Boca Raton, Fla. – Boasting seven NCAA postseason appearances and the 2019 Men's Golf National Champions, Lynn University finished 21st in the final Learfield IMG College Directors' Cup standings for the 2018-19 season. This is the best finish for the Fighting Knights since 2014-15 and their ninth top-25 finish overall.
The Blue and White climbed the national ranks during the spring seasons, jumping from 67th following the winter to the 21st position. Lynn posted the sixth-best spring of all Division II institutions with a total of 309.0 points thanks to NCAA appearances from its women's golf, men's golf, women's tennis and men's tennis programs.
21st is the Fighting Knights highest ranking since 2014-15 when they ended the year 12th overall. Lynn's highest-ever finish came in 1997-98 when the Blue and White rode their women's soccer and women's tennis National Championships to a seventh place finish.
The SSC, which won seven of the 25 D-II national titles, had four schools in the top-25, led by Tampa (12), Barry (14) and Florida Southern (18). The SSC joins the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) as the only two conferences to have four schools inside the top-25.
The Learfield Directors' Cup was developed as a joint effort between the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and USA Today.
Complete standings and the scoring structure can be found on NACDA's website at www.directorscup.org.
About Learfield IMG College:
Learfield IMG College unlocks the value of college sports for brands, fans and universities through the representation of collegiate institutions, conferences and arenas. As a fully integrated sports marketing and solutions platform, Learfield IMG College provides access to licensing and multimedia sponsorship management, including publishing, radio, digital and social media; fan engagement, ticket sales and professional concessions expertise; branding; campus-wide business and sponsorship development; and venue technology systems. The company has long had the privilege of being an advocate for intercollegiate athletics, and since 2008, has served as title sponsor of the acclaimed Directors' Cup.