Directors’ Cup finish WUSTL’s highest ever

The Department of Athletics finished second in the 2007-08 United States Sports Academy Directors’ Cup Division III standings, as announced by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics, United States Sports Academy and USA Today.

The second-place finish is the highest in school history and the Bears’ sixth-straight top 10 appearance: 2002-03 (fifth), 2003-04 (ninth), 2004-05 (third), 2005-06 (seventh), 2006-07 (fifth).

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WUSTL, in first place after the fall and winter standings, accumulated a school-record 899 points, breaking the record points total of 845 set in 2006-07. WUSTL won a school-record three national championships and had 14 teams compete in NCAA Tournament action.

Schael gets AD honors

Director of Athletics John Schael was named the AstroTurf Division III Central Region Athletic Director of the Year at the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics 43rd Annual Convention in Dallas. Schael, who recently completed his 30th year on the Danforth Campus, also received the honor in 2000.

Since his arrival in 1978, WUSTL has 129 NCAA appearances, 124 University Athletic Association (UAA) titles and 15 national championships.

The University had a banner year in 2007-08, picking up a school-record three national championships and four UAA titles.

More accolades for Leonard-Fleckman

Recent graduate Morgen Leonard-Fleckman of the women’s track and field team was named to the ESPN the Magazine College Division Academic All-America first team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

Leonard-Fleckman becomes the 12th WUSTL track and field student-athlete to be named to the Academic All-America team. She finished her career as a four-time All-America honoree and holds school records in both the indoor and outdoor pole vault.

Stein named to NCAA advisory committee

Sophomore Isaac Stein of the national champion men’s tennis team has been named to the NCAA Division III Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). Stein, the representative for the University Athletic Association, will begin his term immediately and continue through May 1, 2011.

The SAAC committee is made up of 24 members, including one student-athlete from each of the Division III Student-Athlete Advisory Committee conferences represented in the partnership program and four members from independent institutions representing each of the four geographical regions.