Stanford Captures Division I Learfield Sports Directors' Cup; ACC Places Four Institutions in Top 10|
July 1, 2011
CLEVELAND – For the 17th straight year, Stanford takes home the top spot in the Division I Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings with 1550.25 total points. The Cardinal most recently finished ninth in baseball.
Ohio State took home second place with 1277.05 total points.
With its fifth place showing in baseball, California moved into third with 1219.50 points.
The Gators of Florida jumped into fourth after a second place finish in the College World Series.
Rounding out the top five is Duke with 1171.50 points.
The ACC had four teams finish in the top 10, Duke (5th), North Carolina (6th), Virginia (7th) and Florida State (9th).
All 13 spring NCAA championships have been completed with the following institutions capturing titles: baseball – South Carolina; women’s golf - UCLA; men’s golf – Augusta State (Ga.); women’s lacrosse – Northwestern; men’s lacrosse – Virginia; women’s rowing – Brown (R.I.); softball – Arizona State; women’s tennis – Florida; men’s tennis – Southern California; women’s outdoor track & field – Texas A&M; men’s outdoor track & field – Texas A&M; men’s volleyball – Ohio State; and women’s water polo – Stanford.
The Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup was developed as a joint effort between the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and USA Today. 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 NACDA’s website at www.directorscup.org. In addition, please visit www.thedirectorscup.com, like us on Facebook at facebook.com/lsdirectorscup or follow us on Twitter @lsdirectorscup.
About Learfield Sports: The 2010-11 athletics season marks its third year as title partner of the Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup. A preeminent leader in the collegiate sports marketplace for nearly 40 years, Learfield Sports manages the multimedia and sponsorship rights for more than 50 collegiate institutions, conferences and associations. The company also operates regional and statewide radio networks, having broadcast over 50,000 games and coaches’ shows since it began working with flagship property Mizzou in 1975. These ever-expanding, collegiate relationships feature strategic sponsorship platforms that include stadium/arena signage, official university publications, Internet sites, digital media, hospitality, radio and television programming as well as game-day events. To learn more about Learfield Sports, which is an operating unit of Learfield Communications, Inc., visit learfieldsports.com.