July 1, 2011

COLLEGE STATION, Texas - The Texas A&M athletics program continues to raise the bar higher as the Aggies posted a record point total of 1090.50 points in the 2010-11 Division I Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings finishing in eighth place in the final rankings, the second consecutive Top 10 performance by the program.

“I am very proud of our student-athletes, coaches and staff for this record-setting year and for finishing in the Top 10 for the second straight year,” Texas A&M Director of Athletics Bill Byrne said. “I also applaud our fans, the 12th Man, for making a big impact on the outcome of so many events.”

Byrne was hired in December of 2002 and took office in January of 2003. Prior to his arrival, the Aggies highest finish in the Directors’ Cup was 20th in 1995-96 when Texas A&M finished with 524.50 points. Byrne’s first full year was 2003-04 and the top six finishes for Texas A&M have come with Byrne at the helm of the department.

“We are fortunate to be at a school such as Texas A&M that is a Top 10 institution in so many categories and I am happy our athletics department can be counted among the best in the country,” Byrne stated. “Our mission has remained Building Champions and we continue to strive to get better each and every day, in athletics, academics and being a better overall person. I believe there is room for improvement in each of our sports along with personal growth for each of us as well.”

Texas A&M won nine Big 12 Championship trophies in 2010-11 setting a new mark in that area.

The latest standings included results from baseball where the Aggies reached the College World Series in Omaha and gained 73 points.

With the unprecedented third straight national championship performances by both the men’s and women’s outdoor track and field teams, the Aggies scored 567.00 points in the spring. The winter sports, led by the women’s basketball national championship, compiled 420.50 points and the fall sports claimed 103 points.

The Learfield Directors’ Cup takes into consideration the top 10 female sports and the top 10 male sports at each institution. In Texas A&M’s case, the school sponsors 20 intercollegiate sports, 11 female and nine male. Women’s equestrian won the western national championship, but equestrian is not an NCAA-sponsored sport at this time.
           
Of the remaining 19 sports, A&M finished in the Top 10 in 11 of the sports and 14 Aggie teams finished in the Top 25.

Final Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup Standings
Top 25
1. Stanford 1550.25
2. Ohio State 1277.05
3. California 1219.50
4. Florida 1212.25
5. Duke 1171.50
6. North Carolina 1160.75
7. Virginia 1092.00
8. Texas A&M 1090.50
9. Florida State 1079.00
10. Oklahoma 1064.75
11. UCLA 1020.25
12. Texas 996.75
13. Penn State 996.05
14. USC 990.25
15. Michigan 954.75
16. Arizona 906.00
17. Maryland 858.00
18. Notre Dame 833.00
19. LSU 831.05
20. Georgia 829.00
21. Washington 799.30
22. Tennessee 763.50
23. Illinois 731.50
24. Arkansas 726.75
25. Alabama 726.25
Big 12 Order
8. Texas A&M 1909.50
10. Oklahoma 1064.75
12. Texas 996.75
32. Oklahoma State 635.50
33. Nebraska 634.00
35. Baylor 623.75
41. Missouri 535.80
48. Texas Tech 465.50
58. Kansas State 352.25
60. Iowa State 348.80
66. Colorado 315.50
72. Kansas 265.50

 

Texas A&M in The Final Directors' Cup Standings
Year Place Points
2010-11 8th 1090.50
2009-10 6th 1070.75
2008-09 13th 976.00
2007-08 12th 1031.00
2006-07 18th 881.00
2005-06 23rd 649.50
2004-05 26th 566.25
2003-04 16th 714.00
2002-03 28th 551.25
2001-02 37th 519.50
2000-01 26th 517.00
1999-00 27th 522.00
1998-99 T-39th 230.00
1997-98 T-38th 230.00
1996-97 30th 427.00
1995-96 20th 524.50
1994-95 37th 329.50
1993-94 24th 454.50

 

2010-11 Texas A&M Sport Breakdown
Spring Sports
Sport Place Points
Women's Track & Field 1st 100
Men's Track & Field 1st 100
Baseball 7th 73
Women's Golf 7th 72
Men's Golf 9th 69
Men's Tennis 9th 64
Softball 9th 64
Women's Tennis 33rd 25
Winter Sports
Women's Basketball 1st 100
Men's Indoor Track & Field 2nd 90
Women's Indoor Track & Field 5th 75
Women's Swimming & Diving 10th 67.5
Men's Swimming & Diving 13th 63
Men's Basketball 33rd 25
Fall Sports
Football 21st 53
Women's Soccer 17th 50
Women's Volleyball NR 0
Women's Cross Country NR 0
Men's Cross Country NR 0