Following a year's absence, the Capital One Cup returned with the Stanford men's and women's athletics programs both finishing first.
Stanford will be awarded $400,000, split evenly between men's and women's sports, donated to the Cardinal's Student Athlete Scholarship Funds.
The Cardinal women contributed dominant performances throughout the year, including their third basketball national championship, and recorded 118 points USC was second with 108, earning $100,000.
The Stanford men's performance was highlighted by a seventh national title in gymnastics. The Cardinal also turned in an impressive baseball season that culminated in a College World Series appearance. Stanford recorded 91 points to Alabama's 82.
The Capital One Cup honors the best Division I men's and women's college athletics program in the country. The winners are determined by a system that grants points to top-10 finishes in NCAA Division I championships and in final official coaches' polls across 21 women's and 20 men's sports.
Capital One is doubling the total amount donated to student athlete scholarship funds from $400K to $800K this year following last year's COVID-19 related pause. They are also increasing the number of award recipients from the top men's and women's Division I college athletics programs to the top five men's and women's Division I college athletics programs.
The 2020-2021 season is the 10th year the Capital One Cup has been awarded. To date, over $4M has been donated to the scholarship funds of winning schools, half to men's and half to women's programs.