DIRECTOR’S CUP

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR’S CUP

The Directors Cup is awarded annually to the top New Mexico Activities Association member schools in each classification based upon success in activities, athletics, and sportsmanship. Points are awarded in each category based on the following criteria:

Athletics

Points are awarded for participation/success in a total of 21 sports programs. These are Boys Cross Country, Girls Cross Country, Football, Boys Soccer, Girls Soccer, Volleyball, Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, Cheer, Dance, Boys Swimming & Diving, Girls Swimming & Diving, Wrestling, Baseball, Boys Golf, Girls Golf, Softball, Boys Tennis, Girls Tennis, Boys Track & Field, and Girls Track & Field.

  • 20 points for participation in each program
  • 60 points for each District Championship
  • 80 points for each appearance in the state semifinals OR 3rd/4th place finish
  • 100 points for each State Runner-Up finish
  • 120 points for each State Championship

NOTE: Points given for regular season district title and district tournament title (Basketball and Volleyball ONLY), BUT a school can only accumulate a maximum of 60 points per program in this category.

Activities

*Points are awarded for participation in 13 activity programs and for participation/success in 11 activity programs. Points for participation only include the activities of Speech & Debate, BPA, DECA, Educators Rising, English Expo, FCCLA, HOSA, Skills USA, TSA, FFA, Science Fair, Science Olympiad, and Student Council. Points for participation/success include the activities of Athletic Training Challenge, Bowling, Chess, Choir, Concert Band, Esports, JROTC, Mock Trial, One Act Play, Rodeo, and Scholastic Publications.

  • 20 points for participation in each program
  • 80 points for each appearance in the state semifinals OR 3rd/4th place finish
  • 100 points for each State Runner-Up finish
  • 120 points for each State Championship

NOTE: Activities with participation points only are awarded in the spring and are based on data submitted to the NMAA through the annual NFHS Participation Survey.

Compete with Class / Sportsmanship

Schools with coach ejections in two or more sports seasons (Fall/Winter, Fall/Spring, Winter/Spring) are INELIGIBLE for Director’s Cup recognition. Each player and coach ejection will result in a deduction of 100 points from a school’s total. If a player is ejected twice during the same school year, this will be looked at similarly to a “coach ejection” and will count towards one sports season (applied to the season where the second ejection occurred). In the sport of Soccer, only the following red card fouls will count as a 100 point deduction and also applied towards a student-athletes ejection total: Violent Conduct; Taunting; Serious Foul Play; Spitting at an opponent, teammate, or game official; Using insulting, offensive or abusive language or gesture; Violent/Malicious Conduct.

The Process

There is not an application process for Director’s Cup awards. The NMAA will tabulate points after the conclusion of each sports season and will post this information on this page. Schools are encouraged to double check point totals and inform the NMAA staff of potential errors. Schools will still be recognized during the following year’s Fall Leadership Conference Luncheon held in October. Although deductions for ejections will be applied throughout the school year, ineligible schools will not be identified until after the spring season.

NMAA CONTACT

Tyler Dunkel (NMAA)
505.923.3295 (office)
505.923.3114 (fax)
tyler@nmact.org

2021-2022 Director’s Cup Standings

NOTE: Schools that have a (*) received deductions for a player and/or coach ejections.

5A

PARTICIPANTS POINTS
La Cueva 720
Cleveland* 420
Rio Rancho* 380
Centennial* 280
Sandia 220
Cibola* 180
Organ Mountain* 160
Deming 120
Eldorado* 120
Mayfield* 80
Santa Fe* 60
Los Lunas* 20
Manzano* 20
Piedra Vista* 20
Volcano Vista* 20
West Mesa* 20
Las Cruces* 0
Albuquerque High* -20
Farmington* -40
Capital* -80
Clovis* -80
Rio Grande* -80
Carlsbad* -120
Hobbs* -160
Alamogordo* -220
Atrisco Heritage Academy* -240
Roswell* -420
Gadsden* -620

4A

PARTICIPANTS POINTS
Los Alamos 740
Albuquerque Academy* 600
Hope Christian* 520
Lovington 520
Artesia 400
St. Pius X* 400
Goddard 340
Gallup 260
Moriarty 260
Santa Teresa 240
Shiprock 200
Aztec 180
Ruidoso* 180
Chaparral 160
Highland* 160
Del Norte 120
Portales 120
Valley 120
Bernalillo 100
Miyamura* 80
Silver* 80
Bloomfield* 20
Grants* 20
Taos* 20
Valencia* 20
Kirtland Central* 0
Pojoaque Valley* -20
Belen* -80
Espanola Valley* -120

3A

PARTICIPANTS POINTS
Robertson 500
St. Michael’s 480
Santa Fe Prep 460
Socorro 460
Bosque 320
Sandia Prep* 320
Cottonwood Classical 300
Zuni* 300
NMMI* 240
Santa Fe Indian 180
Navajo Prep 160
Newcomb 160
Crownpoint 140
Cuba 140
Wingate 120
East Mountain 100
Cobre 80
Thoreau 80
Tohatchi* 80
Tucumcari* 40
Hot Springs* 0
West Las Vegas* 0
Raton* -80
Hatch Valley* -120
Dexter* -160

