Jan. 12, 2005
College Station, Tex. - Stanford University was awarded the Pac-10 Excellence in Athletics Cup by the Laboratory for the Study of Intercollegiate Athletics. The first annual Excellence in Athletics Cup program recognizes excellence in intercollegiate athletics on the basis of eight criteria. Stanford earned 1420 Cup Points to beat out UCLA and Washington, who had 1120 and 1040 points respectively.
The Laboratory for the Study of Intercollegiate Athletics (LSIA), located at Texas A&M University, calculates and awards points based on collegiate success, gender and racial equity, and operating efficiency. Stanford ranked first in the Pac-10 for both conference competition and NCAA postseason competition. Stanford also ranked first in operating efficiency, determined by calculating athletic success in terms of operating expenses. The Cardinal ranked second in the Pac-10 in gender equity.
The Excellence in Athletics Cup is designed to recognize athletic departments demonstrating broad and sustained national and conference level excellence.