SMU is the top-ranked Conference USA school in the final Winter 2008 Division I standings for the U.S. Sports Academy Directors’ Cup. The numbers were announced by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) May 1. The University has been ranked as the top school in its conference for 10 straight years in the Directors’ Cup standings.
The Mustangs have tallied 202.5 total points so far this season based on the performances of the women’s basketball team, men’s soccer team and men’s and women’s swim teams.
The Sports Academy Directors’ Cup was developed as a joint effort between NACDA and USA Today. The program is sponsored by the United States Sports Academy, based in Daphne, Alabama,. Points are awarded based on each institution’s finish in up to 20 sports – 10 women’s and 10 men’s. Final standings will be published upon the completion of the spring season.