15 Straight Directors' Cup!

15 Straight Directors' Cup!

Congrats to Stanford athletics for claiming the Directors’ Cup!  I don’t know the exact details but  points basically are awarded to different sports based on how they finish in the post-season.

Directors' Cup

I believe men’s gymnastics racked in a lot of points for Stanford for winning the team title at the NCAA Championships.  This is exciting stuff, not to mention that there were a lot of high finishes in other sports and we’ve won the last 15 Directors’ Cup.  It’s no wonder why so many people want to be a part of Stanford athletics.

Stanford finished with a total of 1,455 points after placing in 23 postseason championships and earning points in a maximum of 10 women’s sports and 10 men’s sports. Stanford boasted an impressive 10 top-five finishes this season, taking home the men’s gymnastics and women’s rowing championships, placing second in women’s volleyball and men’s water polo, and third in men’s cross country, men’s swimming, women’s soccer, women’s basketball, and women’s water polo. In addition, Stanford was fourth in women’s swimming, seventh in men’s track and field, eighth in women’s cross country and women’s gymnastics, ninth in fencing, women’s softball, women’s tennis and men’s tennis, 11th in men’s track and field, 12th in women’s track and field, 20th in men’s golf, 40th in women’s golf, 43rd in women’s track and field and 51st in men’s wrestling.

Stanford has won at least one national championship for 33 consecutive years, an ongoing NCAA record.

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Congrats again to all the athletes, coaches, and staff for all the hard work this year.  Hopefully this win streak continues!

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2 Comments on “ 15 Straight Directors' Cup! ”

  1. Dave J. June 21, 2009 at 5:43 am

    A little additional history. The only year Stanford did not win was 93-94, when North Carolina won by 5 points. I am still bitter about this, since our Men’s Gymnastics Team won the NCAA’s in 92, 93 and 95; but finished second in 94. I felt that of those 4 years, our 94 team deserved to win by MORE than any of the other year’s teams. As usual, questionable judging came into play :) If we had won that year, we would have won the then “Sears Cup” by 5 points.

  2. shonakamori June 21, 2009 at 9:44 am

    dave – thanks for the background info. yea that’s a total bummer. 4 consecutive wins for men’s gym would’ve been cool. and on top of that, like you said, we would’ve gotten the directors’ cup as well.

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