Williams loans Directors’ Cup
to Sports Museum of America
With plenty to trophies to loan, Williams representatives recently visited the new Sports Museum of America to place one of the college’s 12 Directors’ Cups on display.
Williams has won 12 of the 13 Directors’ Cups awarded annually since 1996 to honor broad-based athletics programs in Division III. The school won the awards – including the last 10 consecutive Directors Cups – on the basis of its sports’ performances in NCAA championships.
Williams President Morty Schapiro, who currently serves as a member of the Division III Presidents Council, and Athletics Director Harry Sheehy visited the museum to put one of the college’s Directors’ Cups on display at the museum for the next five years.
Philip Schwalb, founder and chief executive officer of the museum, accepted the trophy for the museum during a ceremony last Wednesday. Schapiro and Sheehy were hosted during their visit to the museum by Williams alumnus Mike Ryan, a member of the museum’s board of directors (and the father of three Eph student-athletes).
Williams, which sponsors 30 varsity sports, claimed Division III championships during 2007-08 in rowing and women’s tennis.
The Directors’ Cup is awarded in each of the NCAA’s three membership divisions and the NAIA by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics. The awards will have a new title sponsor this year, Learfield Sports.
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