Spring sports are over, the weather is hot and FSU football has been blazing on the recruiting trail. Under all the buzz that’s happening with the new NCAA rules for name, image and likeness the NACDA has released its final rankings on the 2nd of July.
The NACDA Learfield Director’s cup is an award given to universities with the most successful athletics programs in collegiate sports annually. The Florida State Seminoles finished in 16th place (fourth in the ACC) with a score of 893 in between programs LSU scoring 900 (15th) and BYU scoring 871.25 (17th.)
NACDA scores collegiate sports programs on a point system with a season finish in first place being 100, second drawing 90, third with 80 and so on.
Florida State’s women's golf team came in ninth overall to end the season at the NCAA championship finals while the men’s team made it to the NCAA quarterfinals losing to Pepperdine with a fifth ranked ending.
The tenth ranked women’s softball team concluded an amazing run finishing second overall, making it to their eleventh College Softball World Series in program history before losing to the Oklahoma Sooners in game three.
Florida State women’s soccer sought after its third national title entering the 2020 national championship ranked number one before falling to Santa Clara in game two. This was the team’s eleventh appearance in the college cup with the most recent championship in 2018. Midfielder Jaelin Howell was awarded the MAC Herman Player of the Year trophy on May 27th.
After a making it to the Sweet 16 the Florida State Seminoles men’s basketball team suffered devastation, losing to the Michigan Wolverines. The Associated Press has FSU men’s basketball with a fourteenth final ranking.
Women’s beach volleyball ended their season with a loss to LSU on Sunday, May 8th. Two pairs of players were given Volleyball Magazine All-American honors: Torrey Van Winden and Keara Rutz were first team and Alaina Chacon and Maddie Anderson were named Second Team All-Americans.
Women’s tennis finished 5th over all with Giulia Pairone joining Nandini Das and Andrea Garcia as ITA All-American’s.
Men’s track and field finished tenth and Women’s track and field finished 14th overall. Florida State added fifteen track and field members to the All-ACC academic team.
Quote from the NAIA Learfield Directors Cup website.
The full Learfield Director’s cup final standings can be found here.
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