CLEVELAND—Coming off a successful fall season that included three programs participating in NCAA Division III Championship play, Babson College sits tied for 32nd place among 450 schools in the most recent fall update of the Learfield IMG College Directors' Cup standings.
One of four New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) institutions represented, the Beavers totaled 128 points during the fall championships. Field hockey picked up 53 points by advancing to the second round of the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2016, while women's volleyball also reached the second round and earned 50 points in their third straight NCAA appearance.
Men's soccer captured an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament after winning its first NEWMAC crown since 2016 and garnered 33 points for the Green and White.
The Learfield Sports Directors' Cup is awarded annually to the nation's best overall collegiate athletics program. Each institution is awarded points in a pre-determined number of sports for men and women. The Division III program began in 1995-96 by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and USA TODAY, and it has since grown into a highly recognized mark of distinction among collegiate institutions.
Babson recorded a department-best 23rd-place finish during a historic 2016-17 campaign that saw nine programs compete in their respective Division III championships.