Wake Forest Fourth In Director's Cup Standings

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Dec. 4, 2003

Wake Forest, based on the strength of its NCAA championship in field hockey, is currently tied for fourth place among all Division I schools in the United States Sports Academy Directors' Cup Standings, released today by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA).

The standings are based upon the completion of field hockey, and men's and women's cross country. Wake Forest won the NCAA title in field hockey for the second straight year and the Deacons were represented in the NCAA championships in women's cross country.

Michigan leads the standings, followed by Stanford and Colorado. Wake Forest and NC State are tied for fourth. Duke (8th), North Carolina (14th) and Maryland (17th) give the ACC five teams in the top 17. The top 40 teams are listed in the attachment.

The United States Sports Academy is sponsoring the Cup for the first year (previously known as the NACDA Director's Cup and the Sears Cup).

Wake Forest finished the 2002-03 academic year ranked 32nd nationally -- its highest finish ever.



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