The fall and winter scoring is complete in the NACDA Director's Cup Division III all-sport competition, and St. Thomas sits in eighth place out of more than 430 institutions after a very successful winter season.
St. Thomas comes into spring with 457.75 points with points from eight of its 14 sports thus far.
The Tommies have placed in the top 40 in Division III -- in the top 10 percent of all D-III institutions -- all 16 years of the competition, including 11 top-25 finishes. UST took 10th place in 2009-10 and 26th in 2010-11.
Points are awarded based on an institution's team finishes in NCAA Championships competition.
The Tommies scored in six of eight winter sports and recorded the sixth most points this winter in D-III with 301.75.
Leading UST's winter scoring was a third-place NCAA finish in women's basketball; a fifth-place finish in men's indoor track and field; a ninth-place finish in men's hockey; a 17th-place finish in men's basketball; plus points in women's swimming and diving and women's indoor track.
Last fall, St. Thomas scored in just two of its six sports but collected an impressive 156 points as it tied for third nationally in football and tied for fifth in volleyball.
Washington (Mo.) leads D-III's overall competition with 693.50 points, with Middlebury (Vt.) (676) and Amherst (Mass.) (657.75) close behind.
Four other MIAC institutions rank in top 100 -- St. Olaf is 25th (321 points); Concordia-Moorhead sits in 46th (216); Gustavus is 50th (206); and Carleton is 89th.
Four Wisconsin state schools sit in top 25, led by UW-Whitewater at No. 5.
The only Upper Midwest Athletic Conference institution in the top 100 is St. Scholastica at No. 77.
Click here to see the NACDA news release and year-to-date scoring breakdown: