AUSTIN, Texas — The University of Texas women’s athletics program finished fourth in the final 2012-13 Capital One Cup, which is awarded to the best men’s and women’s Division I athletics programs in the country.
North Carolina won the annual cup in the women’s category with 140 points, followed by Stanford (129.5 points) and Oregon (112 points). Texas placed fourth with 92 points, while Penn State (89 points) rounded out the top five.
Schools earn points based on their teams’ top-10 finishes in NCAA Division I championships and in final official coaches’ polls across 20 women’s and 19 men’s sports, as they compete to win the Capital One Cup trophy and a combined $400,000 in scholarships for student-athletes.
UT earned its points by winning the NCAA Championship in volleyball (ranked No. 1 in the final AVCA Division I Top 25 poll). The Longhorns also placed third in softball in the final USA Today/NFCA Division I Softball poll and recorded a ninth-place team finish in swimming and diving at the NCAA Championship meet.
Top 10 Schools in the 2012-13 Capitol One Cup Final Women’s Standings
North Carolina__________________ 140
Penn State______________________ 89