UW Athletics among Nation’s best

Wisconsin finishes in top-30 in Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup

 MADISON, Wis. – Scoring 96 points in the spring season the Wisconsin athletic department has finished 26th in the nation in the final Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup Standings, which were announced Friday. In the spring season, the Badgers received points for NCAA

finishes in women’s golf, women’s rowing and women’s track and field.

Wisconsin finished with a total of 706.25 points and finished 5th among Big Ten members. Leading the way for the Badgers were performances by women’s hockey (NCAA champions – 100 points), men’s cross country (third at NCAAs – 85 points), football (tied for eighth in final USA Today/Coaches Poll – 69.75 points), wrestling (10th at NCAAs – 67.5 points), women’s swimming (11th at NCAAs – 66 points), men’s swimming (24th at NCAAs – 50 points) and women’s soccer (second round of NCAA tournament – 50 points).

The Badgers have finished among the top- 30 of the Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup in 15 of the 18 seasons since it was established. The highest finish for UW was in 1993-94, as the Badgers placed 12th overall in the first year the award was given out.

Stanford claimed the top spot with 1550.25 points, winning its 17th consecutive Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup. The other four Big Ten teams to finish above Wisconsin were Ohio State (second place – 1277.05 points), Penn State (11th place – 996.05 points), Michigan (14th place – 954.75 points) and Illinois (23rd place – 731.50 points).

About Troy Pieper
I've been covering the Wisconsin Badgers for many years as a lead blogger for many sites, now I look forward to breaking away from my last lead blog position and see if I can build "The Badger Sports Beat" up to one of the best sites that cover all Badger sports! "On Wisconsin"

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