Michigan finishes 4th in final 2012-13 Director's Cup standings
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The University of Michigan finished fourth in the 2012-13 Director’s Cup standings, the school’s highest finish in five years.
The Director’s Cup takes into account a school’s finish in up to 20 sports — 10 men’s and 10 women’s. Two Michigan sports finished their seasons with national titles this year: men’s swimming and diving and men’s gymnastics.
The men’s basketball team also reached the national title game, while volleyball reached the national semifinals and softball reached the Women’s College World Series. The Michigan women’s tennis and women’s soccer teams also reached the Sweet 16 of their respective tournaments.
The Director’s Cup has been awarded every year since 1994. Michigan has finished in the top 15 in 18 of those years, and in the top five 11 times. Stanford, Florida and UCLA finished in the top three spots of this year’s final standings.