Written by David Mann
4/19/2012 (CLEVELAND) – The National Alliance of Two Year College Athletic Administrators announced Darton College Athletics as No. 3 among the winter leaders of the 2011-12 NATYCAA Cup Standings.
Darton’s winter sports include women’s basketball, men’s and women’s swimming and diving, and men’s wrestling. All of Darton’s winter programs produced NJCAA All-American student-athletes in the 2011-2012 season, culminating in freshman swimmer Anna Macht’s national championship title in the 400 IM.
“Again the hard-work and dedication of our student-athletes, coaching staff and our very supportive faculty and staff at Darton College has led to another successful athletic season that has brought this national recognition to our campus,” said Dr. Mike Kiefer, director of athletics at Darton.
Darton garnered 84.5 points in the scholarship college division poll. Iowa Central Community College led with 123.0 total points. Monroe Community College (New York) ranked second with 92.5 points.
The Iowa Central and Monroe athletic programs house sports not offered at Darton, such as men’s basketball and hockey, which may have contributed to their higher point totals.
Darton’s fall sports programs finished No. 4 overall in a previous poll by the NATYCAA.
Darton’s ongoing spring sports – baseball, softball and golf – are all currently ranked nationally.