Gymnastics Pushes LSU to No. 12 in Directors' Cup

LSU Gymnastics at the NCAA Super Six
LSU Gymnastics at the NCAA Super Six
Josh D. Weiss (@LSUsports) (@LSUsports)
LSU Sports Interactive

BATON ROUGE -- A fifth-place showing at the NCAA Championships by the LSU gymnastics team two weeks ago help propel the Tigers up a spot to No. 12 in the latest U.S. Sports Academy Directors' Cup.

The LSU gymnastics team earned 75 points for its fifth place showing, running the school’s point total to 604.5 points. LSU’s 604.5 points puts the Tigers just outside the top 10 in the standings. Fellow Southeastern Conference member school Florida currently sits in 10th place in the standings with 607.75 points.

Stanford continues to lead the Directors' Cup Standings with 780 points, followed by Michigan at No. 2 with 762 points, Penn State No. 3 with 703.75 points, Ohio State No. 4 with 703.75 points and California No. 5 with 702 points.

LSU is ranked second among all SEC schools, trailing only Florida. Other SEC institutions in the top 25 include Tennessee at No. 14 (576.75 points) and Georgia at No. 17 (525.5 points). 

LSU’s other Directors' Cup points total have come from football (100 points), women’s indoor track (90 points), women’s basketball (83 points), men’s indoor track and field (80 points), volleyball (50 points), women’s soccer (50 points), men’s swimming (44.5 points), and women’s swimming (32 points).

LSU is still in position to receive points from the sports of men’s and women’s outdoor track, men’s and women’s tennis, men’s and women’s golf, baseball and softball.

The Directors' Cup standings will be released three more times this season: May 29, June 11 and June 26.

Last year, LSU finished ranked No. 17 in the nation in the Directors’ Cup with a total of 888 points.

The U.S. Sports Academy Directors’ Cup was developed as a joint effort between the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and USA Today. The United States Sports Academy, based in Daphne, Alabama, is the program’s sponsor. Points are awarded based on each institution's finish in up to 20 sports 10 women’s and 10 men’s.

Directors' Cup Standings
Final Winter Release
May 1, 2008

1 Stanford, 1,082.00
2 Michigan 780.00
3 Penn State 762.00
4 Ohio State 703.75
5 California 702.00
6 Texas 684.00
7 West Virginia 630.50
8 Wisconsin 628.50
9 Arizona State 612.00
10 Florida 607.75
11 North Carolina 607.00
12 LSU 604.50
13 Minnesota 581.00
14 Tennessee 576.75
15 Notre Dame 543.50
16 Florida State 535.00
17 Georgia 525.50
18 UCLA 502.00
19 Michigan State 490.25
20 Oklahoma 484.50



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