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Texas A&M in Sixth Place in Division I Directors' Cup

June 14, 2013
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Courtesy: Texas A&M Athletics
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, Friday, June 14, 2013

TEXAS A&M IN 6th PLACE IN DIVISION I DIRECTORS’ CUP

            COLLEGE STATION, Texas—In its first season of competition in the Southeastern Conference, the Texas A&M athletics program continues to set the bar higher as it is poised for its best-ever finish in the Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup. The Aggies currently stand in 6th place with 1081.50 points. The final rankings will be released upon completion of the College World Series when baseball points will be added.

The SEC is the only conference with three institutions in the current Top 10 with Florida at No. 2, the Aggies at No. 6 and Georgia at No. 9. Six SEC schools are in the Top 25.

“Our first year in the SEC has truly been remarkable, and the success of our student-athletes and coaches has extended into several NCAA Championships,” Texas A&M Director of Athletics Eric Hyman said. “A national championship in men’s outdoor track and field and national runner-up finishes by both women’s tennis and women’s outdoor track and field capped a historic athletics season for Texas A&M. We are looking forward to see where Texas A&M will place in the final rankings.”

            Texas A&M is looking at its fourth straight year in the final year-end Top 10 rankings (6th in 2009-10, 8th in 2010-11 and 9th in 2011-12). The top Aggie point total was 1090.75 points in the 2010-11 school year.

            The most recent rankings included points for men’s and women’s outdoor track and field, softball, women’s rowing and men’s golf.

            The men’s outdoor track and field team won the national championship and earned 95 points while the women’s outdoor track and field squad finished second and brought home 90 points.

            The men’s golf team finished in a tie for sixth at the NCAA Championships and earned 69 points. The women’s softball team won the NCAA Regional Championship and advanced to the Super Regionals to finish in ninth place to earn 64 points. Aggie baseball advanced to the NCAA Baseball Regional Championship.

            The Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup takes into consideration the top 10 female sports and the top 10 male sports at each institution. In Texas A&M’s case, the school sponsors 20 intercollegiate sports, 11 female and nine male.

TOP 25 STANDINGS & SEC STANDINGS TO FOLLOW:

Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup Standings

(As of June 14, 2013)

TOP 25                                                            SEC Order

1.         Stanford                      1261.25           2.        Florida                         1219.75

2.         Florida                         1219.75           6.        TEXAS A&M             1081.50

3.         Michigan                     1138.25           9.        Georgia                       1006.75

4.         UCLA                         1127.25           22.       Arkansas                     780.00

5.         Penn St.                       1100.00           23.       LSU                            774.00

6.         TEXAS A&M             1081.50           25.       Kentucky                    748.00

7.         Notre Dame                1015.50           27.       Alabama                      715.50

8.         Oklahoma                    1014.25           32.       Auburn                        636.83

9.         Georgia                       1006.75           34.       Tennessee                    619.00

10.       North Carolina            992.33             48.       Missouri                      432.00

11.       Duke                           969.60             50.       Vanderbilt                   426.00

12.       Texas                           966.75             52.       South Carolina            423.00

13.       USC                            945.00             62.       Mississippi St.             364.75

14.       Florida St.                   923.75             64.       Mississippi                   361.50

15.       Oregon                        879.75                        

16.       Ohio St.                       868.50                        

17.       California                    858.83                        

18.       Minnesota                   819.50                        

19.       Arizona St.                  802.08                        

20.       Arizona                       786.58                        

21.       Virginia                       781.50                        

22.       Arkansas                     780.00                        

23.       LSU                            774.00                        

24.       Nebraska                     772.33

25.       Kentucky                    748.00                        

2012-13 TEXAS A&M SPORT BREAKDOWN

Sport                                                                           Place                Points

Fall

Football                                                                       5th                    75

Women’s Soccer                                                         9th                    64

Women’s Volleyball                                                   17th                  50

Men’s Cross Country                                                  32nd                  29

Women’s Cross Country                                             32nd                  29

Winter

Men’s Indoor Track & Field                                       4th                    80

Women’s Swimming & Diving                                   4th                    80

Women’s Indoor Track & Field                                  12th                  64.5

Women’s Basketball                                                   17th                  50

Men’s Swimming & Diving                                        24th                  50

Spring

Men’s Outdoor Track & Field                                    1st                    95

Women’s Outdoor Track & Field                               2nd                    90

Women’s Tennis                                                         2nd                    90

Men’s Golf                                                                  9th                    69

Men’s Tennis                                                               9th                    64

Softball                                                                       9th                    64

Women’s Golf                                                            34th                  38

 

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