November 24, 2009

Marta Lesniak

SMU finished 10th nationally in the Excellence in Management Cup, presented by Texas A&M’s Laboratory for the Study of Intercollegiate Athletics. SMU was the top-ranked university in Texas and trailed only Tulsa within Conference USA.

The award honors athletic departments with the most conference and national championships and the lowest expenses. The scores use a formula that considers total athletic department spending, number of sports played and the number of conference and national championships.

During the 2008-09 academic year, SMU won five conference championships, claiming titles in cross country, men’s and women’s swimming and diving, women’s tennis and women’s basketball.