Monday, August 01, 2005

Williams College tops two national sports rankings; NCAA will webcast talk with Sheehy Tuesday, 5 p.m.

Submitted by Dick Quinn, sports-information director, Williams College
Date: Mon, 01 Aug 2005 12:01:55 -0400

Williams College Athletic Director Harry Sheehy will be a guest on the NSCA's "College Athlete Today " radio show that airs on the VoiceAmerica Channel [] Tuesday, August 2nd from 5:00-6:00 p.m. EST. NSCA founder Chris Krause and co-host Jon Kerr will interview Sheehy about Williams College and its highly successful athletic program. Sheehy will be the featured guest on the show.

Williams College Tops Two More National Rankings in Sweeping the 2005 NCSA Power Rankings

CHICAGO -- The National Collegiate Scouting Association (NCSA) has announced that Williams College has finished on top of the NCAA Div. 3 2005 NSCA Collegiate Power Rankings and the Ephs also rank first overall among all 1,044 NCAA member institutions. Williams' power rating of 2.33 led NCAA Div. 3 and all NCAA members. An NCSA power rating of 1.0 would equal a perfect score. The Ephs' power rating of 2.33 was well ahead of archrival Amherst College, which finished second in both power rankings with a 5.0.

The New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) was omnipresent in the NCAA Div. 3 rankings with 10 schools finishing in the top 17 and four in the top five: Williams (1), Amherst (2), Middlebury (4), Bowdoin (5), Colby (11), Bates (12), Wesleyan (13), Tufts (14), Trinity (15) and Hamilton (17).

The NCSA's Power Rankings were developed by NCSA founder and CEO Chris Krause in 2002. NCSA's Collegiate Power Rankings are calculated for each school at the NCAA Division I, II and III level by averaging the U.S. News & World Report ranking, the U.S. Sports Academy Directors' Cup ranking and the NCAA student-athlete graduation rate of each school. The U.S. Sports Academy Directors' Cup ranking evaluates the strength of NCAA athletic departments, while the U.S. News & World Report ranking recognizes institutions of academic excellence. The student-athlete graduation rates are based on those provided by the NCAA.

Williams finished first in both the U.S. News & World Report 2005 rankings and in the U.S. Sports Academy Directors' Cup and the Ephs' NCAA graduation rate is a five.

The NCSA Collegiate Power Rankings provide data that allows prospective student-athletes and parents to evaluate the particular strengths of universities based on academic and athletic factors, as well as student-athlete graduation rates.

The NCSA Collegiate Power Rankings are a useful tool when comparing colleges you are considering now and those you may consider in the future.  Having this information at your fingertips will assist you in making informed decisions in your college search.


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