News: Cougars Shoot Up Director's Cup Standings

CCU Records Best Finish In Director's Cup

Cougars capture 10th RMAC Sportsmanship Award

Strong showings in the field, on the track, and in the gym propelled Colorado Christian University to its highest ever ranking the Learfield Director’s Cup standings. The Cougars finished 43rd out of more than 300 Division II institutions for the 2022-23 academic year. This is a jump of 25 places from CCU’s 2021-22 finish.

“I am so proud, and appreciative of all our CCU Student Athletes, Coaches and Staff members who have worked tirelessly, and have invested so much to elevate competitive excellence, without sacrificing their spiritual, relational, and academic focus,” Athletic Director Brian Wall said. "It is rewarding to see what can be accomplished in the arena when the primary goal is to honor and glorify Jesus Christ. I recognize, and am so grateful for the blessing of the Lord upon CCU Athletics in 2022-2023.”

The Director’s Cup measures the overall strength of an athletic program’s success in NCAA postseason play. The cup is awarded by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics to the institution with the highest points total at the end of each academic year. Points are awarded based on the order of finish in NCAA-sponsored championships.

The Cougars first made noise with a third-place finish from men's cross country at nationals and a 10th place finish for women's cross country in the fall. CCU continued the momentum with points in the winter from indoor track & field. The spring was the highest scoring season for CCU as softball, men's and women's golf and men's track & field all scored points at the championships.

Cougars Claim Sixth-straight RMAC Sportsmanship Cup

The Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference announced the annual winner of the Sportsmanship Cup on Wednesday, and for the sixth consecutive year and 10th time overall, Colorado Christian has been honored with the award.

"I deeply respect and appreciate the excellence with which our athletes are competing within their respective venues, and the character they demonstrate in the midst of competition,” said Wall “At CCU our desire is always to compete with excellence in every way for an Audience of 1, Jesus Christ.”

The 10 sportsmanship cups for the Cougars is the most of any school in the RMAC since the award was introduced in the 2006-07 season.

The RMAC Sportsmanship Cup is designed to honor the institution which upholds the sportsmanship ideals held by the RMAC and the NCAA. The RMAC strives to promote sportsmanship and ethical conduct in every aspect of intercollegiate athletics. Student-athletes, coaches, administrators, officials, and spectators should act with respect and dignity as to uphold the integrity of themselves, their institutions, the NCAA, and intercollegiate athletics as a whole.

Voting for the award is done by institutional Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) team representatives and coaches. Voters consider the conduct of the student-athletes and coaches only.