San Antonio - Trinity athletics has earned a national ranking of 24th in the final winter 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, the Tigers chalked up 321.50 points based on NCAA postseason competition.
Trinity women’s swimming & diving scored 50.5 points in the standings, after finishing in 23rd place at the NCAA Division III Championships. Lindsay Hagmann earned All-America honors in the women’s 50-yard freestyle and Honorable Mention All-America kudos in the 100-yard freestyle. Hagmann, Lauren Cuda, Abbie Jones, and Star Rosales picked up Honorable Mention All-America accolades in the 200-yard freestyle relay.
Men’s diver Daniel Valmassei garnered Honorable Mention All-America recognition on the 1-meter board. The Tiger men amassed up 29.5 points in the Directors’ Cup, after finishing 44th at nationals.
Tiger women’s basketball, with Head Coach Cameron Hill, posted 25 points in the standings. Trinity advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the third consecutive time and fourth in six years under the leadership of Coach Hill. The Tigers fell short in the first round, and completed the season with a 23-4 record. Micah Weaver was elected to the D3hoops.com All-America Third Team and was designated as a Women’s Basketball Coaches Association NCAA Division III Coaches’ Honorable Mention All-American.
The fall sports 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 Playoffs and was ranked 11th in the final poll.