Susquehanna University Finishes Third in Final 2008-09 Landmark Conference President's All-Sports Cup Standings

MADISON, N.J., June 3 -- Following the conclusion of the spring season, Susquehanna University finished in third place out of eight institutions in the final 2008-09 Landmark Conference President's All-Sports Cup standings.

Susquehanna, which led the standings after this past fall season and ranked second after the winter season, earned 6.538 points this past academic year, behind only Moravian College's 7.222 and The University of Scranton's 6.719. Juniata College finished fourth with 5.985 points.

SU improved on its fifth-place finish in the standings from a year ago with the help of strong showings from its baseball and softball teams in the spring. The Crusaders captured the Landmark regular-season baseball championship and finished as the regular-season and postseason runners-up in softball.

Susquehanna doubled its conference postseason championships count from last academic year by winning four in 2008-09 (men's soccer, men's and women's cross country and men's indoor track & field).

In addition to baseball and softball, SU also qualified for postseason tournaments in women's volleyball, field hockey and men's and women's basketball. Susquehanna women's volleyball, men's basketball, women's swimming & diving, women's indoor track & field and men's outdoor track & field all finished as Landmark runners-up.

The Landmark All-Sports Cup is awarded based on a formula that rewards institutions for their finishes in regular-season conference standings as well as results in Landmark postseason play. The formula also takes into account the number of sports that a school sponsors.

Susquehanna sponsors all 20 Landmark sports.