Wake Forest Is Seventh Nationally In Race For The Director's Cup

Dec. 27, 2005

After sending teams to NCAA postseason competition in field hockey, women's cross country, men's soccer and women's soccer, Wake Forest is in seventh place out of more than 100 Division I teams in the race for the Sports Academy Director's Cup.

The Sports Academy Director's Cup is a joint effort between the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and USA Today. Points are awarded based on each institution's finish in up to 20 sports.

Notre Dame, with 291 points, is in first place, followed by 11-time defending cup champion Stanford (232 points). Duke (230) is in third place, followed by Colorado (215), North Carolina (188.5), Virginia (181) and Wake Forest (170.5). Maryland (150) is in 10th place, giving the ACC five teams ranked in the top 10.

Wake Forest scored points in four different fall sports. Men's soccer produced 64 points after reaching the third round of the NCAA Tournament. The field hockey team earned 41.5 points after appearing in the national semifinals for the sixth straight year. Women's cross country earned 40 points after finishing 17th nationally. The women's soccer team provided 25 points after making an NCAA Tournament appearance.

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