Cleveland, Ohio-The University of Bridgeport checks in at number 25 in the country in the first NCAA Division II Learfield Sports Directors' Cup standings of the 2011-12 academic year. The outstanding performances by the UB women's soccer and volleyball teams gave the Purple Knights a total of 123.0 points in the national standings.
Grand Valley State University is number one in the Division II Learfield Sports Directors' Cup standings with a total of 260 points.
Bridgeport tops all East Coast Conference institutions in the Division II Learfield Sports Directors' Cup. Dowling College is number two at number 48 in the country with 75.0 points.
The Learfield Sports Directors' Cup was developed as a joint effort between the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and USA Today. Points are awarded based on each institution's finish in up to 14 sports -- seven women's and seven men's.