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Tar Heels Finish 8th In Directors' Cup
Release: 06/27/2013

CHAPEL HILL - NCAA championships by women's soccer and women's lacrosse and five other Top 10 national finishes led the University of North Carolina to eighth place in the final 2012-13 Learfield Sports Directors' Cup standings, the Tar Heels' fifth consecutive Top 10 performance.

The Directors' Cup measures each school's performance in NCAA post-season competition.

Carolina compiled 1075.33 points, including 100 each from women's soccer and women's lacrosse. Head coach Anson Dorrance's squad defeated Penn State, 4-1, to win women's soccer's 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) also 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) also 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 last 12 years. Only Stanford, Florida and UCLA have more Top 10 finishes than the Tar Heels.

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 just 16.5 points behind the Cardinal. UCLA, Michigan, Texas A&M, Penn State, Oklahoma, North Carolina, 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 the Tar Heels 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. NC 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)

 

North Carolina'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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