June 26, 2003
Division I Scoring Update
Stanford Extends Record by Winning Ninth Consecutive NACDA Directors' Cup
Cleveland, Ohio - Stanford University continued its record winning streak in the NACDA Directors' Cup competition for the NCAA Division I by winning its ninth consecutive award, presented annually by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) to the best overall collegiate athletics programs in the country.
The Cardinal won the NACDA Directors' Cup with a total of 1,420.5 points, surpassing the runner-up, the University of Texas by 326.5 points. Stanford won its ninth straight NACDA Directors' Cup with a national championship in men's cross country and 16 top 10 finishes, including nine teams that finished in the top five.
Stanford teams placing in the top 10 were women's cross country (2nd), women's volleyball (2nd), women's tennis (2nd), baseball (2nd), men's soccer (2nd), men's swimming and diving (3rd), men's tennis (3rd), women's soccer (5th), women's swimming and diving (6th), women's indoor track and field (6th), fencing (7th), men's gymnastics (7th), men's outdoor track and field (7th), women's gymnastics (9th) and women's rowing (9th). The Cardinal recorded points in the maximum of 10 women's and 10 men's sports. Stanford averaged 71 points per sport.
Developed as a joint effort between USA TODAY and NACDA, the NACDA Directors' Cup program is the only all-sports competition that recognizes the institution in each of the four categories with the best overall athletics program.
While Stanford took home the Waterfordâ Crystal NACDA Directors' Cup for NCAA Division I competition, the 2002-03 winners in the other divisions include: Division II - University of California-Davis; Division III - Williams College (Mass.); and NAIA- Lindenwood University (Mo.).
Through the NACDA Directors' Cup program, NACDA awards $40,000 in postgraduate academic scholarships. One $5,000 scholarship in each division is awarded to a student-athlete, while one $5,000 scholarship in each division is presented to a student-athlete from the institution that wins the NACDA Directors' Cup.
NACDA will award each of the second through fifth place institutions in all four divisions with NACDA Directors' Cup plaques, commemorating their program's dedication to athletics greatness. This year's runner-up institutions in the NCAA Division I include: Texas, Ohio State University, University of Michigan and Penn State University.
Of the 318 eligible colleges and universities in the NCAA Division I, a total of 268 (84 percent) scored points in the NACDA Directors' Cup competition. Complete final rankings on all of these institutions are available on NACDA's web site at www.nacda.com.
NACDA, which is now in its 38th year, is the professional and educational association for more than 6,100 college athletics directors, associates, assistants and conference commissioners at more than 1,600 institutions throughout the United States, Mexico and Canada. Through its series of management seminars, clinics and workshops and publication of the bi-monthly magazine Athletics Administration, NACDA offers educational opportunities to its members. More than 1,200 athletics administrators annually attend the NACDA Convention. Additionally, the Association operates the NACDA Directors' Cup program, which honors the all-sports champion in each of the NCAA Divisions -- I, II, III -- and the NAIA, for a total of four trophies.
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