Oakland No. 66 in Learfield Sports Directors' Cup Standings|
Dec. 13, 2012
CLEVELAND - After the completion of six NCAA Championships in the fall season, the Oakland Golden Grizzlies rank 66th overall in the Division I Learfield Sports Directors' Cup standings with 50.00 points. Points are awarded to schools based on each institution's finish in the NCAA Tournament in up to 20 sports.
"A ranking this high in the Director's Cup standings is a testament to the dedication and success of our Student-Athletes," said Director of Athletics Tracy Huth. "Although the Director's Cup is a recognition of competitive success, I would be remiss if we did not recognize the Faculty, Staff and Coaches for their hard work in the preparation of the Student-Athletes. This ranking is the culmination of the success of our fall sports teams. It brings a great sense of pride to represent The Summit League and, most importantly, Oakland University when we see ourselves ranked at number 66. I congratulate our Student-Athletes for continuing to strive for excellence in their academic and athletic pursuits."
The Golden Grizzlies are joined by Western Illinois as the only two Summit League teams to make the list, as the Leathernecks finished ranked 104th with 25.00 points. The University of North Carolina tops the list with 292.00 points followed by the University of Michigan with 265.00. The Wolverines and Michigan State, who finished 20th overall, are the only two in-state schools to top Oakland in the rankings as the Golden Grizzlies rank ahead of Central Michigan who finished 104th overall.
The Learfield Sports Directors' Cup was developed as a joint effort between the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and USA Today. Learfield Sports is a preeminent leader in the collegiate sports marketplace for 40 years as the company has titled the acclaimed Learfield Sports Directors' Cup for five consecutive years.