June 28, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ohio – After picking up Top 5 spring finishes from rowing, men’s tennis and men’s lacrosse, Ohio State finished 16th in the 2012-13 Division I Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings. The Buckeyes earned their first NCAA rowing title, finished third in men’s tennis and fifth in men’s lacrosse.
Ohio State finished third among Big Ten schools behind Michigan (4th) and Penn State (6th). Conference schools Minnesota (22nd) and Nebraska (24th) also ranked in the Top 25 of the standings.
The Buckeyes’ rowing team earned 100 points, men’s tennis received 83 points and men’s lacrosse picked up 60. Men’s track and field also came away with 52.5 points after a 21st place finish nationally.
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 sports -- 10 women’s and 10 men’s.
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