Saint Augustine’s College Boasts Top D-II HBCU Athletic Program in 2009-10
July 9, 2010
Saint Augustine’s College is the top Division II athletics program among historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) according to the final standings of the 2009-10 Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup, which was released this month. The Directors’ Cup is presented annually to the best college athletics program in Divisions I, II and III and the NAIA.
The Falcons finished 38th overall with 379.50 points. They scored most of their points in men’s track and field, which accounted for 190 points. The Falcons won the NCAA outdoor title and were NCAA indoor runner-ups this season. Points were also scored in women’s track and field (139.5) and men’s basketball (50).
The Falcons finished higher than two other HBCUs which finished among the top 75 schools. Lincoln (Mo.) was 47th overall with 342.50 points, and Johnson C. Smith University was 67th with 270 points. Saint Augustine’s College and Johnson C. Smith are both members of the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA).
Grand Valley State (Mich.) scored 1,021.50 points to claim the Directors’ Cup. California (Pa.) was second with 703 points and Central Missouri was third with 672 points. The link to the standings and scoring system is http://www.nacda.com/directorscup/nacda-directorscup-current-scoring.html