UM finishes #10 in Sears Directors Cup

Submitted by Wolvie3758 on June 27th, 2012 at 5:16 PM

Michigan finished #10 in this years Sears Directors Cup..It was the 17th time in the 20 years of the Cup that UM has finished in the top 10.. the other 3 yrs they were 11th, 15th and since its inception they have never finished out of the top 25..Many of the years Michigan has finished in the top 5...Leaders and Best!



June 27th, 2012 at 5:50 PM ^

With so many successful teams, I don't get why Michigan is unable to win more NCAA National Championships. I guess the BigTen being the goal mentality goes back to Bo, but it's surprising that we don't have a sport that we simply dominate year to year, like NW with w lax, or PSU with Volleyball. Lord knows we've got the resources.


June 27th, 2012 at 9:49 PM ^

Three schools passed Michigan on the basis of their baseball team results. Hopefully, our new coach can get us back in the tournament in the future.

Special commendation to Craig Forys. His second place finish in the NCAA Steeplechase single-handedly vaulted UofM T&F from DNF to 33rd place, garnering 39 NACDA points and lifting us from a 13th place finish to the top 10.

Also, not to nitpick, but Sears no longer sponsers the Directors' Cup. It is now the Learfield Sports Directors' Cup.


June 28th, 2012 at 11:13 AM ^

of the Sears Cup and crowns a champion for both the men's and women's sports (probably because this one would be dominated by Stanford too if they didn't separate out the women).

Michigan didn't fair quite as well in the Capital One standings, finishing tied for 37 in men's and tied for 36 in women's.


June 28th, 2012 at 5:05 PM ^

I recall a major sports award for the school with the highest rankings in major sports only.  Stanford would win the Directors cup because of all their minor sports championships in swimming, tennis, volleyball (considered minor at the time) and Michigan won the other award (back when we were top 10 in FB, BB, and top 20 in BB and others).  I wasn't able find anything through google though.