"Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he."
-- Proverbs 29:18, King James Bible (KJV)

Monday, June 27, 2016

Stanford Wins 22nd Straight Directors Cup as Top Division I College Athletic Program

As reported at GoStanford:

"Stanford won the 2015-16 Division I Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup, extending its streak to 22 consecutive seasons of capturing the award presented to the most successful intercollegiate athletic department in the nation."

This year, the top five were rounded out by Ohio State, Michigan, USC and Florida, schools with much larger student enrollments.

Stanford has won at least one national championship title in a collegiate sport each of the last 40 seasons.

Both winning streaks have no parallel in the world of sports (unless one counts the Nebraska Cornhuskers' 54-year football stadium sellout record - endangered this season) and they point to the exceptional nature of Stanford's athletic program, both in recruitment as well as the actual subsequent performance by the athletes.