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UI places 45th in Learfield Sports Directors' Cup

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Iowa City (KWWL) - The University of Iowa has scored a school-record number of points in the annual Learfield Sports Directors' Cup, a national program that honors institutions offering broad-based intercollegiate athletics programs that achieve at the highest level competitively, the UI Athletics Department announced monday.

Ten different UI teams accumulated a record total of 474.30 points as a result of their participation in postseason competition during the 2008-09 athletics year. Iowa's point total resulted in the Hawkeyes finishing in 45th place in the Directors' Cup standings for the NCAA Division I category that includes 271 participating institutions.

The UI's previous best point total was 467.75 in 2004-05.

The Hawkeyes were paced by Iowa's national championship in wrestling, which accounted for 100 of the UI's point total. Iowa's third-place finish in the national championship for field hockey resulted in 83 points ; the 17th-place finish by the UI men's golf team in its national championship added 57 points; and the Hawkeyes' top 20 finish in the final college football polls netted 54 points.

Iowa also received points for its performances in women's indoor track and field (46.5 points), women's gymnastics (38.8), women's cross country (26), softball (25), women's basketball (25), and men's gymnastics (19).




Rules for the Directors' Cup allow for postseason achievements by up to 10 men's teams and 10 women's teams to be included in an institution's total team score.

Iowa's 45th place was a five-position improvement from last year's finish of 50th (398 points) and the third consecutive year of improvement (Iowa finished 68th in 2006-07 with 284 points).

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