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Stanford Closes Out the Winter Season in the Lead of the Sports Academy Directors' Cup Standings

April 28, 2005

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Cleveland, Ohio - Ten-time champion Stanford University is in a familiar spot, holding the lead, as the winter season comes to a close in the Sports Academy Directors' Cup standings for Division I.

Stanford has posted 875 points, placing second in men's swimming, fifth in women's basketball and swimming, seventh in men's gymnastics, eighth in women's track and field, 11th in fencing, 13th in men's track and field, 20th in women's gymnastics, 33rd in men's basketball and 37th in men's wrestling.

Michigan is close behind with 856.25 points, just 18.75 points behind the leader. The Wolverines placed second in men's wrestling, fifth in women's gymnastics and men's ice hockey, sixth in men's gymnastics and swimming, ninth in men's track and field, 13th in women's track and field and 14th in women's swimming. They are followed by North Carolina, in third with 655 points; Wisconsin, fourth with 626.75 points; and Texas in fifth with 618.25 points.

These are the final winter standings and include the sports of fencing, rifle, skiing, women and men's basketball, ice hockey, gymnastics, swimming and track and field, women's ice hockey and men's wrestling. Winning the most recent championship was Georgia in women's gymnastics.

The 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 the program sponsor. Points are awarded based on each institution's finish in up to 20 sports - 10 women's and 10 men's.

Final winter sports standings. Please note, standings published midseason are unofficial standings. Official standings will be published upon the completion of the spring season.