NC State Athletics earns its second highest finish ever, and its highest total points earned ever…
NC State brought home its second-highest finish in the history of the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics Directors’ Cup standings, finishing 34th for the 2012-13 school year.
The Wolfpack also set a school record with its 633.6 points earned, easily eclipsing the previous high mark of 576.6 set last year.
“Our overarching goal for NC State Athletics is to become a perennial Top 25 intercollegiate athletics program,” said Director of Athletics Deborah A. Yow.Â “Congratulations to our coaches and student athletes for their improved performance in the Director’s Cup.Â Stronger competitive outcomes and academic achievement remain the cornerstones of our strategic plan.”
Over the last two years, NC State has seen rapid improvement in the performance of its 23 varsity teams.Â During the 2011-12 and 2012-13 school years, a total of 30 teams have scored points in the Director’s Cup standings, the most ever in back-to-back years.Â With its 34th place finish this year and 37th last year, the Pack recorded its highest finishes in back-to-back years since 1994-95 and 1995-96 (32nd and 34th).
â€¢Â Â Â NC State was 1 of only 3 schools nationally to play in a bowl game, have its men’s basketball team reach the NCAA Tournament, and its baseball team advance to the College World Series.
â€¢Â Â Â NC State finished fifth among the 12 ACC schools, and 30th among public universities.
â€¢Â Â Â All eight of NC State’s spring sports advanced to the NCAA Championships.
Onward and upward.