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BU Finishes Tops Among Mass. Schools in Final Directors' Cup Standings

GO TERRIERS The Terriers received 100 points towards the Directors' Cup standings for their NCAA title in men's ice hockey.
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The Terriers received 100 points towards the Directors' Cup standings for their NCAA title in men's ice hockey.
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June 29, 2009

Final NACDA Directors' Cup Standings

 

CLEVELAND - Thanks to the national success of nine of its teams, including an NCAA championship in men's ice hockey, Boston University earned its highest Learfield Sports Directors' Cup finish in 12 years, the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) announced Monday. Out of 348 Division I schools, the Terriers finished 68th -- first among schools in Massachusetts and second among New England institutions.

The Terriers, who earned 305.8 points, recorded their highest finish since 1996-97, when they came in 56th. In addition to finishing ahead of fellow Bay State schools Boston College, Harvard, Holy Cross, Massachusetts and Northeastern, BU led all America East Conference schools and ranked third among institutions in the sub-division formerly known as I-AAA. The only school in New England to finish higher than BU was Connecticut (52nd).

"This news is a fantastic way to close the books on what has been a stellar year in Terrier Athletics," said Assistant Vice President and Director of Athletics Mike Lynch. "It is a testament to all of our coaches and student-athletes who have been determined to help their programs make a mark on the national level."

The national title in men's ice hockey was worth 100 points in the standings, while men's soccer and softball each earned 50 points for advancing in their respective NCAA tournaments. Three other Terrier squads -- women's soccer, women's lacrosse and women's tennis -- won league crowns to qualify for NCAA play and received 25 points each. The wrestling team had three NCAA qualifiers to contribute 13 points to BU's total and the women's track and field team earned a combined 17.8 points during its indoor and outdoor seasons thanks to All-America performances by seniors Andrea Walkonen and Tahari James.

The Directors' Cup is presented annually by NACDA, Learfield Sports and USA Today to the best overall collegiate athletics programs in the country in NCAA Divisions I, II, and III and the NAIA. The 2008-09 winners were announced and awarded their Directors' Cups at NACDA's 44th Annual Convention in Orlando. The winning institutions were Stanford in Division I, Grand Valley State (Mich.) in Division II, Williams (Mass.) in Division III and Azusa Pacific (Calif.) in the NAIA. Points are awarded based on each institution's finish in up to 20 sports - 10 men's and 10 women's.


 

AMERICA EAST CONFERENCE SCHOOLS

Rank - School -- Points

68 - Boston University -- 305.80

78 - New Hampshire -- 254.50

98 - Vermont -- 183.00

145 - Binghamton -- 109.00

147 - Albany -- 105.00

235 - Maine -- 25.00

235 - UMBC -- 25.00

269 - Stony Brook -- 14.00

NR - Hartford -- 0.00

 

 

MASSACHUSETTS SCHOOLS

Rank - School -- Points

68 - Boston University -- 305.80

73 - Harvard -- 272.00

75 - Boston College -- 262.00

114 - Massachusetts -- 150.00

160 - Northeastern -- 99.00

NR - Holy Cross -- 0.00

 

 

DIVISION I SUB-DIVISION (FORMERLY KNOWN AS I-AAA)

Rank - School -- Points

54 - Denver -- 396.50

65 - UC Irvine -- 315.30

68 - Boston University -- 305.80

91 - Providence -- 200.50

98 - Vermont -- 183.00

 

 

BU'S DIRECTORS' CUP HISTORY

2008-09 - 68

2007-08 - 76

2006-07 - 121

2005-06 - N/A (only top 100 ranked)

2004-05 - N/A (only top 100 ranked)

2003-04 - 178

2002-03 - 93

2001-02 - 90

2000-01 - 140

1999-00 - 74

1998-99 - 163

1997-98 - 107

1996-97 - 56

1995-96 - 74

1994-95 - 51

1993-94 - 35

 

 

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