Georgia Bulldogs Land at Fourteen in Learfield Directors’ Cup Final


The Georgia Bulldogs habitually finish in the top 20 in the Learfield Directors’ Cup competition and they did so again this year.

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The Georgia Bulldogs ranked the second highest SEC team in the Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup competition, coming in with a fourteenth place national finish in the 2014-2015 Division 1 race. Florida ranked fourth while other SEC teams in the top 20 included LSU (15), Arkansas (16) and Texas A&M (17).

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“Our finish in the Learfield Directors’ Cup illustrates our commitment to a highly competitive, comprehensive athletic program,” said UGA J. Reid Parker Director of Athletics Greg McGarity. “We take great pride in fostering a culture of competitiveness on a national level in every sport, and our students and coaches are to be congratulated for these results.”

The Bulldogs have had nine top 10 finishes including second in 1999. Georgia ranked 20th in 2010-2011, 18th in 2011-2012, 10th in  2012-2013, and 16th in 2013-2014. The Bulldogs improved two spots from a year ago.

Originated in 1994 by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics, the annual competition measures the success of athletic programs based on national finishes in each varsity sport.

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Georgia garnered large point totals from the women’s swimming and diving team’s national runner-up finish in the NCAA Championships, the women’s tennis team and the men’s golf team advance to the NCAA semifinals, and the women’s track and field team’s fifth place NCAA finish. High national finishes in men’s tennis, men’s track and field, men’s swimming and diving, football, women’s gymnastics, softball, and men’s and women’s indoor track and field also contributed. Women’s soccer and men’s basketball also scored for the Dawgs.

Stanford captured the cup this year with UCLA and USC rounding out the top three. Following fourth place Florida were North Carolina, Virginia, Ohio State, Penn State, Texas, Notre Dame, Florida State, California and Oregon, rounding out the top 20 behind the Bulldogs were LSU at 15 followed by Texas A&M, Arkansas, Wisconsin, Michigan and Duke.

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