WILIAMSTOWN, MA – Williams College with a strong winter season has moved from 10th place at the end of the fall season to second place in the NCAA DIII Directors' Cup standings, where the Ephs trail Washington-St. Louis by 131.75 points.
Washington-St. Louis has 837.00 points to the Ephs' 705.25.
At the end of the fall season the Ephs were 188 points behind leader Washington-St. Louis.
Williams paced all of DIII with 483.25 points earned in the winter campaign with seven Eph teams scoring in NCAA Tournaments.
Women's swimming & diving led the way for the Ephs scoring 90 points by finishing second. Men's basketball added 83 points with a third place finish, while women's indoor track & field contributed 80 points by finishing fourth.
Men's swimming & diving added 72 points finishing seventh and men's indoor track & field tallied 63.75 points with a 12th place finish, while the Eph ski team accrued 54 points with their 12th place finish. Williams wrestling delivered 40.5 points with a 33rd place finish at the NCAA Championships.
A year ago the Ephs trailed Washington-St. Louis by 22.5 points heading into the winter season and the Ephs ended up claiming their 19th Directors' Cup in the 21-year history of the award by out scoring Washington-St. Louis by a total of 85.25 points to win.
NESCAC has three teams in the current top 10 with Williams second, Tufts in third 6.25 points behind the Ephs, and Middlebury in fifth with 584.00 points.
NCAA DIII Top 10
1. Washington-St. Louis – 837.00
2. Williams – 705.25
3. Tufts – 699.00
4. Johns Hopkins – 592.00
5. Middlebury – 584.00
6. Wisconsin-Whitewater – 500.25
7. Calvin – 493.50
8. SUNY Geneseo – 486.25
9. St. Thomas (MN) – 474.50
10. MIT – 471.75