Cleveland, OH (Sept. 1, 2010)– Presentations of the 2009-10 Learfield Sports Directors’ Cups will take place on the winning institution campuses over the course of the next two months. Grand Valley State University, the 2009-10 Division II Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup champion, will kick off the first of four presentations tomorrow during halftime of its game versus West Texas A&M University. The game kicks off at 8 p.m. and will be televised by CBS College Sports Network.


Azusa Pacific University, the NAIA Directors’ Cup champion in 2009-10, will hold its presentation during halftime of its September 18 football game against Whittier at 6 p.m. PT.


The Cardinal of Stanford will honor its athletics programs with its Division I Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup during halftime of its October 23 homecoming game versus Washington State.


The Division III Directors’ Cup will be presented on the campus of Williams College during halftime of its homecoming game against Wesleyan (Conn.) College on November 6.


“As NACDA continues to recognize collegiate sports champions from Divisions I, II and III and the NAIA, we want to acknowledge the fact that Capital One has announced a program to recognize both a men’s and women’s champion at the Division I level, but would like to point out that the Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup is a broad-based program that represents all student-athletes at four-year colleges and universities across the United States and Canada (approximately 1,400 institutions),” said National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) President Dave Roach, director of athletics at Colgate University.


“Our Association supports and will continue to administer the Directors’ Cup program, which has been in existence for 17 years, and is currently sponsored by Learfield Sports. The Directors’ Cup was created by athletics administrators for athletics administrators and is a highly recognized mark of distinction among collegiate institutions, which honors success in many sports, both men’s and women’s.”


About NACDA: NACDA, now in its 46th year, is the professional and educational association for more than 6,500 college athletics administrators at more than 1,600 institutions throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. More than 2,200 athletics administrators annually attend the NACDA Convention. Additionally, NACDA administers 11 professional associations for the separate business units that report directly to the athletics directors. For more information on NACDA, visit


Posted on Wednesday, September 1, 2010