Wake Forest Finishes 53rd in Directors Cup Standings

July 13, 2010

Final Learfield Sports Directors' Cup Standings Get Acrobat Reader

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.- Wake Forest finished in 53rd place in the final Division I Learfield Sports Directors' Cup standings released by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA). The Demon Deacons ranked ninth among Atlantic Coast Conference schools and 10th among private institutions nationwide.

The Deacons' men's soccer, women's soccer, field hockey, women's golf, men's golf, men's basketball and men's tennis teams combined to earn Wake Forest 385 total points in the final standings.

The Learfield Sports Directors' Cup was developed as a joint effort between the NACDA and USA Today. Points are awarded based on each institution's finish in up to 20 sports - ten women's and ten men's.

The men's soccer team scored 83 points after reaching the College Cup for the fourth consecutive year, while the women's soccer team scored 73 points with its run to the NCAA quarterfinals. The field hockey team also made the NCAA quarterfinals, earning 60 points.

The men's basketball team reached the second round of the NCAA tournament, contributing 50 points. Both golf teams scored for Wake Forest with the men capturing 50 points and the women scoring 25 points. The men's tennis team rounded out the Deacon total, earning 50 points by reaching the second round of the NCAA championships.

Stanford captured the Learfield Sports Directors' Cup for the 16th consecutive year, amassing 1,508.5 total points. ACC schools Virginia (No. 3), Florida State (No. 5), North Carolina (No. 7) and Duke (No. 10) all finished in the Top 10 in the final standings.

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