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FSU Athletics Finishes Ninth in 2017-18 Directors Cup

Maury Neipris/FSU athletics

A productive year in Florida State athletics has resulted in a top-10 finish in the Learfield Directors’ Cup, which calculates which athletic departments had the best year across the sports spectrum.

FSU finished ninth overall for the 2017-18 year in between No. 8 Georgia and No. 10 Texas A&M. For the 24th straight year, Stanford won the Directors Cup.

The 2017-18 ended with FSU claiming its first softball national championship. The Seminoles were national runners-up in beach volleyball and quarterfinalists in both men’s basketball and women’s tennis.

In addition to the softball national championship, FSU claimed an ACC crown in the sport and in four others. FSU boasted conference titles in men’s and women’s indoor track and field, men’s outdoor track and field and baseball. The beach volleyball team took the CCSA title.

Behind the Cardinal were UCLA, Florida, USC and Texas, respectively. Michigan finished sixth and Ohio State seventh.

The No. 9 finish for the Seminoles is their highest since finishing fifth during the 2011-12 athletic year. Florida State finished highest among ACC schools.

Mike Ferguson is the editor of The Daily Nole. Follow Mike on Twitter @MikeWFerguson

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