With the men's and women's basketball teams both reaching the national semifinals and the men's golf and women's rowing squads each finishing third at nationals, Western Washington University placed 12th nationally among 312 NCAA Division II schools in the final 2012-13 Learfield Sports Directors' Cup standings released Tuesday, June 6.
It is the Vikings' fifth straight top 15 finish. They placed sixth in 2009-10, seventh in 2010-11, 10th in 2008-09 and 13th in 2011-12.
The Vikings finished with 526.50 points, 167.00 in the fall, 192.00 in the winter and 167.50 in the spring.
WWU's national placing was the highest among Great Northwest Athletic Conference schools with Alaska Anchorage second at No.21 (485.50).