Florida Gators men win inaugural Capital One Cup
The University of Florida men's athletic program has won the inaugural Capital One Cup honoring the top NCAA Division I athletics program.
The school will be formally honored, along with the women’s Capital One Cup winner Stanford University, at the ESPY Awards televised by ESPN on July 13.
Along with the Capital One Cup trophy, the Gators will receive a $200,000 donation to fund student-athlete graduate-level scholarships.
The Capital One Cup honors NCAA Division I athletics programs for their cumulative on-field performance across multiple men’s and women’s sports.
The winner came down to the final NCAA Division I competition of the season.
Florida climbed from the sixth-place position it held prior to the NCAA Men’s College World Series, securing the the necessary points to earn a first-place finish in the Capital One Cup standings with 93 points. The Baseball team finished second in the USA Today/ESPN Top 25 coaches’ baseball poll.
Virginia finished second with 82 points, followed by Auburn and Texas A&M, who tied for third place, and Stanford University.
The Gators had Top 10 finishes in outdoor track and field, tennis and baseball in the spring. In the fall and winter, Florida had Top 10 finishes in basketball, swimming and diving, and won a national championship in indoor track and field.