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Augustana Teams Rate High

Augustana Teams Rate High

Augustana qualified 12 teams for NCAA postseason play to earn sixth place in the final 2012-13 Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup Standings.

Augustana collected 625 points while recording its third straight top-10 finish in the Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup Standings.

For the second straight season, Grand Canyon (Ariz.) was the top finisher, followed by Grand Valley State (Mich.), Ashland (Ohio), Minnesota State University, Mankato and Adams State (Colo.) in fifth.

In the fall, Augustana accounted for 170 points, as the men’s and women’s cross country teams both won conference and region titles to advance to the national championships. The women placed second at the national meet while the men recorded their highest national finish in school history, placing fourth.

Augustana earned 232 points during the winter season. Women’s basketball advanced to the Final Four after winning the NSIC Tournament and Central Region titles. Men’s basketball earned 32 points making an appearance in the semifinals of the NCAA Central Region Tournament.

Women’s indoor track and field earned 47 points with a 26th place finish at nationals while the men’s indoor squad earned 27 points with a 45th place finish at the national meet. The Viking wrestling squad earned 43 points for Augustana garnering a 31st place finish at the national meet.

Augustana earned 223 points during the spring season. Women’s golf made their sixth straight appearance in the NCAA Championships and earned 66 points with an 11th place finish nationally. Women’s tennis earned 50 points, advancing to the NCAA Central Region Tournament.

The Vikings gained 25 points with the softball tournament making regional tournament appearance while men’s and women’s outdoor track and field combined to gain 82 points towards Augustana’s total.

Following an 11th place finish in 2009-10, Augustana recorded back-to-back top five finishes in the Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup, including a third place finish in 2010-11, its highest in school history, and a fourth place finish in 2011-12.

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