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Stanford Captures 13th Straight U.S. Sports Academy Directors' Cup
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 06/28/2007

June 28, 2007

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Cleveland, Ohio - Stanford has officially captured its 13th straight U.S. Sports Academy Directors' Cup in 2006-07. The Cardinal recorded 1429.00 points to finish on top of the final NCAA Division I standings released Tuesday. The Directors' Cup is presented annually by the National Association of Collegiate Athletic Directors of Athletics (NACDA), United States Sports Academy and USA Today to the best overall collegiate athletics program in the country.

"We're proud to have won the Directors' Cup for a 13th consecutive year," said Bob Bowlsby, Stanford's Jaquish & Kenninger Director of Athletics. "The credit goes to the student-athletes and coaches that continue to lead our intercollegiate athletics program to unparalleled success."

National championships in women's cross country and men's golf led Stanford to the prestigious honor again in 2006-07. Stanford also had runner-up finishes in men's swimming and diving, women's volleyball and women's water polo. Stanford scored in 21 sports with a total of 19 contributing towards the final point total - 10 on the women's side and nine men's programs. Points are awarded based on each institution's finish in up to 20 sports - 10 women's and 10 men's.

Other Stanford teams finishing in the Top 10 nationally that were among the 20 sports allowed in the standings included men's gymnastics (3rd), women's tennis (3rd-T), women's swimming and diving (4th), men's indoor track and field (4th), women's golf (5th), women's gymnastics (5th), women's indoor track and field (6th), fencing (9th), women's soccer (9th-T), men's outdoor track and field (10th-T), and women's outdoor track and field (10th-T).

Stanford had 1429.00 points in the final standings for a relatively comfortable margin of victory over second place UCLA (1257.00). North Carolina (1161.33), Michigan (1135.25) and Southern California (1103.50) rounded out the first five teams on the Division I level.

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.



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