University's Athletic Programs Continue Earning Honors

University's Athletic Programs Continue Earning Honors

The laurels continued to roll in for Boston College athletics, as the National Consortium for Academics and Sports honored BC for outstanding effort in assisting student athletes with their education after their eligibility had expired.

In addition, BC placed 26th in the final winter standings of the 2000-01 Division 1 Sears Director's Cup, which ranks the performance of 195 Division 1 colleges and universities in men's and women's sports during the academic year.

An organization of 218 colleges and universities, NCAS recognizes through its annual Degree Completion Honor Roll those member institutions that excel in fostering athletes' post-eligibility education.

BC's national hockey championship helped the University amass a total of 354.5 points in the latest Sears Director's Cup rankings, which awards points based on each institution's performance in a predetermined number of men's and women's sports. The Director's Cup, developed by the National Association of Collegiate Athletic Directors and USA Today, is presented by the nation's athletic directors to the overall winner in the three NCAA divisions and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics.

Along with 100 points for the hockey title, the Eagles also received 61 points in women's track and field, 39.5 in wrestling, 30 in men's basketball and 29 in fencing.

Six-time cup winner Stanford is the current Division 1 leader, followed by Michigan and Wisconsin.

-Sean Smith


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