Just another great year in Westwood (emphasis added):
The UCLA athletic program enjoyed another outstanding year in 2007-08. The first program to win 100 NCAA team titles, UCLA got a great start on its second 100, capturing NCAA championships in women's water polo, women's tennis and men's golf.
UCLA placed second nationally in competition for the Directors' Cup, which is presented annually by the National Association of Collegiate Athletic Directors, USA Today and the U.S. Sports Academy, for the third straight season.
In the Directors' Cup competition, the Bruins scored 1,182 points for their second-place finish, earning points in 10 women's sports and eight men's sports. Stanford finished first and Michigan, Arizona State and Texas rounded out the Top Five. The final official standings and point totals will be announced on June 26.
UCLA also placed second in 2006-07 and 2005-06 and placed third in both 2004-05 and 2003-04. In the 15-year history of the Directors' Cup, UCLA and Stanford are the only two schools to finish in the Top Six every year. Overall, UCLA has finished second six times, third five times, fourth once, fifth twice and sixth once.
UCLA has won 17 NCAA team championships in the last six years, the most of any school in the country. Those 17 titles have been won by 11 different programs. UCLA teams have also placed second 13 times in that five-year span.
Congrats to all other champions.
For those who finished second (or reached the Final-4 for third straight year with a 3rd consecutive Pac-10 championship) we can't wait till the Fall. Plus there is that little sense of real excitement around our football program for the first time since Spring of 2001.
It's good to be a Bruin.