LAWRENCE, Kan. – The 2013 NCAA Outdoor National Championship won by Kansas track & field last week launched KU women’s athletics to No. 8 in the final 2012-13 Capital One Cup standings. In just one year, KU improved 10 spots from its No. 18 placing in the 2011-12 cup.
The Capital One Cup is awarded annually to each of the best men's and women's Division I college athletics programs in the country. Points toward the Capital One Cup are earned and tracked throughout the year based on final standings of NCAA Championships and final official coaches' polls.
Kansas’ women’s sports tied USC for eighth with 72 points scored among the 90 schools which received points during the 2012-13 academic year. North Carolina was the overall 2012-13 champion with 140 points. Among Big 12 schools, Texas finished fourth with 92 points followed by Oklahoma (seventh, 74 points), Kansas, Baylor (tied for 30th, 24 points), TCU and West Virginia (tied for 44th, 10 points) and Iowa State (tied for 76th, two points). The Big 12 was the only conference to have three schools in the top 10 of the final 2012-13 Capital One Cup standings.
Breakdowns of Kansas’ points include NCAA postseason play and final rankings in volleyball, women’s basketball, indoor track and field and outdoor track and field.
In 2012, KU’s volleyball team went 26-7, its highest-ever winning percentage, had its top placing in the Big 12 Conference at third with a 12-4 league record and went 1-1 in the NCAA Tournament. The Jayhawks ended the year ranked No. 25 in the final American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) poll.
KU’s women’s basketball team participated in the NCAA Tournament for the second straight season and advanced to the Sweet 16 both times. The Jayhawks were 20-14 in 2012-13 and their run in the NCAA Tournament gave them a No. 25 final ranking in the USA Today Coaches’ Poll for the season.
KU’s women’s track & field team finished as the runner-up at the NCAA Indoor 2013 Championships for the second-straight year. The Jayhawks had three indoor individual national titles with senior Andrea Geubelle (long jump and triple jump) and junior Natalia Bartnovskaya (pole vault).
The Jayhawks won the first-ever women’s NCAA title in KU history at the outdoor track & field championships earlier this month. KU dominated the field outscoring runner-up Texas A&M, 60-44. Sophomore Lindsay Vollmer won the NCAA heptathlon title with a school-record 6,068 points.
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