Western Washington University is ranked No.25 nationally in the 2014-15 Division II Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup Standings following completion of the winter sports season.
The Vikings have a total of 283-1/2 points. Grand Valley State MI leads the 300 DII schools with 660, followed by Colorado Mesa at 490-1/2.
WWU ranks third among Great Northwest Athletic Conference schools. Simon Fraser is 12th (348) and Alaska Anchorage 17th (329 1/2).
Last year, the Vikings tied for 20th nationally in the overall standings. It was their seventh straight Top 20 finish. They finished sixth in 2009-10, seventh in 2010-11, 10th in 2008-09, 12th in 2012-13, 13th in 2011-12 and 20th in 2007-08.
WWU has had 11 consecutive top 50 national finishes and been among the top 100 in each of its 16 seasons as a NCAA II member.
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 NCAA finish in up to 14 sports - seven women’s and seven men’s.