Bates athletics posts best-ever finish in Directors’ Cup
Propelled by team and individual performances on the national athletics stage, the Bates varsity sports program finished a best-ever 33rd in the final Sports Academy Directors’ Cup competition.
The competition is sponsored annually by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics, United States Sports Academy and USA TODAY and honors the best collegiate athletics programs in the country.
|Will Boe-Wiegaard ’06 (Georgetown, Conn.) advanced to the NCAA singles championship in 2005, giving the Bobcats 25 points in the Directors’ Cup.|
Track and field standout Kelly Godsey ’06 (Parker, Colo.), who won the NCAA Division III championship in the hammer throw in May and collected second-place finishes in the shot put and discus, accounted for 67.75 of Bates’ 305.75 total points, just topping 34th-place finisher Colby College’s 301.5 points.
The women’s basketball team’s Sweet Sixteen appearance in the NCAA tournament netted 64 points, while Will Boe-Wiegaard ’06 (Georgetown, Conn.) advanced to the NCAA singles championship, giving the Bobcats another 25 points.
Bates also collected points in women’s swimming, men’s indoor track and field and women’s skiing.
New England Small College Athletic Conference member Williams College won the 2004-05 competition. Including Bates, seven of 11 NESCAC schools finished in the top 40 of the Directors’ Cup. NCAA Division III comprises 421 active member schools. Full results at NACDA.com.
Bates in the Directors’ Cup