Second place finish for Texas Longhorns in Division I LEARFIELD Directors’ Cup

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The University of Texas Tower lite in burn orange. (photo Horns Illustrated)

The University of Texas had an outstanding 2022-23 season, finishing with a second-place finish in the LEARFIELD Division I Directors' Cup. Despite Baseball's season ending in the NCAA Super Regionals, the Longhorns had accumulated enough points to secure the runner-up position behind Stanford.

Texas had previously broken Stanford's 25-year hold on the Directors' Cup, winning it in the previous two years. This marked the fourth time in Cup history that the Longhorns finished second. The Directors' Cup is awarded based on an institution's performance in NCAA Championships, with Division I schools eligible to score points in up to 19 sports.

Throughout the season, Texas showcased their excellence across several sports. The Longhorns won two NCAA Championships in Volleyball and Women's Outdoor Track and Field. They also achieved 10 top-five and 13 top-10 NCAA team finishes.

Plus...Texas secured 12 Big 12 Conference titles, including Soccer, Volleyball, Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving, Women's Basketball, and Baseball.

The Longhorns' success extended beyond individual sports. They maintained their position as the top-ranked institution in the Big 12 Conference for the ninth consecutive year in the Directors' Cup standings. In addition, Texas was the only Division I school to qualify all of its NCAA-eligible sports for their respective championships and have its Football team participate in a bowl game.

With a total of 1,306.50 points before Baseball's final point total, Texas finished behind Stanford's 1,339.00 points. Ohio State secured the third spot with 1,210.75 points. This marked the fifth consecutive top-five finish for the Longhorns in the Directors' Cup.

Texas' consistent success in recent years has been impressive. They have recorded a total of 23 top-10 finishes and 18 top-two finishes in the last three seasons. The Longhorns' dedication and outstanding performances across multiple sports is what puts Texas as one of the most accomplished athletic programs in the nation.

As the 2022-23 athletics year came to a close, the University of Texas celebrated its achievements, reflecting the hard work and determination of its athletes and coaches.

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