Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Stanford reclaims Lead after first Spring #LSDC Standings

CLEVELAND (May 30, 2013) – Stanford has reclaimed first place in one of the closest Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup races. The Cardinal finished first in women’s tennis, second in women’s water polo, ninth in women’s lacrosse, 13th in women’s golf and 33rd in men’s tennis. The Cardinal has 1233.00 total points.

Michigan fell to second in the standings and currently has 1003.25 total points. The Wolverines finished ninth in women’s tennis and 33rd in men’s tennis.

Penn State remains in third place with 1001.25 total points. The Nittany Lions finished third in men’s volleyball, fifth in women’s lacrosse, ninth in men’s lacrosse and 55th in women’s golf.

North Carolina climbed into fourth with 991.00 total points. The Tar Heels finished first in women’s lacrosse, fifth in men’s lacrosse and women’s tennis and 28th in women’s golf.

Florida fell to fifth place with 983.50 points. The Gators finished third in women’s tennis, fifth in women’s lacrosse, 17th in women’s golf and 33rd in men’s tennis.

The SEC now leads all conferences with three institutions in the top 10 – Florida (5th), Georgia (9th) and Texas A&M (10th).

Seven of 13 NCAA spring championships have been completed with the following institutions capturing titles: women’s water polo – USC; rifle – West Virginia; men’s volleyball – UC Irvine; women’s golf – USC; women’s lacrosse – North Carolina; men’s lacrosse – Duke; men’s tennis – Virginia; and women’s tennis – Stanford.

The Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup was developed as a joint effort between the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (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 second Division I spring standings will be released Thursday, June 14.

Please note, standings published midseason are unofficial. Official standings will be published upon the completion of the fall season. Complete standings and the scoring structure can be found on NACDA’s website at www.directorscup.org. In addition, please visit www.thedirectorscup.com, like us on Facebook at facebook.com/lsdirectorscup or follow us on Twitter @lsdirectorscup.

About Learfield Sports: A preeminent leader in the collegiate sports marketplace for 40 years, the company has titled the acclaimed Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup for five consecutive years. Learfield Sports manages the multimedia rights for more than 50 collegiate institutions, conferences and associations, and is deeply integrated in collegiate ticket sales. The company’s multimedia rights encompass numerous content distribution platforms to deliver the passion of college athletics across radio, television and digital networks to fans globally. Today, Learfield Sports’ exclusive sports programming reaches more than 50 million television households nationally and delivers nearly 17,000 hours of radio programming on more than 1,000 radio stations. To learn more its history and collegiate portfolio, visit www.learfieldsports.com.

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