Stanford nabs another Directors’ Cup

Black and white photo of the Director's Cup trophy
(Courtesy Stanford Athletics)

Stanford won the 2015-16 Division I Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup, extending its streak to 22 consecutive seasons of capturing the award presented to the most successful intercollegiate athletic department in the nation.

Stanford Athletics Director BERNARD MUIR accepted the Cup during the annual National Association of Collegiate Directors of America (NACDA) conference in Dallas.

The Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup was developed as a joint effort between 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 claimed four national championships during the past academic year, increasing its overall total to 132. Of Stanford’s 132 championships, 109 are NCAA titles, including recent crowns in men’s soccer and women’s tennis. The Cardinal captured its sixth lightweight rowing title in the past seven seasons, while also winning a national crown in synchronized swimming.

The Cardinal has won at least one NCAA title in each of the past 40 seasons, representing the longest active streak in the nation.

Watch a video of the 2015-16 season highlights.