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Terriers Finish Top in Conference, State, in Director’s Cup Rankings

Athletics also earns fourth straight America East Commissioner’s Cup in Director’s Cup Rankings

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Men’s soccer with the America East trophy.

Boston University earned its highest Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup finish in twelve years and its fourth consecutive Commissioner’s Cup after the 2008–2009 banner year for BU sports.

The Directors’ Cup is presented annually by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics, Learfield Sports, and USA Today to the best overall collegiate athletics programs in the country in NCAA Divisions I, II, and III and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. Out of 348 Division I schools, the Terriers earned 305.8 points based on season records, including an NCAA championship in men’s ice hockey, and finished sixty-eighth — first among schools in Massachusetts and second among New England institutions.

The Terriers also captured the America East Stuart P. Haskell, Jr., Commissioner’s Cup as the top athletic program in the conference, earning a conference-best seven championships, four regular-season titles, and four runner-up finishes during the 2008–2009 season. BU swept the regular-season and tournament titles in men’s and women’s soccer and women’s lacrosse, and won championships in women’s indoor track and field, women’s swimming and diving, women’s tennis, and softball. The women’s basketball team made history as the regular-season champion by becoming the fourth squad in America East to complete the conference slate unbeaten.

“This news is a fantastic way to close the books on what has been a stellar year in Terrier athletics,” says Mike Lynch, assistant vice president and director of athletics. “It is a testament to all of our coaches and student-athletes who have been determined to help their programs make a mark on the national level.”

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