UNC Seventh Nationally In All-Sport Competition

Carolina enters a new sports season with another top 10 finish under its belt in the Directors Cup, the all-sport competition sponsored by the National Association of College Directors of Athletics and formerly known as the Sears Cup.

Tar Heel teams were seventh nationally, their third consecutive top eight finish. Carolina has placed first among Atlantic Coast Conference schools in 10 of the 11 years the award has been given.

UNC scored points in 10 women’s sports and eight men’s, totaling 925 points – more than 200 more than the next highest finisher in the ACC.

After Carolina won the first competition in 1994, Stanford has won the other 10. Stanford was followed this year by Michigan, UCLA, Ohio State, Georgia, Florida, Carolina, Washington, California and Texas. Other ACC schools in the Top 25 included Duke (18th), Florida State (22nd) and Maryland (24th).

Carolina’s previous Director’s Cup finishes were: 1st in 1994, 2nd in 1995, 6th in 1996, 2nd in 1997, tied 2nd in 1998, tied 17th in 1999, 5th in 2000, 15th in 2001, 4th in 2002 and 8th in 2003.

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