Texas A&M Athletics in 24th Place in Division Directors' Cup

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COLLEGE STATION, Texas—The Texas A&M athletics program is currently in 24th place in the 2012-13 Division I Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup. The Aggies have finished in the Top 10 the past three years in the final year-end rankings (6th in 2009-10, 8th in 2010-11 and 9th in 2011-12).

“We are extremely proud of the success our student-athletes and coaches have had this fall,” Texas A&M Director of Athletics Eric Hyman said. “Our fall sports have gotten the athletic department off to a wonderful start in our inaugural season in the SEC. This first year in the SEC has been so exciting and we look forward to continuing the positive momentum throughout the rest of the year.”

The women’s soccer team advanced to the Sweet 16 in the NCAA Championships to earn 64 points while the women’s volleyball team each reached the second round of the NCAA Championships to earn 50 points respectively. The men’s and women’s cross country teams each earned 29 points while Henry Lelei became the first Aggie to win an SEC Individual Conference title by winning the men’s cross country championship. The Aggie football team is ranked No. 9 in the BCS standings and will face Oklahoma in the 2013 AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic on Jan. 4.

The fall sports recognized were men’s water polo, women’s volleyball, men’s and women’s soccer, women’s field hockey and men’s and women’s cross country. The final fall standings will be released on Jan. 10 after the FCS National Championship and various bowl games.

The Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup takes into consideration the top 10 female sports and the top 10 male sports at each institution. In Texas A&M’s case, the school sponsors 20 intercollegiate sports, 11 female and nine male.

Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup Standings
(As of Dec. 20, 2012)

TOP 25 SEC Order
1. Michigan 348.00 17. Florida 208.00
2. North Carolina 342.00 24. TEXAS A&M 172.00
3. Stanford 324.50 25. Kentucky 168.00
4. Penn State 323.50 27. Arkansas 148.50
5. UCLA 306.00 43. Georgia 99.00
6. Florida State 288.00 67. Missouri 54.00
7. Notre Dame 268.00 73. Auburn 50.00
8. Georgetown 253.50 73. Tennessee 50.00
9. Princeton 245.00 110. Vanderbilt 47.00
10. Oregon 244.00 115. Ole Miss 29.00
11. Washington 237.00 115. Mississippi St. 29.00
12. Virginia 235.50 LSU 00.00
13. Texas 218.00 South Carolina 00.00
14. Maryland 216.00
15. Michigan State 215.50
16. BYU 210.50
17. Florida 208.00
18. Syracuse 207.00
19. Connecticut 203.50
20. Tulsa 190.00
21. Duke 189.00
22. New Mexico 184.50
23. USC 173.00
24. TEXAS A&M 172.00
25. Kentucky 168.00

2012-13 TEXAS A&M SPORT BREAKDOWN
Sport Place Points

Fall
Women’s Soccer 9th 64
Women’s Volleyball 17th 50
Men’s Cross Country 32nd 29
Women’s Cross Country 32nd 29



 
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