June 3, 2021
Tar Heels Third After Fall and Winter Sports activities in Administrators’ Cup Standings
CHAPEL HILL – The College of North Carolina is in third place within the 2020-21 Learfield IMG Faculty Administrators’ Cup standings, which the Nationwide Affiliation of Collegiate Administrators of Athletics (NACDA) launched Thursday.
Carolina’s fall and winter sports activities amassed 696.50 factors, most within the Atlantic Coast Convention and third most amongst all faculties behind Stanford (770.00) and Michigan (769.50). Ohio State, Kentucky, BYU, Alabama, Minnesota, Arkansas and Florida spherical out the highest 10.
The Administrators’ Cup awards factors based mostly on NCAA postseason success. Every faculty might accumulate factors in direction of the Cup standings in 19 sports activities – 4 of which a lot be baseball, males’s and ladies’s basketball and ladies’s volleyball.
The Tar Heels’ fall sports activities compiled 371.00 factors, most within the nation. The sphere hockey workforce received the nationwide championship for the third consecutive season, males’s and ladies’s soccer each superior to the nationwide semifinals and tied for third, ladies’s cross nation completed 14th and soccer was ranked No. 17 within the coaches’ ballot to offer UNC’s 371 factors.
The NCAA title was Carolina’s ninth in subject hockey, which equals essentially the most within the sport’s historical past. Girls’s soccer superior to the Faculty Cup for an unprecedented 30th time and males’s soccer reached the nationwide semifinals for the ninth time, together with seven of the final 13 seasons. The ladies’s cross nation workforce’s end was its greatest since 2010 and soccer had its highest end in a nationwide ballot in 5 seasons.
Eight totally different applications contributed factors within the winter, led by a mixed sixth-place end by males’s and ladies’s fencing, the most effective in NCAA competitors at school historical past. Girls’s swimming and diving positioned twelfth (greatest since 2013), wrestling was sixteenth (greatest since 1995), males’s indoor observe and subject was 18th (greatest since 2002), males’s swimming and diving was twenty fourth (greatest since 2015), and males’s and ladies’s basketball each performed within the NCAA Match.
NACDA will launch the ultimate 2020-21 standings on July 2. The Tar Heels will achieve extra factors from a minimum of six extra sports activities, together with a minimum of 5 which positioned within the prime 10 at their respective nationwide championships – third-place finishes by males’s and ladies’s lacrosse and ladies’s tennis, fifth by males’s golf and ninth by males’s tennis. Baseball and observe and subject are nonetheless competing in NCAA Championships.
Carolina has had 21 earlier top-10 finishes within the 26-year historical past of the Administrators’ Cup, together with profitable the inaugural trophy in 1993-94 (the standings had been halted in 2019-20 because of the pandemic). UNC has the fourth-most top-10s behind Stanford (26), Florida (26) and UCLA (23).
Ought to Carolina preserve its present place (third), it might be UNC’s greatest end within the Administrators’ Cup since a second-place efficiency in 2008-09. Along with profitable the Cup in 1993-94, UNC has positioned second 4 occasions, third as soon as, fourth twice and fifth 3 times.