San Antonio - Trinity athletics has received a national ranking of #36 in the final Learfield IMG College 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 Tiger teams chalked up 426 points based on NCAA postseason competition.
Trinity led the three Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) schools in the standings. Texas Lutheran University placed 73rd, Colorado College was 173rd, and Southwestern (TX) University finished in 223rd place.
Men’s tennis led the spring sports with 64 points and tied for ninth place in the Directors’ Cup Standings. Trinity advanced to the NCAA third round and finished with a 17-10 record, along with a #13 ranking by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA). Wilson Lambeth earned All-America honors in singles and doubles, while Jordan Pitts received the distinction in doubles with his partner.
Women’s tennis picked up 50 points and was ranked 17th in the Directors’ Cup. The Tigers advanced to the NCAA second round and finished with a 13-7 record and a #18 national ranking by the ITA.
Baseball amassed 37.5 points and finished 33rd in the standings. Trinity advanced to the NCAA Regional and completed the season with a 35-12 record, and a ranking as high as 15th by Collegiate Baseball.
Women’s track & field scored 31.5 points and placed 40th in the standings and tied for the #40 slot at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships. Molly McCullough and Abigail Bannon-Schneebeck garnered All-America honors.
The fall and winter sports also contributed to the success of the Tigers this season. Molly McCullough became Trinity’s first back-to-back cross country All-American with a #21 finish at the NCAA Women’s Championships. The Tigers earlier placed fourth at the NCAA South/Southeast Regional.
Men’s soccer advanced to the NCAA Round of 16 for the sixth time in seven years and finished with a 17-2-3 record, along with a national ranking as high as eighth by D3soccer.com. Brady Johnston, Austin Michaelis, and Quentin Van Der Lee earned All-America honors.
Women’s soccer advanced to the NCAA second round and wrapped up the year with a 17-2-1 mark and a #18 ranking by United Soccer Coaches and D3soccer.com. Chelsea Cole and Kristen Canepa received All-America accolades.
Tiger volleyball received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament and completed the season with a 25-7 record and a #17 ranking by the American Volleyball Coaches Association. Madeline McKay and Katrina Lieberman were elected to All-America Teams.
The Trinity men’s and women’s swimming & diving teams competed at the NCAA Championships. The men’s team placed 27th and the women tied for 47th place. Men’s diver Daniel Valmassei garnered All-America recognition with a fourth-place finish on the 1-meter board, and swimmer Beau Tipton was an Honorable Mention All-American. Women’s swimmer Mabel Fowler became an Honorable Mention All-American.