Ducks Continue Lofty Results

Ducks Continue Lofty Results

EUGENE, Ore. -- The University of Oregon completed its fourth top-25 finish in five years and topped all institutions with 18 or fewer NCAA sports for a sixth consecutive year in the final 2012-13 Division I Learfield Sports Directors' Cup standings released Tuesday.

Oregon's 15th-place finish is the second-highest in school history. UO remains the only program in the history of the Director's Cup to place among the top 15 with 18 or fewer sports.

"This is a tremendous achievement for our entire staff as it exemplifies how their commitment to broad-based excellence is unmatched," said Director of Athletics Rob Mullens. "We are extremely proud of our student-athletes and coaches, the support they show to one another, and the way they represent the University of Oregon."

The Ducks registered a school-record 929.75 total points, besting their 2009-10 total of 878.5 when placing 14th. UO accumulated points in 13 allowable sports, up from 11 in 2011-12.

The Learfield Sports Directors' Cup recognizes the accomplishments of colleges and universities maintaining a broad-based athletic program. Schools are awarded points based on their national finish in up to 20 sports (10 men's, 10 women's), with the Ducks receiving credit for their national finishes in football, women's volleyball, men's and women's cross country, men's basketball, men's and women's indoor track & field, men's and women's golf, baseball, softball, as well as men's and women's outdoor track & field.

Highlighting the school's incredible year were national championships in women's cross country and indoor track and field, and second-place finishes in football and women's volleyball, totaling a staggering 380 points.

Nine different UO sports programs finished their seasons among the nation's top 10, with women's track & field (3rd, 85 pts.), men's track and field (4th, 80 pts.), men's indoor track and field (6th, 72.75 pts.), men's basketball (9th, 64 pts.) and softball (9th, 64 pts) joining Oregon's national champion and runner-up finishes.

Stanford accumulated top honors for the 19th straight year with a total of 1,261.25 points, as the Pac-12 Conference led the country with seven schools finishing among the nation's top-25. Recommended Stories

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