Track and Field Posts Seventh Top 10 Finish In Eight Years

June 19, 2001

LOS ANGELES--The USC athletic program placed eighth among 318 NCAA Division I institutions in the 2000-01 Sears Directors' Cup competition, the annual program which ranks schools on the national finishes of their men's and women's teams.

This marks USC's seventh Top 10 finish in the eight years of the all-sports competition, which is presented by Sears, NACDA and USA Today.

USC had another successful competitive year in 2000-01, highlighted by nine Top 10 finishes in NCAA competition--with a national championship by the women's track and field team--and three conference championships (baseball, women's volleyball and men's golf). The men's basketball team advanced to the NCAA Elite Eight, the women's volleyballers got to the NCAA Final Four, the men's water polo team finished third in the NCAA tourney and the baseball team played in the College World Series. Additionally, the men's swimming and diving team placed fourth at the NCAAs and their women counterparts were sixth, while the women's golf team was seventh at the NCAA tournament and the women's tennis squad made it to the NCAA quarterfinals.


1. Stanford 1349.5 pts.
2. UCLA 1138
3. Georgia 890.5
4. Michigan 864.5
5. Arizona 863
6. Ohio State 861
7. Florida 847
8. USC 816.5
9. Arizona State 701
10. Penn State 774.5

8. Southern California -- Improved eight places over last season (16th), its best showing since tying for eighth in 1996-97. Posted its seventh top 10 finish in eight years.

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