NCAA announces Capital One Cup
The NCAA and corporate sponsor Capital One announced Wednesday the creation of the Capital One Cup, to be awarded to the top all-around men’s and women’s Division I programs. Schools earn points for finishing among the nation’s top 10 in NCAA championships and coaches’ polls in 13 men’s and 13 women’s sports. The top schools receive $200,000 each for graduate scholarships.
Since 1993-94, the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics has awarded the Directors Cup for the best overall program in each NCAA division as well as NAIA. That award, sponsored by Learfield Sports, is based on combined men’s and women’s scores. The Directors Cup will continue as a separate program.