RIVERSIDE, Calif. --- In its final year of NAIA competition,
California Baptist University finished sixth place in the 2010-11 Learfield
Sports-NAIA Directors' Cup.
It is the Lancers' fourth straight top 10 finish, all of
them in the top seven. Last year, the Lancers finished seventh. Their best
finish ever was fifth (692.5 points) in 2009, and they were also sixth in 2008.
The Lancers, who posted 247 points in the spring, finished
with 658 total points. They were third-best GSAC program as Azusa Pacific
(820.75) won its seventh straight cup and Fresno Pacific (719.75) finished
Embry-Riddle (Fla.) was second, and Shorter (Ga.) was third.
Lindenwood (Mo.) was fifth. CBU was just 27.25 points behind Lindenwood. There
were 201 different programs that scored points.
CBU picked up 100 points with a national championship in
women's golf and added another 90 points in softball. Baseball then racked up
57 points with their second straight NAIA National Championship appearance.
The GSAC put four teams in the top 10 as Concordia finished
eighth. Biola finished 11th and Point Loma Nazarene was 24th,
giving the GSAC six in the top 25.
The Learfield Sports Directors' Cup was developed as a joint
effort between the National Association of Collegiate Director's of Athletics
(NACDA) and USA Today. Points are awarded based on each institution's finish in
up to 12 sports-six men's and six women's.
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