ROCK HILL, S.C. (TheSAC.com) – Through the fall and winter season, The South Atlantic Conference a pair of schools in the top five and 10 total member institutions in the Learfield Directors' Cup 2016-17 standings. 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 14 sports -- seven women's and seven men's at the NCAA Championships.
Wingate leads the South Atlantic Conference at No. 3 in the standings with 498 points, followed by Queens at No. 4 with 492.50 points.
Lincoln Memorial is currently ranked No. 71 with 172 points and at No. 93 is Carson-Newman with 129 points. Lenoir-Rhyne sits at No. 145 with 75 points, while Newberry's 72.50 points is good for No. 156. Anderson is ranked No. 161 as it has 57 points, while Mars Hill is at No. 187 with 45 points. Tusculum (No. 198) and Catawba (No. 218) round out the list for the South Atlantic Conference.
Wingate picked up points from basketball as the Bulldog women earned 50 points and the Bulldog men added 25 points. In the pool, Wingate collected 85 points from the women and 72 points from the men. The Wingate women's indoor track team picked up 48 points, while the men's team chipped in 49 points.
Queens swept the men's and women's swimming national championships to collect 200 points between the two squads. The Royals' men's basketball team threw in 65 points and the women's indoor track and field team notched 61.5 points.
Lincoln Memorial's men's basketball squad advanced to its second-straight Final Four to add 83 points, while the Lady Railsplitters advanced to the Southeast Region Final on the hardwood to add 64 points.
Carson-Newman received 57 points from its women's swimming team to go along with 22 from the men in the pool.
Newberry garnered 47.5 points in wrestling, while the Anderson women's basketball team collected 25 points. Catawba's men's swimming team picked up 10 points at the NCAA Championship.