(Editor’s note: Rocky Mountain College media release)
WESTLAKE, Ohio, December 20, 2018 – Rocky Mountain College earned a No. 2 ranking in the final fall NAIA Learfield Directors Cup Standings of 2018.
Released on Thursday, the Learfield Director’s Cup awards points based on how an institution performs at the NAIA national championships. The Battlin’ Bears finished 2018 with five of Rocky’s fall sports teams having competed in a championship series.
Rocky’s men soccer team advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2018 NAIA Men’s Soccer National Championship before losing 1-0 to eventual national champion, Central Methodist. They ended their season with an overall record of 18-5-1 and having won the Cascade Collegiate Conference tournament.
Rocky’s volleyball team advanced to bracket play of the 2018 NAIA Women’s Volleyball National Championship before losing to regional rival Southern Oregon (25-23, 19-25, 25-22, 25-17). The Battlin’ Bears finished 30-6 on the season.
Rocky’s football team advanced to the opening round of the 2018 NAIA Football National Championship before losing 49-20 to eventual national champion, Morningside. The Battlin’ Bears were the 2018 Frontier Conference champions with a record of 8-4.
Rocky’s men’s cross country team finished in 23rd while the women’s cross country team placed in 26th at the 2018 NAIA Cross Country National Championship.
Elsewhere in the Frontier Conference, Lewis-Clark State finished in 27th while Providence ranked 76th.