All nine teams from the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) rank in the final standings of the 2018-19 Division III Learfield Director's Cup as recently announced by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA).
Two teams finished in the top 25 of Division III institutions as Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (CMS) amassed 716 total points highlighted by 434 points during the Spring. The CMS men's and women's tennis teams - both winners of their respective SCIAC Postseason Tournaments - advanced to the NCAA Division III Championships and both finished as national runners-up, totaling 90 points each towards the Director's Cup standings. The Athenas' women's golf team finished eighth overall after winning their conference postseason tournament and placing fourth overall at the NCAA Championship. The men's golf team placed eighth in the national playoffs and recorded 70.5 points, while the women's lacrosse team scored 50 points and finished 17th overall after winning their league tournament. In softball, CMS finished 47th overall and secured 25 points, while the women's outdoor track & field squad posted 23.5 points and also finished 47th overall. The Stags' outdoor track & field program contributed five points after placing 76th at the national meet. Both track & field programs won their respective SCIAC Championships.
Finishing with 505.25 total points and 23rd overall in the standings, Pomona-Pitzer received 64 points from its women's tennis program which placed ninth in the NCAA Tournament following a second place finish in the SCIAC Postseason Tournament. Teh Sagehens' men's track & field team added 57.75 points and finished 16th, while the women's track & field team added 31.5 points with a 40th place finish.
Redlands climbed into the 72nd spot overall with 267.75 total points, including 209.25 in the Spring. The Bulldogs' women's track & field team contributed 63.75 points and finished 12th overall, while the women's golf team followed with 60 points and secured a 10th overall mark at the NCAA Championship. Redlands' men's golf team was just behind at 17th overall and added 57 points, while the men's track & field program turned in 28.5 points after placing 42nd at the national championship.
Headlining Chapman's 158th place finish was the Panthers' baseball program which won the SCIAC Postseason Tournament, and then ran the table in the NCAA Championship en route to the program's second national championship. One hundred of Chapman's 125 points in the standings came via the baseball team during the Spring season.
In 191st place with 97 total points was Occidental which received its final five points through women's track & field which placed 66th overall. California Lutheran placed four spots behind the Tigers in 195th with 92.50 points. The Regals' women's water polo squad won the SCIAC Postseason Tournament and collected 25 points and placed ninth in the NCAA Championship.
La Verne entered the Director's Cup standings notching all 57.50 of its points in the Spring. The Leopards' men's golf team won the SCIAC Championship and finished 28th overall en route to 46 points in the NCAA playoffs. The women's track & field team added 11.5 points after placing 60th overall at the national meet. Whittier also entered the final standings thanks to 50 points and 17th overall finish in softball. The Poets earned the SCIAC Postseason Tournament crown and advanced to the regional final.
Caltech rounds out the SCIAC schools in the final Director's Cup standings with all 27 of its points coming during the winter season.