June 30, 2014
STORRS, Conn. - The University of Connecticut finished among the top schools in the country in the final standings for the Capital One Cup as the Huskies were sixth in the women's standings and seventh on the men's side.
The Capital One Cup competition is based on top-10 finishes in a combination of NCAA championships and final polls and recognizes the top-achieving programs in college athletics.
UConn was just one of four schools nationally, joining Oregon, Florida and Maryland, to finish in the top 10 of both the men's and women's standings.
"I am very proud of the accomplishments of our Husky teams this past year," said UConn Director of Athletics Warde Manuel. "I am thankful for all the hard work and dedication of our student-athletes and coaching staffs. The results of the Capital One Cup are another example that UConn continues to be of the elite athletic programs in the country."
The Huskies received points on the men's side from the sports of basketball and soccer. The UConn men's basketball team won the 2014 NCAA Championship and became the first seven-seed in the history of the tournament to win the event. In men's soccer, the Huskies advanced to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Championship for the third-straight year.
The UConn basketball and field hockey teams both won NCAA Championship to earn points in the women's standings. Along with the men's basketball championship, UConn won three NCAA titles during the 2013-14 academic year - the first time that has happened in school history. The national title was the ninth for the Husky women's basketball program and the third by the field hockey team.
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