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Carolina Scores Eighth in Directors' Cup

NCAA championships by women’s soccer and women’s lacrosse and five other top-10 national finishes led Carolina to eighth place in the final 2012-13 Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings, UNC’s fifth consecutive top-10 performance.

The Directors’ Cup measures each school’s performance in NCAA postseason competition.

Carolina compiled 1075.33 points, including 100 each from women’s soccer and women’s lacrosse. Women’s soccer, coached by Anson Dorrance ’74, defeated Penn State 4-1 to win its 22nd national title. The lacrosse team, led by head coach Jenny Levy, won its first national championship with a 12-11 triumph in triple overtime over previously unbeaten and top-ranked Maryland.

UNC’s other top-10 NCAA finishes included field hockey (second, 90 points), baseball (third, 83 points), men’s soccer and women’s tennis (both fifth, 73 points) and men’s lacrosse (fifth, 60 points).

Women’s swimming (12th), fencing (13th), men’s basketball (17th), women’s basketball (17th) and volleyball (17th) posted top-20 performances.

Women’s golf (28th), men’s swimming and diving (29th), gymnastics (31st), women’s cross country (32nd), men’s golf (49th) and women’s indoor track and field (52nd) scored cup points. Softball placed 33rd in the NCAA tournament but did not score points as only 10 men’s and women’s programs are included in each school’s total.

Carolina finished in eighth place in the Directors’ Cup for the second consecutive year. This is UNC’s 17th top-10 finish in the 20-year history of the award and its 11th in the past 12 years. Only Stanford, Florida and UCLA have more top-10 finishes than UNC.

The Cardinal won the 2012-13 Directors’ Cup with 1261.25 points. This is the 19th consecutive year Stanford has won the cup, following UNC’s win in 1993-94. Florida was second at 16.5 points behind the Cardinal. UCLA, Michigan, Texas A&M, Penn State, Oklahoma, UNC, Notre Dame and Georgia round out the top 10.

UNC was the highest finishing ACC school for the 15th time in 20 years. Florida State (11th), Duke (12th) and Virginia (20th) joined UNC in the top 20. Carolina is the only ACC school to finish in the top 20 in each of the award’s 20 seasons.

Carolina’s 17 top-10 finishes are five more than the rest of the ACC has combined.

Final 2012-13 Standings:

1. Stanford (1261.25 points)

2. Florida (1244.75)

3. UCLA (1227.25)

4. Michigan (1138.25)

5. Texas A&M (1131.50)

6. Penn State (1100)

7. Oklahoma (1078.25)

8. North Carolina (1075.33)

9. Notre Dame (1015.50)

10. Georgia (1006.75)

2012-13 ACC Final Standings

8. North Carolina (1075.33)

11. Florida State (987.75)

12. Duke (969.60)

20. Virginia (845.50)

34. N.C. State (633.60)

36. Virginia Tech (629)

44. Maryland (503)

52. Clemson (440.50)

71. Miami (303)

74. Georgia Tech (282)

76. Boston College (263)

98. Wake Forest (172.50)

UNC’s Finishes Since 1994

  • 2013 – 8th
  • 2012 – 8th
  • 2011 – 6th
  • 2010 – 7th
  • 2009 – 2nd
  • 2008 – 14th
  • 2007 – 3rd
  • 2006 – 4th
  • 2005 – 9th
  • 2004 – 7th
  • 2003 – 8th
  • 2002 – 4th
  • 2001 – 15th
  • 2000 – 5th
  • 1999 – 17th
  • 1998 – 2nd
  • 1997 – 2nd
  • 1996 – 6th
  • 1995 – 2nd
  • 1994 – 1st

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