Denver Claims Seventh DI-AAA Directors' Cup in Eight Years
Pioneers Take the Top Spot Among all DI-AAA Schools for 2014-15 with 508.75 Points
June 25, 2015
The University of Denver Athletics Department has claimed the Learfield Sports DI-AAA Directors' Cup for the seventh time in eight years, finishing ahead of all non-football schools in the 2014-15 standings. Denver finished 49th in the overall standings with 508.75 points, marking the second-straight year in which the Pioneers have finished in the Top 50.
"It's been a very productive and rewarding year for DU Athletics and this award is definitely a great way to cap things off," says Vice Chancellor for Athletics, Recreation and Ritchie Center Operations Peg Bradley-Doppes. "Our division strives for excellence in all aspects of our operation and winning this trophy for the seventh time in eight years is extremely validating as it demonstrates the commitment to excellence held by our student-athletes, coaches and staff members alike. While we take great pride in being among the nation's best athletic departments, the exceptionally-high caliber of the young men and women who represent the Pioneers with tremendous aplomb, both in competition and in the classroom, is our greatest accomplishment."
In the DI-AAA standings, DU finished 58.25 points ahead of second-place Providence. Denver captured its 30th national team title last month when the Pioneers defeated Maryland in the NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championship Game to earn 100 Directors' Cup points for the program. The Crimson & Gold earned 161.50 points during the spring, 297.25 in the winter and 50.00 during autumn in paving the way to another Learfield Sports DI-AAA Directors' Cup title, their third in a row.
The Learfield Sports Directors' Cup was developed as a joint effort between the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (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.
I-AAA Directors' Cup Champions
2015 - Denver (49 nationally)
2014 - Denver (43)
2013 - Denver (55)
2012 - Pepperdine (Denver - 85)
2011 - Denver (54)
2010 - Denver (65)
2009 - Denver (54)
2008 - Denver (47)
About Learfield Sports
A preeminent leader in the collegiate sports marketplace for 40 years, the company has titled the acclaimed Learfield Sports Directors' Cup for five consecutive years. Learfield Sports manages the multimedia rights for more than 50 collegiate institutions, conferences and associations, and is deeply integrated in collegiate ticket sales. The company's multimedia rights encompass numerous content distribution platforms to deliver the passion of college athletics across radio, television and digital networks to fans globally. Today, Learfield Sports' exclusive sports programming reaches more than 50 million television households nationally and delivers nearly 17,000 hours of radio programming on more than 1,000 radio stations. To learn more its history and collegiate portfolio, visit www.learfieldsports.com.