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Stanford Captures the 2006-07 U.S. Sports Academy Directors' Cup Standings

June 27, 2007

Cleveland, Ohio - Stanford captured its 13th straight U.S. Sports Academy Directors' Cup, scoring 1429.00 points. The Directors' Cup is presented annually by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA), United States Sports Academy and USA Today to the best overall collegiate athletics programs in the country.

The 2006-07 U.S. Sports Academy Directors' Cup winners were announced at NACDA's 42nd Annual Convention in Orlando, Florida, and the four winning institutions -- one in each of the NCAA divisions (I, II, and III), and the NAIA - were awarded with their U.S. Sports Academy Directors' Cups.

In the fall, the Cardinal captured the women's cross country national title, finished runner-up in women's soccer and women's volleyball and were fourth in men's cross country.

During the winter NCAA Championships, Stanford recorded seven top-10 finishes: men's swimming (2nd), men's gymnastics (3rd), women's swimming (4th), men's indoor track & field (4th), women's gymnastics (5th), women's indoor track and field (6th) and fencing (9th). Stanford also scored in men's basketball and wrestling.

In the spring, the Cardinal captured the men's golf title, were runners-up in women's water polo, third in women's tennis, fifth in women's golf and 10th in both men's and women's outdoor track and field.

Stanford scored in 21 total sports, but only 19 sports counted towards the final total, 10 women's sports and nine men's sports.

UCLA jumped from 12th in the final winter standings to runner-up in the final spring standing for the second straight year. The Bruins finished the year with 1257.00 points. The Bruins took home their 100th NCAA Tournament championship with its water polo title this spring. UCLA also finished second in women's tennis, third in women's golf, fifth in both men's tennis and women's outdoor track and field, seventh in men's golf, ninth in both baseball and men's outdoor track and field and 33rd in softball.

During the winter, UCLA was third in men's basketball, fourth in women's gymnastics, seventh in women's indoor track and field and 15th in women's swimming.

In the fall championships, the Bruins finished as high as runners-up; in men's soccer, third in both women's soccer and women's volleyball, 23rd in men's cross country and 41st in football.

UCLA scored in 18 of 20 possible sports, 10 women's sports and eight men's sports.

North Carolina finished in the top-five for the second straight year, scoring 1161.33 total points in 2006-07. North Carolina most recently finished second in the NCAA Baseball Championship. The Tar Heels tallied five top-10 finishes in the spring, including baseball. North Carolina finished fifth overall in both men's and women's lacrosse, sixth in men's outdoor track and field and ninth in women's tennis.

During the winter, North Carolina tallied its highest finish in women's basketball (3rd), while also finishing fifth in men's basketball. In the fall the Tar Heels took home the women's soccer national title.

The Tar Heels scored in the maximum 20 sports, 10 women's and 10 men's sports.

The Wolverines of Michigan, finished fourth with 1135.25 points in the final standings. Michigan tallied three top-10 finishes in the spring championships: women's outdoor track and field (3rd) and ninth in both baseball and softball. In the winter, the Wolverines tallied seven top-10 finishes: men's gymnastics (4th); men's indoor track and field and wrestling (6th); men's swimming (7th); men's ice hockey, women's swimming and women's indoor track and field (9th). In the fall, Michigan's highest finishes was a third place showing in women's cross country.

The Wolverines scored in 19 of 20 sports, 10 women's sports and nine men's sports.

Moving from 15th in the final winter standings to fifth in the final spring standings is Southern California with 1103.50 points. In the spring championships, the Trojans finished third in women's water polo; fourth in women's golf; fifth in women's rowing, men's outdoor track and field and men's tennis; seventh in women's outdoor track and field; ninth in women's tennis; and 16th overall in men's golf.

During the winter, the Trojans scored points in men's basketball, men's swimming, men's and women's indoor track and field and women's swimming.

In the fall, Southern California tallied points with a runner-up finish in men's water polo, fourth place in football, a ninth place showing in women's volleyball and a 17th place showing in women's soccer.

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

Complete standings and the scoring structure can be found on here.