Stanford and Michigan in a Tight Race in the Sports Academy Directors' Cup Standings|
June 2, 2005
Cleveland, Ohio - Ten-time champion Stanford University and perennial top five contenter, the University of Michigan are in a tight race as the year begins to wind down in the Sports Academy Directors' Cup standings for Division I.
Stanford has posted 1,075 points, winning the national championship in women's tennis and placing second in women's water polo and 19th in women's golf.
Just 107.75 points behind, with 967.25 total points is Michigan. The Wolverines placed sixth in women's water polo, eighth in women's rowing, 33rd in women's tennis and 43rd in women's golf. They are followed by UCLA, in third with 799.5 points; Duke, fourth with 797.5 points; and North Carolina in fifth with 788 points.
This is the first set of spring standings and includes the sports of women's golf, lacrosse, rowing, tennis and water polo and men's volleyball. In addition to Stanford, winning these championships were Duke in women's golf, Northwestern in women's lacrosse, California in women's rowing, UCLA in women's water polo and Pepperdine in men's volleyball.
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.
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. There will be an update on June 17, with the final standings published on June 29.