Cardinal athletics claim another Director's Cup trophy


The men's soccer team got Stanford rolling in the fall and the women's tennis and water polo teams finished it off in the spring.

What seemed like a foregone conclusion a month ago became a reality: Stanford won the 2015-16 Division I Learfield Sports Directors' Cup, extending its streak to 22 consecutive seasons of capturing the award.

Cardinal Director of Athletics Bernard Muir accepted the Cup during the annual National Association of Collegiate Directors of America (NACDA) conference in Dallas.

Stanford compiled 1,526.50 points, with Ohio State (1,303.50), Michigan (1,196.75), USC (1,196.25) and Florida (1,104) rounding out to the top five.

The Learfield Sports Directors' Cup was developed as a joint effort between 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.

The Pac-12 Conference dominated the race this school year, with six members placing among the top 13.

In addition to Stanford and USC, UCLA finished sixth, Oregon was 10th, California 11th and Washington 13th.

Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado and Utah all finished among the top 55. Oregon State and Washington State were among the top 100.

— Palo Alto Online Sports/Stanford Athletics

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Posted by Reader
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on Jun 15, 2016 at 8:19 pm

Congratulations to the Stanford Cardinal for winning the Director's Cup again.

Even more impressive when you consider that Stanford has less than eight thousand undergraduate students while Ohio State is over sixty thousand.

And to my understanding, Stanford has pretty good academic achievement vis-a-vis their Director's Cup rivals.

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