Georgetown Ranked No. 8 Nationally in Directors' Cup Standings
Dec. 19, 2013
WASHINGTON - Propelled by a fall season that saw three teams post strong finishes in the NCAA Tournament, Georgetown University is ranked No. 8 in the country in the Division I Learfield Sports Directors' Cup Standings, released Thursday morning.
The Hoyas were No. 8 nationally with 216 points, the highest among all BIG EAST Conference schools.
Georgetown had three teams post strong finishes during the Fall, with the women's cross country, men's soccer and women's soccer teams, respectively, all advancing in the postseason.
The Blue & Gray received more than half of their points in men's and women's soccer as both teams advanced in the NCAA Championship. The men's team advanced to the third round, earning 64 points, while the women's team earned 50 points after advancing to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
The women's cross country team's fifth place finish at the NCAA Championship was the most among any single team, earning Georgetown 75 points, The men's cross country team, which finished in third place at the regional championships, earned 32 points.
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 points - 10 women's and 10 men's.
The next Division I fall standings will be released on Tuesday, Dec. 24.