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Minnesota State Mankato finishes 13th in Director's Cup
Mavericks finish 13th in national Directors' Cup standings.
Minnesota State University, Mankato Intercollegiate Athletics news release [6-17-11]
Minnesota State University, Mankato finished 13th in the final 2010-'11 Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings.
Minnesota State Mankato accumulated 529.25 points in the standings, putting the Mavericks in the top four percent of the 290 schools competing in NCAA Division II.
This marks the seventh straight year that the Mavericks have finished in the top 15 in the national Directors' Cup. It has finished in the top five six consecutive times from 2006-2010, and has finished in the top 25 11 times in the 16 years since the Directors’ Cup was inaugurated. Minnesota State Mankato was second in 2008-09, third in 2007-08 and fourth in 2006-07.
The Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup honors institutions maintaining a broad-based program, with success in many sports. Each institution is awarded points in a predetermined number of sports for men and women.
Minnesota State Mankato was second among Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference performers in the standings this year (Augustana finished third).
Posting top-25 team finishes for Minnesota State Mankato in 2010-11 NCAA postseason events were men’s basketball (third), softball (fifth), wrestling (tenth), women’s volleyball (16th), women’s golf (17th), women’s indoor track & field (19th) and women’s outdoor track & field (25th).
Other Maverick teams post-season finishes includ baseball (26th), men’s swimming (27th), women’s swimming (30th) and men’s golf (77th).
The 13th-place ranking completes a season which also included a second-place finish in the Northern Sun. All-Sports Trophy standings, featured 12 All-Americans in nine different sports and a pair of national individual championships from pole vaulter Lauren Stelten.