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Iona Ranks In Top 100 Of Capital One And Learfield Cup Standings

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Iona Ranks In Top 100 Of Capital One And Learfield Cup Standings

July 23, 2015 - 21:41
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Iona Ranks In Top 100 Of Capital One And Learfield Cup Standings

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY – The Iona College athletics program was recognized for its high level of performance, as it placed in the top 100 of both the men’s and women’s standings for the 2014-15 Capital One Cup as well as the 2014-15 Division I Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup.

The Gaels are the only MAAC institution represented in both ledgers of the Capital One Cup.  The women’s athletic program tied for 79th overall in the final 2014-15 Capital One Cup standings released at the end of June. The Maroon & Gold was led by a ninth place finish by women’s cross country.

The men’s athletics program tied for 84th on the list among eight other institutions following an 80th place finish a season ago. The men’s cross country team finished eighth in the team standings at the NCAA Championship. Iona has finished in the top 100 of the men's cup standings in four of the last five seasons, ranking as high as 68th in the 2011 standings.

The Gaels, 93rd in the Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup with 204 points, join the top 100 for the first time since an 81st place finish following the 2010-11 campaign. Iona finished fifth in the standings among Division I non FBS/FCS colleges and universities. The Gaels are the only MAAC school in the top 100, with Quinnipiac next on the ledger in 151st place.

The Capital One Cup trophy is awarded to the best men’s and women’s NCAA Division I athletics programs in the country. Schools earn points based on their teams’ top-10 finishes in NCAA championships and in final official coaches’ polls across 20 women’s sports.

The Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup was developed as a joint effort between the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and USA Today. Points are awarded based on each institution's finish in up to 20 sports -- 10 women’s and 10 men’s.

Stanford won the women’s Capital One Cup and the overall Directors' Cup, claiming national championships in water polo and golf, and Virginia won the men’s Capital One Cup, claiming championships in soccer, tennis, and baseball.

Iona Capital One Cup Finishes Since 2010-11

YearFinish

2014-15 (W)79th

2014-15 (M)84th

2013-14 (M)80th

2012-13DNF

2011-12 (M)88th

2010-11 (M)68th

Iona Directors' Cup Finishes Since 1993-94

YearFinish

2014-1593rd

2013-14144th

2012-13162nd

2011-12117th

2010-1181st

2009-10156th

2008-09142nd

2007-08156th

2006-07116th

2005-0698th

2004-05110th

2003-04104th

2002-03159th

2001-02226th

2000-01169th

1999-00162nd

1998-99214th

1997-98142nd

1996-97253rd

1995-96DNF

1994-95DNF

1993-94173rd