Best finish ever for UW-Whitewater in Directors' Cup
June 04, 2014
Bolstered by an unprecedented championship trifecta and strong post-season performances, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Warhawks reached another historic milestone by finishing second in the 2013-14 Directors' Cup standings.
Awarded annually by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics, the Directors' Cup honors athletic success in men's and women's college sports in the United States. UW-Whitewater competes in the Division III category, which includes about 450 schools.
"This award epitomizes our quest for excellence in all we do," said Amy Edmonds, director of intercollegiate athletics. "Placing second in the Directors' Cup is a tremendous achievement and reflects our dedication and competitive spirit. This recognition will allow us to further attract the best and brightest student-athletes to join the Warhawk family."
UW-Whitewater made NCAA history by becoming the first university at any level to win championships in football, men's basketball and baseball in the same year.
The Warhawks' 1,134 points in the Directors' Cup is the highest tally ever for a Wisconsin university. Last year, UW-Whitewater placed fourth, and has finished in the top 15 every year since the 2007-08 season.
"Our student-athletes play for the love of the game. They are champions in every sense -- from their success on the field to their academic achievements in the classroom," Edmonds said. "I am proud of the way our coaches and staff instill in our student-athletes a strong commitment to teamwork and community service."
In addition to the three national championships in football, men's basketball and baseball, 13 other Warhawk teams contributed to UW-Whitewater's point total.
Wrestling finished second in the nation, and women's basketball, bowling, softball and women's outdoor track and field placed third in their respective national tournaments.
Women's indoor track and field, men's indoor and outdoor track and field, women's soccer,
women's tennis, men's tennis, women's swimming, and volleyball also competed in post-season play.
National championships in gymnastics, and men's and women's wheelchair basketball did not count toward the point total, as those sports are not NCAA-affiliated.
Other WIAC schools finishing in the top 25 include UW-La Crosse (13), UW-Oshkosh (17) and UW-Eau Claire (22).