June 27, 2012
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio State finished fourth in the final 2011-12 Division I Learfield Sports Directors' Cup Standings. With the fourth-place finish, Ohio State recorded its fourth-consecutive Top 10 finish and second-consecutive Top 5 finish after closing the 2010-11 campaign in second place.
The Buckeyes (1104.25) recorded the highest ranking among Big Ten Conference schools and finished behind first-place Stanford (1448.25), second-place Florida (1314.00) and third-place UCLA (1142.75) nationally. Ohio State finished in the Top 25 nationally in men's tennis, women's golf, rowing and men's and women's track and field this spring.
Behind a national championship-winning effort by Christina Manning in the 100m hurdles, the women's track team placed 21st nationally while the men's team finished 23rd. In addition, Ohio State was bolstered by a fifth-place finish by the rowing team, including a first-place finish by the First Varsity Four, at the NCAA Championships May 27 in West Windsor, N.J.
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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