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A&M in 24th Place in Directors' Cup

December 20, 2012
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Courtesy: Texas A&M Athletics
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COLLEGE STATION, Texas-The Texas A&M athletics program is currently in 24th place in the 2012-13 Division I Learfield Sports Directors' Cup. The Aggies have finished in the Top 10 the past three years in the final year-end rankings (6th in 2009-10, 8th in 2010-11 and 9th in 2011-12).

"We are extremely proud of the success our student-athletes and coaches have had this fall," Texas A&M Director of Athletics Eric Hyman said. "Our fall sports have gotten the athletic department off to a wonderful start in our inaugural season in the SEC. This first year in the SEC has been so exciting and we look forward to continuing the positive momentum throughout the rest of the year."

The women's soccer team advanced to the Sweet 16 in the NCAA Championships to earn 64 points while the women's volleyball team each reached the second round of the NCAA Championships to earn 50 points respectively. The men's and women's cross country teams each earned 29 points while Henry Lelei became the first Aggie to win an SEC Individual Conference title by winning the men's cross country championship. The Aggie football team is ranked No. 9 in the BCS standings and will face Oklahoma in the 2013 AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic on Jan. 4.

The fall sports recognized were men's water polo, women's volleyball, men's and women's soccer, women's field hockey and men's and women's cross country. The final fall standings will be released on Jan. 10 after the FCS National Championship and various bowl games.

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.

 

Learfield Sports Directors' Cup Standings

(As of Dec. 20, 2012)

TOP 25                                                                        SEC Order

1.         Michigan                     348.00                         17.       Florida                         208.00

2.         North Carolina            342.00                         24.       TEXAS A&M             172.00

3.         Stanford                      324.50                         25.       Kentucky                    168.00

4.         Penn State                   323.50                         27.       Arkansas                     148.50

5.         UCLA                         306.00                         43.       Georgia                       99.00

6.         Florida State               288.00                         67.       Missouri                      54.00

7.         Notre Dame                268.00                         73.       Auburn                        50.00

8.         Georgetown                253.50                         73.       Tennessee                    50.00

9.         Princeton                     245.00                         110.     Vanderbilt                   47.00

10.       Oregon                        244.00                         115.     Ole Miss                      29.00

11.       Washington                 237.00                         115.     Mississippi St.             29.00

12.       Virginia                       235.50                                     LSU                            00.00

13.       Texas                           218.00                                     South Carolina            00.00

14.       Maryland                     216.00

15.       Michigan State            215.50

16.       BYU                           210.50

17.       Florida                         208.00

18.       Syracuse                      207.00

19.       Connecticut                 203.50

20.       Tulsa                            190.00

21.       Duke                           189.00

22.       New Mexico               184.50

23.       USC                            173.00

24.       TEXAS A&M             172.00

25.       Kentucky                    168.00

 

 

2012-13 TEXAS A&M SPORT BREAKDOWN

Sport                                                                           Place                Points

Fall

Women's Soccer                                                         9th                    64

Women's Volleyball                                                   17th                  50

Men's Cross Country                                                  32nd                29

Women's Cross Country                                             32nd                29

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