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The Florida women's program won its first Capital One Cup in 2013-14.

Thursday June 19, 2014Florida Women Win 2013-14 Capital One Cup

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The Florida women's program won its first Capital One Cup in 2013-14.

Two NCAA titles among a total of eight top-10 finishes in the 2013-14 season gives Florida its first women’s Capital One Cup. The Gators will be formally honored as the top women’s athletics program of 2013-14 at the ESPY Awards televised by ESPN on July 16, during which the Capital One Cup trophy will be presented.

Capital One Cup Winners

Women

 

Men

Year

Cup Winner

Points

 

Year

Cup Winner

Points

2014

Florida

152

 

2014

TBA

 

2013

North Carolina

140

 

2013

UCLA

92

2012

Stanford

152.5

 

2012

Florida

104

2011

Stanford

121

 

2011

Florida

93

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Florida is the first since the Capital One Cup was introduced for the 2010-11 season to claim the award in men’s and women’s competition. The Gator men’s program won the first two Capital One Cups in 2011 and 2012. For each win, Capital One contributes $200,000 to UF to support student-athlete scholarships.

How Florida Won

Eight sports contributed to Florida’s winning total of 152 points. Florida won NCAA team titles in gymnastics and softball. Top four finishes by the Gator indoor (T-3rd) and outdoor (4th) track & field teams and a sixth-place finish for swimming & diving in NCAA Championships competition boosted UF’s total. The Gators also received points for placing among the top 10 in the final sport polls for lacrosse (4th), tennis (5th) and soccer (10th).

Women’s Capital One Cup Final Standings

Rank

School

Points

1

Florida

152

2

UCLA

110

3

Stanford

106

4

Maryland

94

5

Texas A&M

89

6

Connecticut

80

6

Oregon

80

6

Texas

80

9

Penn State

72

10

North Carolina

68

Florida’s 2014 NCAA Championship Teams

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In the final standings, Florida was followed by second-place UCLA (110 points) and 2011 and 2012 Capital One Cup winner Stanford (106 points).

 

What They Are Saying:

“Every year the race for the Capital One Cup is filled with drama, and this season was no exception. Seeing the University of Florida climb back into the race with a national co-championship in gymnastics and then surge into the lead with an amazing Women’s College World Series championship run was unbelievable—something every student-athlete at Florida should be proud of.  An award like the Capital One Cup speaks volumes because it celebrates student-athletes across so many sports.”

 

Jennie Finch

Capital One Cup Advisory Board member

Olympic Gold Medalist

Former University of Arizona student-athlete and Women’s College World Series champion

 

“Congratulations to the University of Florida women’s athletics program on winning this year’s Capital One Cup. The Gators showed balance and power all year long, making for an exciting finish to the fourth season of the Capital One Cup as they were able to hold off serious challenges from powerhouse programs UCLA and Stanford. We’re looking forward to honoring Florida at the ESPY Awards next month.”

 

Marc Mentry

Capital One Senior Vice President

 

"This is a wonderful accomplishment by our women's athletics program, and we’d like to congratulate the female student-athletes, coaches and support staff that helped make this possible. As our Gator women join our former men’s athletics Capital One Cup champions, it is a credit to the unbelievable hard work and dedication of the University of Florida athletics community and the support of our fans.”

 

“Additionally, we would like to thank Capital One for its support of college athletics."

 

Jeremy Foley

University of Florida Athletics Director

 

About the Capital One Cup:

This is the fourth year of the Capital One Cup. Schools earn points based on their teams’ top-10 finishes in NCAA Division I championships and in final official coaches’ polls across 19 men’s and 20 women’s sports as they compete to win the Capital One Cup trophy and a combined $400,000 to fund scholarships for student athletes.

The Capital One Cup winners will be honored at the ESPY Awards in July. Capital One Cup Advisory Board members include Brandi Chastain, Rece Davis, Jennie Finch, Doug Flutie, Clark Kellogg, Barry Larkin and Lisa Leslie.

To view the current men’s standings and the final complete women’s standings, please visit CapitalOneCup.com.  Fans can join in on the conversation at Facebook.com/CapitalOneCup and Twitter.com/CapitalOneCup.

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