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Flames post second-best finish in Director's Cup

July 3, 2012 : Liberty University Athletics

Under the direction of Director of Athletics Jeff Barber, Liberty University Athletics finished No. 95 in the final 2011-12 Learfield Sports Directors Cup standings, the second-best finish in school history.

For just the second time in Liberty University Athletics history, Liberty finished inside the Top 100 in the final Division I Learfield Sports Director's Cup standings.

Liberty finished No. 95 in the final standings compiled by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of America (NACDA) for the 2011-12 academic year.

The results marked the fourth year in a row Liberty has bettered its standings in the Division I Learfield Sports Director's Cup rankings.

Liberty's 2011-12 Director's Cup standings were bolstered by the Athletics Department's first-ever Top 10 NCAA Championship finish. The Flames' golf program finished in 10th place at the 2012 NCAA Men's Golf National Championship at the Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif., earning Liberty a total of 67.5 Director's Cup points.

The Learfield Sports Director's Cup, now in its 19th year of existence, was developed as a joint effort between NACDA and the USA Today. Points are awarded based on each Division I institution's finish in up to 20 sports – 10 women's and 10 men's.