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BU records highest-ever finish in Director’s Cup
July 1, 2013
Contact: John Hartrick (firstname.lastname@example.org)
VESTAL, N.Y.—On the strength of four NCAA tournament teams in 2012-13, Binghamton athletics has recorded its highest-ever finish in the national Learfield Sports Director’s Cup standings. The Bearcats placed 141st out of 345 Division I programs in the all-sports competition, which awards points for national finishes in up to 20 sports. Stanford captured the Cup title, followed by Florida, UCLA, Michigan and Texas A&M in the top five.
Binghamton finished among the top 41 percent of Division I programs across the country and improved upon its best previous finish of 144, set in 2003-04.
The Bearcats (117 pts.) received Cup points from wrestling (32nd place, 42 points), volleyball (33rd place, 25 pts.), men’s tennis (33rd place, 25 pts.) and baseball (49th place, 25 pts.)
“We continue to be proud of the athletic achievements of our student-athletes and coaches,” Director of Athletics Patrick Elliott said. “Finishing in the top half in Division I speaks to everything Binghamton has to offer and the dedication and commitment of our student athletes and coaches. We will continue to work to provide the resources and quality experience for our student athletes and coaches to improve on this achievement moving forward.”
Binghamton was the fourth-highest America East team in the standings, behind Boston University (90th), Stony Brook (95th) and New Hampshire (97th).
Binghamton finish in the Director’s Cup
Year - Place
2001-02 - 227
2002-03 - 202
2003-04 - 144
2004-05 - NA (only calculated top 100)
2005-06 - NA (only calculated top 100)
2006-07 - 161
2007-08 - 160
2008-09 - 145
2009-10 - 146
2010-11 - 164
2011-12 - 147
2012-13 - 141