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12.26.13 | Athletics

BU Finishes Fall No. 12 in Directors’ Cup

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – With 153 total points, the Baker University athletic department tied for 12th in the 2013-14 Leafield Sports Directors' Cup NAIA Final Fall Standings.

Baker tied with Martin Methodist (Tenn.) for 12th and finished No. 1 in the State of Kansas and No. 1 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference.

The 153 points were an accumulation of the postseason success' Baker had in 2013, as they received 40 points from its women's cross country team who took 17th in the NAIA Women's Cross Country National Championship meet, they also collected 60 points from its football team that ended 2013 with a No. 5 national ranking and received 53 points from its HAAC conference champion men's soccer team that finished the season ranked No. 9 in the NAIA.

"It's been another remarkable fall season for our teams full of broken records, conference titles, national playoff appearances, all-conference players, and scholar-athlete recognition," Director of Athletics Theresa Yetmar said. "Being ranked No. 12 in the Learfield Cup standings is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our coaches and student-athletes. They continue to push the bar for success higher each season, both on and off the field. I am extremely proud of how they represent our university.

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 finish in up to 12 sports -- six women's and six men's.

The first NAIA winter standings will be released Thursday, March 13, 2014.

For a look at the Fall standings, please click here.

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