Case Western Reserve University softball players huddle together and hold up an NCAA trophy

Spartans earn highest-ever finish in Directors’ Cup

Case Western Reserve University recorded its highest-ever finish in the Learfield Directors’ Cup standings, finishing the year 23rd among all NCAA Division III programs.

The Learfield Directors’ Cup recognizes the colleges and universities with the most success in collegiate athletics, with points awarded based on each institution’s finish in the NCAA Championships. The Directors’ Cup was developed as a joint effort between the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and USA Today.

The Spartans finished the year with 589 total points, a 92-point increase over last year’s previous program-best total of 497 points. It marks the fourth straight year that CWRU has set a new high for Directors’ Cup points.

Five different CWRU teams reached the NCAA Championship in the spring to add 265 points to the department’s total, marking its highest-scoring single season ever. CWRU had 12 scoring teams in the 2023-24 academic year—the most in the department’s history.

Read full details on the athletics’ website.