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Michigan and Stanford Lead the Pack For the United States Sports Academy Directors' Cup Standings

April 1, 2004

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Cleveland, Ohio - Stanford University, eight time defending champion, is beginning to close in on the University of Michigan, which has led in the United States Sports Academy Division I Directors' Cup standings the entire year.

Michigan has tallied 817 and holds a 115.25-point margin over Stanford, which moved up from third place in the previous standings. The Wolverines placed fifth in men's swimming and track and field, 10th in men's wrestling, 13th in women's swimming and 19th in women's track and field.

The Cardinal placed a runner-up finish in men's swimming and placed fifth in women's swimming, seventh in women's track and field, 10th in fencing and 19th in men's track and field and wrestling. They are followed by Florida, in third with 518 points; Penn State, fourth with 510 points; and UCLA in fifth with 508.75 points.

This is the second set of winter standings and includes the sports of fencing, skiing, men's wrestling and women and men's swimming and track and field. Winning these national championships were Ohio State in fencing, New Mexico in skiing, Auburn (Ala.) in women and men's swimming, Louisiana State in women and men's track and field and Oklahoma State in men's wrestling.

The United States Sports Academy Directors' Cup was developed as a joint effort between the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and USA Today. The United States Sports Academy, based in Daphne, Alabama, is in its first year sponsoring the program. Points are awarded based on each institution's finish in up to 20 sports - 10 women's and 10 men's. Each national champion receives 100 points.

Spring sports standings to date follow. Please note, standings published midseason are unofficial standings. Official standings will be published upon the completion of the spring season.