In the release of the 2012-13 Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup NAIA final standings, Westmont College Athletics has improved on last year’s nineteenth place finish by moving up to number 13 for the 2012-13 season. Westmont scored 539.50 points, second only to Concordia (Calif.) among Golden State Athletic Conference schools.
The thirteenth-place finish is the best for Westmont since 2002 when the Warriors placed a program-high seventh. Westmont, which also placed seventh in 1998, has finished in the top-ten on three occasions and the top-15 on eight.
“Like the GSAC All-Sports Award, our lofty standing in the Director’s Cup is another tangible measure of our accomplishments as an overall athletic program,” said Westmont athletic director Dave Odell. “I especially like the Director’s Cup because it rewards excellence across all sports and both genders equally.
“At Westmont, our coaching staff is very close,” continued Odell. “We cheer for each other, we encourage each other professionally and we feed off each other’s success. In fact, we even share athletes. This year we had five athletes compete in more than one sport. So, as a coaching staff, it is fun and motivating to have a collective goal that we can pursue together despite the varying natures of our particular sports.”