Denver Takes Home Division I-AAA ADA All-Sports Trophy for 2008-09
July 28, 2009
CLEVELAND – The University of Denver received the Division I-AAA Athletics Directors Association (DI-AAA ADA) All-Sports trophy for the 2008-09 year. For the second straight year, Denver was the top-ranked Division I-AAA institution in the Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup Standings.
The Pioneers tallied 396.50 total points in the standings, including a national championship in the national collegiate sport of skiing. Denver tallied points in both men’s and women’s soccer, women’s gymnastics, men’s ice hockey, men’s swimming, both men’s and women’s golf and women’s tennis.
“The Division I-AAA Athletics Directors Association would like to congratulate Peg Bradley-Doppes and the Pioneers of the University of Denver on their second straight Division I-AAA all-sports trophy, which identifies the best all-around sports program in Division I,” stated 2009-10 DI-AAA ADA President Jean Lenti-Ponsetto, director of athletics at DePaul University. “The Division I-AAA ADA would also like to congratulate those institutions that received individual sport trophies for their finishes in an NCAA championship.”
Rounding out the top-five in Division I were UC Irvine in second, Boston University in third, Providence in fourth and Vermont in fifth.
About Division I-AAA ADA: Now in its ninth year, the Division I-AAA Athletics Directors Association's mission is to enhance initiatives common to its Division I-AAA membership (the 99 Division I institutions that do not sponsor football), in particular, aspects related to their flagship basketball programs. For more information on the Division I-AAA ADA, please visit www.div1aaa-ada.com. The Division I-AAA ADA is administered by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA), which is in its 45th year. For more information on NACDA and the 11 professional associations that fall under its umbrella, please visit www.nacda.com.