Ags 18th In Directors' Cup

By: Texas A&M Sports Information
By: Texas A&M Sports Information

CLEVELAND, Ohio– Texas A&M set a school record for points scored with 881 points in the United States Sports Academy Directors’ Cup, presented annually by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA). The Aggies finished in 18th place, the second-best finish in school history and the point total placed A&M second in the Big 12 Conference.

“We are headed in the right direction and I am pleased with the effort and accomplishments of our student-athletes and coaches,” Texas A&M’s Director of Athletics Bill Byrne said. “We had a record-setting year in terms of Big 12 Championships (seven) and I look for all of our teams to continue to improve.”

Texas A&M won more Big 12 Trophies than any other school in 2006-07. The Aggies won the regular-season Big 12 Championship in women’s soccer and women’s basketball. The women’s swimming and diving, women’s indoor track and field, women’s golf and women’s outdoor track and field all won Big 12 Championships and the Aggie baseball team won the Big 12 Championship Tournament in Oklahoma City.

“We had six coaches win seven Coach of the Year titles in the Big 12 Conference,” Byrne added. “Pat Henry won Coach of the Year crowns in both indoor and outdoor women’s track and field. Steve Bultman earned the honor in women’s swimming while diving coach Kevin Wright took the crown in men’s diving. Both of our basketball coaches earned the crown with Gary Blair taking the women’s hoops title and Billy Gillispie taking the men’s title. Jeanne Sutherland won the women’s golf Big 12 Coach of the Year honor.”

“We had six teams finish among the Top 10 (according to the Directors’ Cup finish) led by Pat (Henry) and the women’s track and field fourth-place finish,” Byrne stated. “Coach G. (Guerrieri) placed fifth after reaching the Elite Eight in soccer. Jo (Evans) and the softball team finished seventh by advancing to the College World Series. Steve (Bultman) and the women’s swimming and diving team placed eighth while Rob (Childress) and the Aggie baseball team advanced to the Super Regionals with a ninth-place finish and Billy (Gillispie) and the men’s basketball team finished ninth. Tana (Rawson) and the equestrian team had a great year finishing second overall, but they are not an NCAA-sanctioned sport and do not count toward our point totals in this competition.”

Texas A&M placed 23rd last year with an overall point total of 649.5, the third highest finish in school history. The A&M record is 16th place in 2003-04 with.714 points.

Stanford won the Directors’ Cup for the 13th consecutive year.

The U.S. Sports Academy Directors’ Cup was developed as a joint effort between the NACDA and USA Today. Points are awarded based on each institution’s finish in up to 20 sports – 10 women’s and 10 men’s. The U.S. Sports Academy is based in Daphne, Alabama.

2006-07 Division I Rankings (as of June 27, 2007)

Pl. School Points

1. Stanford 1429.0

2. UCLA 1232.0

3. North Carolina 1161.33

4. Michigan 1135.25

5. USC 1103.5

6. Florida 1064.25

7. Tennessee 1045.75

8. Texas 1037.25

9. California 1030.0

10. Arizona State 1005.0

11. Duke 988.25

12. Georgia 971.0

13. Virginia 945.0

14. Ohio State 927.5

15. Florida State 924.25

16. Wisconsin 913.25

17. LSU 888.0

18. TEXAS A&M 881.0

19. Auburn 866.25

20. Minnesota 862.75

21. Penn State 848.83

22. Notre Dame 789.5

23. Wake Forest 708.5

24. Arizona 703.33

25. Oklahoma 702.75

2006-07 Big 12 Schools

8. Texas 1037.25

18. TEXAS A&M 881.0

25. Oklahoma 702.75

27. Nebraska 683.5

37. Colorado 512.5

38. Baylor 510.25

41. Oklahoma State 503.75

47. Texas Tech 450.5

53. Missouri 391.33

66. Kansas 298.5

73. Iowa State 273.33

111. Kansas State 146.0

2006-07 TEXAS A&M SPORT BREAKDOWN

Sport Place Points

Spring

Baseball 9th 64

Softball 7th 68.5

Men’s Golf 32nd 41.5

Women’s Golf 37th 36

Men’s Tennis 17th 50

Women’s Tennis 17th 50

Men’s Track & Field 22nd 51#

Women’s Track & Field 4th 80#

Winter

Men’s Basketball 9th 64

Women’s Basketball 17th 50

Men’s Swimming & Diving 19th 55

Women’s Swimming & Diving 8th 70.5

Men’s Indoor Track & Field 32nd 39.5#

Women’s Indoor Track & Field 13th 63#

Fall

Football 41st 25

Women’s Soccer 5th 73

Volleyball NR 0

Men’s Cross Country NR 0

Women’s Cross Country NR 0

#Take the highest finish in either indoor or outdoor track and field for point totals.

Non-NCAA Championships such as equestrian do not score in the Directors’ Cup.

TEXAS A&M IN THE FINAL DIRECTORS’ CUP STANDINGS

2006-07 18th 881

2005-06 23rd 649.5

2004-05 26th 566.25

2003-04 16th 714

2002-03 28th 551.25

2001-02 37th 519.5

2000-01 26th 517

1999-00 27th 522

1998-99 T39th 230

1997-98 T38th 230

1996-97 30th 427

1995-96 20th 524.5

1994-95 37th 329.5

1993-94 24th 454.5

TEXAS A&M BIG 12 TROPHY TOTALS THROUGH THE YEARS

2006-07 Seven

2005-06 Three

2004-05 Three

2003-04 One

2002-03 Two

2001-02 One

2000-01 Three

1999-00 One

1998-99 Three

1997-98 Six

1996-97 None

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