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No. 2 in Directors' Cup

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Bruce Wald, Information Writer

Posted on June 28, 2010

The good times continue to roll for Cal U's athletic programs.

After a successful spring sports season highlighted by an NCAA Regional championship in women's tennis, the Vulcans finished second in the final standings of the 2009-2010 Learfield Sports Directors' Cup.

This is the highest finish ever by a school in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC).

Announced through the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics, the Director's Cup annually honors institutions maintaining a broad-based program in both men's and women's sports. The scoring system is based on the national finishes of seven men's and seven women's sports teams.

In all, Cal U won NCAA Regional championships this past athletic year in football, women's volleyball, women's soccer and women's tennis. Other teams competing in NCAA post-season tournaments were women's basketball, baseball, softball, women's swimming and both the men's and women's golf and track and field teams.

Grand Valley State (Mich.) earned top honors for the seventh consecutive year with 1021.50 total points, while Cal finished with 703.00. Rounding out the top five were Central Missouri (672.50), Minnesota State-Mankato (660.50), and St. Cloud (Minn.) State University (643.50).

In 2008-2009, the Vulcans placed ninth in the final Learfield standings for NCAA Division II. 

"This is a tremendous accomplishment that really reflects on the quality of our student-athletes and coaches that we have here," said Cal U athletic director Dr. Tom Pucci. "This is a direct reflection on the leadership of President Angelo Armenti, Jr. and his support of our athletic program."

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