Brandywine Fourth In USCAA Director’s Cup Standings Entering Spring

Penn State Brandywine's women's soccer champions
Penn State Brandywine's women's soccer champions

NORFOLK, Va. -- The Penn State Brandywine athletic department ranks fourth in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association Director's Cup standings at the conclusion of winter sports as the Association released updated numbers earlier this week.

Since the 2006-07 academic year, one member of the USCAA has received the Director's Cup as the top athletic department among the Association's more than 80 members. Points are awarded based on results from USCAA Championship events as well as number of sponsored sports offered and attendance at the USCAA Convention in June.

Entering the spring sports season, Brandywine holds a total of 423.8 points, good for fourth overall and the top mark among all 13 of the Penn State University Athletic Conference schools. Penn State Fayette stands 11th, nearly 100 points behind Brandywine, while Penn State DuBois ranks 19th.

Florida College sits on top of the standings with 510 points, while Maine-Fort Kent (445.5 points) and Cleary University (440.4 points) round out the top three.

Brandywine has sent student-athletes from eight sports to USCAA Championships this year. During the fall, the men's golf, men's soccer, volleyball and women's soccer squads all competed at the USCAA Championships, as did three members of the men's and women's cross country teams. In March, Brandywine's PSUAC champion men's and women's basketball teams both reached the national semifinals of their respective USCAA Tournaments for the first time.

On pace to finish in the top four in the Director's Cup standings, Brandywine would become just the second PSUAC school to accomplish that feat after Penn College placed second during the 2008-09 academic year. Penn College has since left the USCAA to compete at the NCAA Division III level. Brandywine's top placement in the Director's Cup standings came last year when it claimed 16th place.

Brandywine will have an opportunity to add points to its ledger this spring through its baseball and softball teams. The Brandywine softball squad has competed at the USCAA Tournament in three-straight years, finishing fourth in 2016 and 2017.