Wake Forest Finishes 45th in Director's Cup Standings

July 1, 2008

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CLEVELAND, Ohio - Wake Forest finished 45th in the United States Sports Academy Director's Cup standings for the 2007-08 season.

The Demon Deacons tallied 445.75 points over the course of the year.

The fall semester proved to be the most productive for the Deacs as teams tallied 278 points and stood in sixth place overall.

The standings include 279 institutions which compete in Division I athletics.

The Director's Cup is presented annually by the National Association of Collegiate Director's of Athletics (NACDA), United States Sports Academy and USA Today.

Stanford was awarded its 14th consecutive Director's Cup as it tallied 1461 points.

Points in the Director's Cup standings are given based on each institution's finish in up to 20 sports from the year, including 10 men's sports and 10 women's sports. Wake Forest has 16 athletic teams.

UCLA finished second followed by Michigan, Arizona State, Texas, Florida, California, LSU, Penn State and Georgia to round-out the top 10. North Carolina was the highest finishing Atlantic Coast Conference team. The Tar Heels ended the year in 14th place.

Wake was coming-off a 2006-07 season which witnessed the Deacs' best Director's Cup finish in school history; a 23rd place finish.

Wake Forest men's soccer produced the highest point total of the season as its National Championship gave the Deacs 100 points for the fall semester. Women's field hockey followed with 83 points, thanks to its Final Four appearance in the NCAA Championship.

The women's golf team's tenth-place finish at the NCAA Championships gave Wake the most points from any of its spring teams with 66.75.

For complete results of the Director's Cup standings from the 2007-08 season, click the link above or visit the NACDA website at nacda.cstv.com.

-WakeForestSports.com.-

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