For the second consecutive year, The University of Texas has won the Director’s Cup. The Director’s Cup is awarded to the Athletic Department that performs best across all sports.
On the strength of four national championships and five second place finishes, the Texas athletic department is distancing itself from its competition.
Texas Women’s Tennis, Texas Rowing, and Texas Men’s Golf managed three national championship finishes over the span of 11 days. A second place finish in Softball and Track & Field this week puts Texas over the top.
Director's Cup Update:
After a 2nd place finish by @TexasTFXC women, @TexasLonghorns and @_delconte have clinched back to back #DirectorsCup Championships:
1. Texas – 1440.5
2. Stanford – 1343.25
3. Michigan – 1245.25
With only baseball remaining, Stanford's max score is 1379.25
— Director’s Cup Updates (@Direct_Cupdates) June 12, 2022
The second place finish capped an excellent season for Texas Track & Field and Cross Country.
🏆M NCAA Indoor🔸first-ever Men’s National Title
🥈🥈W NCAA Indoor & Outdoor🔸best since 2014
🥈M NCAA Outdoor 🔸matched Men’s best-ever finish outdoors pic.twitter.com/jnCMIVAMec
— John Bianco (@UT_Bianco) June 12, 2022
The Longhorns are not done yet, but for the second straight season stand above other institutions as the model of excellence. Athletic Director Chris Del Conte, Texas coaches, and Texas athletes have certainly performed above expectation and produced a product in which they can take pride.
Texas offers 19 sports. Baseball is still playing.
Of the other 18, four won NCAA titles and five finished runner-up.
— Zach Barnett (@zach_barnett) June 11, 2022
Texas baseball will take on East Carolina at 3 p.m. CT today on ESPN2.