BOISE, Idaho Boise State University cracked the top 50 in the Learfield Sports Director’s Cup standings for the first time in school history as the Broncos completed the 2008-09 season with 449.30 points to place 49th.  The final standings were announced today (June 29) by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA).

            The previous best finish for Boise State came at the end of the 2002-03 season when the Broncos placed 63rd with 281 points. 

            Stanford University won the division I cup for the 15th straight season with 1,455 points. 

            Boise State scored points in eight of the 19 sports it sponsors.  Wrestling scored the most with 64.5 points when it placed 12th at the NCAA National Championships.  Men’s tennis was just a half point behind with 64 points and a final ranking of ninth.  The Bronco football team, which finished the season ranked 13th in the final USA Today Coaches poll scored 63 points. 

            The other sports scoring points included women’s gymnastics with 59.3, women’s indoor track and field with 55, women’s tennis with 50, men’s outdoor track and field with 47, and men’s indoor track and field with 46.5.

            Boise State’s finished was the highest of all nine schools in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC).  The University of Hawai’i was the next closest school in 66th place. 

            In the 16-year history of the director’s cup, Boise State has only finished outside the top 100 schools twice. 

            Following is a complete breakdown of Boise State’s previous finishes.

Season             Ranking          Points

1993-94           77th                  116.5

1994-95           86th                  125.0

1995-96           89th                  84.5

1996-97           65th                  116.5

1997-98           96th                  70

1998-99           86th                  90

1999-2000       84th                  184

2000-01           114th                134

2001-02           118th                143

2002-03           63rd                  281

2003-04           66th                  256.25

2004-05           65th                  270

2005-06           83rd                  192.5

2006-07           97th                  196

2007-08           77th                  257.50

2008-09           49th                  449.30


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