Not Eligible: N/A

2A

PARTICIPANTS POINTS
Laguna Acoma 400
Tularosa 340
Penasco 320
Pecos 240
Hagerman 220
Tatum* 180
Eunice 160
Rehoboth Christian 160
ATC* 140
Capitan* 140
Estancia 140
Jal* 140
Texico* 140
Tierra Encantada 140
Menaul 120
Escalante 100
Cloudcroft 80
Dulce 80
Loving 80
McCurdy 80
Mescalero Apache 80
Navajo Pine 80
Santa Rosa 80
Mesa Vista 60
Mora 60
Questa 60
Clayton 40
NACA 40
Monte Del Sol* -40
Lordsburg* -60

1A

PARTICIPANTS POINTS
Gateway Christian 560
Ramah 300
Oak Grove 240
Melrose* 220
Fort Sumner 200
Logan 200
Animas 180
Reserve 140
Mosquero 120
Roy 120
Legacy Academy 120
Springer 100
Alamo Navajo 80
Elida 80
Northwest 80
Pine Hill 80
Evangel Christian 80
Mountainair 80
Magdalena* 60
Chesterton Academy 60
Clovis Christian 60
Coronado 60
Des Moines 60
Dora 60
Quemado 60
San Jon 60
To’hajiilee 60
Walatowa Charter 60
Cimarron 60
Jemez Valley 60
Maxwell 60
Santa Fe Waldorf 60
Carrizozo 40
House 40
NMSD 40
Floyd 40
Hondo Valley 40
Mesilla Valley Christian 40
Tse’Yi’Gai 40
Corona 20
Wagon Mound 20
Grady 20
Vaughn 20
Cliff 0
Moreno Valley 0
NMSBVI 0
Lake Arthur* -60

Not Eligible: N/A

Past Director’s Cup Winners

2020-2021

CLASS PARTICIPANT
1A Melrose
2A Rehoboth Christian
3A St. Michael’s
4A Albuquerque Academy
5A Rio Rancho

2019-2020

CLASS PARTICIPANT
1A Melrose
2A Pecos
3A Sandia Prep
4A Albuquerque Academy
5A Volcano Vista

2018-2019

CLASS PARTICIPANT
1A Melrose
2A Pecos
3A Sandia Prep
4A Albuquerque Academy
5A Cleveland

2017-2018

CLASS PARTICIPANT
1A Melrose
2A Fort Sumner
3A Pecos
4A Hope Christian
5A Artesia
6A La Cueva

2016-2017

CLASS PARTICIPANT
1A Melrose
2A Lordsburg
3A Pecos & Texico
4A Hope Christian
5A Albuquerque Academy
6A Cleveland

2015-2016

CLASS PARTICIPANT
1A Elida
2A Melrose
3A Pecos
4A Hope Christian
5A Los Alamos
6A Cleveland

2014-2015

CLASS PARTICIPANT
1A Cimarron
2A Melrose
3A Clayton
4A Hope Christian
5A Albuquerque Academy
6A Cleveland

2013-2014

CLASS PARTICIPANT
1B Carrizozo
1A Cimarron
2A Cobre
3A St. Michael’s
4A Albuquerque Academy
5A La Cueva

2012-2013

CLASS PARTICIPANT
1B Hondo Valley
1A Cliff
2A Cobre
3A Hope Christian
4A Piedra Vista
5A La Cueva

2011-2012

CLASS PARTICIPANT
1B Elida
1A Fort Sumner
2A Texico
3A St. Michael’s
4A Albuquerque Academy
5A Eldorado

2010-2011

CLASS PARTICIPANT
1B Elida
1A Fort Sumner
2A Texico
3A St. Michael’s
4A Albuquerque Academy
5A La Cueva

2009-2010

CLASS PARTICIPANT
1A Tatum
2A Texico
3A St. Michael’s
4A Albuquerque Academy
5A La Cueva

2008-2009

CLASS PARTICIPANT
1A Fort Sumner
2A Texico
3A St. Michael’s
4A ABQ. Academy & Los Alamos
5A La Cueva

2007-2008

CLASS PARTICIPANT
1A Animas
2A Penasco
3A St. Michael’s
4A Albuquerque Academy
5A La Cueva

2006-2007

CLASS PARTICIPANT
1A Fort Sumner
2A Penasco
3A St. Michael’s
4A Los Alamos
5A Rio Rancho

2005-2006

CLASS PARTICIPANT
1A Fort Sumner
2A Hope Christian
3A St. Michael’s
4A Albuquerque Academy
5A La Cueva

2004-2005

CLASS PARTICIPANT
1A Fort Sumner
2A Sandia Prep
3A St. Michael’s
4A Albuquerque Academy
5A La Cueva

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