San Antonio - Trinity athletics has received a national ranking of #31 in the final Learfield Sports Division III Directors’ Cup Standings.
Over 400 NCAA Division III institutions are ranked in the prestigious standings, administered by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA). Led by Trinity’s Director of Athletics Bob King, Trinity amassed 475 points based on NCAA postseason competition.
Men’s tennis paced the spring sports with 64 points and a tie for ninth place in the Directors’ Cup standings. Led by Head Coach Russell McMindes, the Tigers advanced to the NCAA third round and completed the season with a 16-12 record, along with a #15 regular-season ranking by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA). Jordan Pitts and Wilson Lambeth earned a bid to the NCAA Doubles Championship.
Trinity women’s tennis scored 50 points and tied for 17th place. Head Coach Gretchen Rush guided the Tigers to the NCAA Tournament second round and a 13-11 record with a #20 ITA regular-season ranking. Caroline Kutach competed in the NCAA Singles Championship.
Men’s track & field accumulated 34.5 points and stood in a tie for the #38 slot at the NCAA Outdoor Championships. Head Coach Marcus Whitehead led a school-record nine student-athletes to the NCAA Championships, with six men and three women. Cody Hall first earned All-America honors in the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships in the men’s 60-meter hurdles event with a runner-up finish. Hall again placed second for All-America kudos, this time in the 110-meter hurdles at the Outdoor Championships. Matt Love finished eighth in the men’s discus throw at the Outdoor meet and garnered All-America distinction.
The women’s track & field team scored five points and finished in 72nd place in the standings. Britney Sullivan turned in a seventh-place All-America performance in the Outdoor triple jump and also competed in her signature event at the Indoor Championships.
Trinity’s fall and winter sports teams also contributed to the success of the Tigers this season. Women’s cross country placed 16th at nationals, while the men’s team finished fifth at Regionals. Men’s and women’s soccer each advanced to the NCAA second round. The Tiger men were ranked 10th nationally and the women were 13th. Tiger volleyball received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament and was ranked 11th in the final poll.
Women’s swimming & diving finished in 23rd place at the NCAA Championships and four student-athletes picked up All-America and Honorable Mention accolades in three events. Trinity’s men placed 44th and a Tiger diver earned Honorable Mention All-America distinction.