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Texas finishes 7th in Learfield Director’s Cup

The Longhorns took first place in the Big 12 and the state of Texas.

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The Texas Longhorns took home seventh place in the final Division I Learfield Director’s Cup for the 2016-17 season.

While it’s not a title, UT finished first in both the Big 12 and the state of Texas after recording one national title and eight top-10 finishes across all sports.

The ‘Horns finished in the top 10 overall for a fourth straight season and for the fifth time in the last six seasons, according to a release from the university. Texas has never won the competition, however, finishing runner-up three times.

Here’s a look at the final standings:

The National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and USA Today developed the Director’s Cup back in the 1990s, with points awarded based on each university’s finish in up to 20 sports — 10 women’s and 10 men’s.

The Stanford Cardinal won the cup this year with 1,563 points. Texas earned 1,067.75 points in its seventh-place effort.

The Longhorns earned one national title in 2016-17 (men's swimming and diving) along with top-10 finishes in volleyball, rowing, women’s swimming and diving, men’s tennis, women’s outdoor track and field, men’s indoor track and field, and women’s basketball.

Points were also earned by the men’s golf team, women’s golf, women’s tennis, softball, baseball, women’s indoor track and field, men’s outdoor track and field, and men’s cross country.