Athletes from 18 different sports

Johns Hopkins earns Directors' Cup, awarded annually to nation's top collegiate athletics programs

Top-10 national finishes in 14 sports lifts Hopkins to top of standings among all NCAA Division III schools for the first time in its history

For the first time in its history, Johns Hopkins University has won the Learfield Directors' Cup, presented annually by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics to the colleges and universities in the U.S. with the most success in collegiate athletics.

Johns Hopkins had the most successful season among NCAA Division III schools, scoring points in 19 total sports, including 14 that finished among the top 10 nationally, with national championships in women's soccer and women's cross country. JHU totaled 1282 points, well ahead of second-place Tufts (1126.5) and third-place Williams (1112.75).

"This is a proud day for the Blue Jays," said Jennifer S. Baker, director of athletics and recreation at Johns Hopkins. "Earning the Directors' Cup is no easy task; our collective success this year was remarkable, and a consummate team effort. This recognition is a reflection of the hard work and investment of our student-athletes, coaches and staff members, as well as the unwavering support of our campus leadership, colleagues, alumni, families, and fans. I am thrilled to see Hopkins achieve this honor, and deeply grateful for all who made it possible. This is indeed a special and memorable day to be a Jay!"

Hopkins finished second in the Directors' Cup standings on three previous occasions, in 2015, 2019, and 2022. The DIII Director's Cup was first awarded after the 1995-96 academic year.

JHU's total was the third highest among any school in the nation at any level, trailing only Stanford (1339) and Texas (1306.5).

Of the more than 400 schools competing under the NCAA Division III banner, 323 scored points in the Directors' Cup standings in 2022-23.

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