A spring-season rally vaulted Williams to its 13th Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup, awarded annually to the best all-around athletics program in NCAA Div. III competition.
The Ephs trailed Amherst by 78.5 points heading into spring but earned berths in six Div. III championships (men’s and women’s tennis, men’s and women’s track and field, women’s lacrosse and women’s rowing) to close the gap. Women’s crew cemented the comeback with its fourth consecutive NCAA crown.
With a 143.5-point margin of victory over runner-up Middlebury, Williams has received 13 of the 14 Directors’ Cups—11 in a row—awarded in Div. III. The Ephs paced NESCAC with 10 team titles in 2008-09 and topped Little Three competition for the 24th straight year with 11 crowns