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Florida men's athletic program wins Capital One Cup for second straight year



For the second consecutive year, the Florida men's athletic program has been awarded the Capital One Cup. The award honors the nation's top collegiate athletics program based on teams' top-10 finishes in NCAA Division I championships, and in final official coaches’ polls in 19 men’s and 20 women’s sports.

In the final standings, Florida (104 points) edged out Arizona (90 points), and UCLA (82 points). 

The Gators will be formally honored along with repeat women’s Capital One Cup winner, Stanford University, at the ESPY Awards televised by ESPN on July 11. The two schools will receive the Capital One Cup trophies and a combined $400,000 for athletic scholarships.

The Florida men entered the spring ranked 18th in the men’s Capital One Cup standings - North Carolina was in first place in the standings after the fall and winter seasons. But, after winning their first-ever NCAA Men’s Outdoor Track and Field Championship, the Gators earned 60 points towards the Capital One Cup, which moved them into first place. Although UCLA and Arkansas were in contention at the College World Series along with the Gators, a sixth place finish in the final USA Today/ESPN Top 25 Coaches’ Baseball Poll helped secure the win.

"We are honored to win our second consecutive Capital One Cup trophy," Florida Athletics Director Jeremy Foley said.  "Our student athletes, coaches and support teams strive for overall excellence and it's a tribute to their efforts that the men's program captured the Capital One Cup and our women’s program earned a top-10 finish.  Thank you to Capital One and its affiliated companies for their support of intercollegiate athletics.”

Here are the Top 10 programs in the final men's Capital One Cup Standings and their final point totals: 

1. Florida (104); 2. Arizona (90); 3. UCLA (82); 4. LSU (78); 5. North Carolina (75); 6. Alabama (72); 7. Kentucky (70); 8. Arkansas (69); 9. Ohio State  (60.5); 10. Loyola-Maryland (60), North Dakota State (60).





[Last modified: Wednesday, June 27, 2012 12:59pm]


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