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March 25, 2010
9:28 a.m.

CHARLOTTESVILLE — The latest Directors’ Cup standings for Division I were released this morning, and UVa is in fourth place.

Coming out of the fall, Virginia was second, behind 15th-time winner Stanford.

In the first standings that include winter sports, UVa (518 points) trails No. 1 Stanford (559), No. 2 Florida (548) and No. 3 Penn State (521.5).

The Directors’ Cup competition reflects schools’ performances in NCAA championships. UVa has picked up 181 points from winter sports so far: 69 for women’s swimming (ninth at NCAAs), 60 from wrestling (15th at NCAAs) and 52 from men’s indoor track and field (20th at NCAAs).

Virginia finished eighth overall in 2008-09. The next update will be released April 8, and UVa will add points in men’s swimming and women’s basketball.

As usual, spring will be the Cavaliers’ strongest season. UVa figures to earn Directors’ Cup points in more than a half-dozen sports, including baseball, men’s and women’s lacrosse, women’s golf, rowing and men’s tennis.

Jeff White

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