NORFOLK, VA - Johnson & Wales Charlotte finished 4th in the 2019-2020 USCAA Director's Cup final standings as announced by the USCAA on March 31st. The cancelation of Spring sport seasons forced a premature end to the competition. The final standings were derived from schools' finishes in the Fall 2019 USCAA National Championships, 2020 USCAA Basketball National Championships, USCAA National Convention attendance, and institutional sport offerings.
Johnson & Wales was the highest finishing school among all Division II members in 2019-2020. This also marked the second consecutive year that Johnson & Wales finished in the top 5 nationally. The Wildcats were third in last year's Director's Cup final standings.
2019-2020 was a banner year for the program. It marked the first time in school history that each of the five teams qualified for postseason play. Men's Soccer and Women's Volleyball reached the national championship game in their respective tournaments for the second consecutive year. Men's Basketball was the top seed in their tournament and made it to the semifinal round. Women's Basketball earned a postseason bid for the third consecutive season, tying a school record. Women's Soccer advanced to the postseason for the third time in four seasons.
Johnson & Wales also had several individual student-athletes recognized for their excellence in 2019-2020. Seven earned USCAA National All-Academic Team honors for their achievement in the classroom. A total of fourteen Wildcats were named USCAA All-Americans based on their outstanding play during their seasons.
The complete release Director's Cup release from the USCAA can be found here.