2015

Lions Earn Highest Learfield Cup Ranking in History

The National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) released the final standings for the 2014-2015 Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup in June, and Saint Leo University ranked eighth overall—the highest finish among all Sunshine State Conference institutions for the first time in school history.

The Lions led the Sunshine State Conference as the lone institution to finish in the top 10. In the Directors’ Cup 20-year history, the conference has only had nine teams rank among the top 10, and three schools rank among the top 5. Saint Leo’s eighth place ranking is the conference’s first top-10 finish since 2013, and is the best finish since Tampa ranked fifth in 2005.

Saint Leo University focuses on developing the mind, body, and spirit of each student. The university boasts 23 intercollegiate teams involving 450 student-athletes, who compete in NCAA Division II. The Lions are members of the Sunshine State Conference and student-athletes consistently are named to the Commissioner’s Honor Roll with GPAs of 3.2 and higher. Saint Leo Athletics focuses on individual growth and progress by offering opportunities for the development of leadership, skills, and talents in sports as well success in the classroom.

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