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The UCSD softball team claimed its first national title after defeating top-ranked Alabama-Huntsville in Salem, Va. on May 30.
UC San Diego Finishes Fifth in Final Learfield Sports Director's Cup Standings
Release: Monday 06/20/2011 

CLEVELAND - After claiming the national championship in softball last month, UC San Diego placed fifth overall in the final 2010-11 NCAA Division II Learfield Sports Directors' Cup standings that were released last week.

UCSD tallied a total of 696.50 points in the poll, finishing as the top-ranked institution in the West Region.

In addition to capturing the program's first NCAA title in softball, UC San Diego finished as the national runner-up in both women's soccer and men's swimming. Other Triton teams that participated in NCAA postseason play and earned points included baseball, fencing, women's swimming, men's tennis, men's track and field, women's track and fiield, women's volleyball and women's water polo.

Since moving to the NCAA Division II level in 2000-01, UCSD has placed in the top seven programs in the country on nine occasions and finished second overall twice. UCSD finished eighth in the director's cup standings in 2009-10.

The fifth-place finish is the highest for UCSD since the university placed fourth following the 2007-08 season. UCSD finished second overall in 2003-04 and again in 2006-07.

Grand Valley State from the Great Lakes Athletics Conference (GLAC) won its eighth straight Learfield Sports Directors' Cup after totaling 1057.50 points. Central Missouri placed second with 779.75 points, while Augustana (S.D.) tallied 761.50 points to finish third and Abilene Christian was fourth with 718.00.

The Learfield Sports Directors' Cup was developed as a joint effort between the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and USA Today. Points are awarded based on each institution's finish in up to 14 sports -- seven women's and seven men's.

Complete standings and the scoring sctructure can be found on the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA)'s website at


Thursday, September 29
W Tennis at ITA Regional Championships
All Day
Azusa/Los Angeles
Friday, September 30
M Soccer vs. Sonoma State
4:30 PM
UC San Diego
M Water Polo at Air Force
6:30 PM
Colorado Springs, CO
W Volleyball at Cal State East Bay
7:00 PM
W Soccer vs. Sonoma State
7:00 PM
UC San Diego
Saturday, October 01
W Volleyball at Cal State Monterey Bay
7:00 PM
Sunday, October 02
M Soccer vs. Humboldt State
11:30 AM
UC San Diego
W Soccer vs. Humboldt State
2:00 PM
UC San Diego
Monday, October 03
M Golf at Day One
8:00 AM
Chico (Butte Creek)
Tuesday, October 04
M Golf at Day Two
8:00 AM
Chico (Butte Creek)
Friday, October 07
W Soccer at SF State
12:30 PM
San Francisco
M Water Polo at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
12:45 PM
M Soccer at SF State
3:00 PM
San Francisco
M Water Polo at Pomona-Pitzer
7:00 PM
W Volleyball vs. SF State
7:00 PM
UC San Diego
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