The following is a press release courtesy of Iowa State athletics communications.
AMES, Iowa – For only the second time in its history, the Iowa State Athletics Department finished in the Top 40 of the nation’s most-successful athletics departments from a competitive standpoint.
The 2014 Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup final tally has the Cyclones in 38th place with 585.75 points. The school’s all-time best finish is 34th in 2010.
Iowa State had the fifth-best finish among Big 12 schools and tops in the state of Iowa.
The school earned 160 points in the spring season, which equaled its all-time record. The women’s track & field (60), women’s golf (51) and men’s golf (49) accounted for the spring points. ISU had averaged only 46 points in the spring season previously.
Iowa State also earned points from wrestling (64.5), men’s basketball (64), women’s cross country (63), gymnastics (59.25), women’s indoor track & field (51.5), men’s indoor track & field (46.5), men’s cross country (27), women’s basketball (25) and volleyball (25).
2013-14 Season By The Numbers
15 Big 12 Individual Champions
4 Big 12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year winners, the most in the league for the second consecutive year
2 Academic All-Americans
2 Individual National Champions