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Tar Heels lead Directors' Cup standings

News ServicesDecember 14, 2012 

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December 2, 2012_San Diego, California_USA_| University North Carolina players hold up the trophy as they celebrate after beating Penn State 4-1 to win the NCAA Women's College Cup final at University San Diego in San Diego on Sunday .|_Mandatory Photo Credit: Photo by Hayne Palmour IV/U-T

HAYNE PALMOUR IV — U-T San Diego

North Carolina leads the Division I Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings after capturing six NCAA Championships.

Carolina won the women’s soccer national title, finished second in field hockey, fifth in men’s soccer and 32nd in cross country to boast a total of 292.00 points.

The Tar Heels averaged a sixth-place finish in the 19 years that NACDA has sponsored the competition. UNC won the inaugural competition in 1994 and has finished second four times. Carolina placed in the Top 10 four consecutive seasons, including last year’s eighth place finish.

Duke: The Blue Devils sit 14th in the fall Directors’ Cup Standings released by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics.

Duke improved its point total with an NCAA quarterfinal appearance by its nationally ranked women’s soccer team. That showing garnered the Blue Devils 73 points.

Football

N.C. State: Quarterback Mike Glennon has accepted an invitation to play in the 2013 Senior Bowl. The annual showcase of the top draft eligible players is set to be played at 3 p.m. on Jan. 26 at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala. It will be televised by the NFL Network.

“I am excited about the opportunity to play in the most prestigious college all-state game,” said Glennon. “Getting an invite to the game was a goal of mine, and I look forward to the week down in Mobile being coached by NFL coaches.”

Baseball

N.C. State: Carlos Rodon and Trea Turner earned spots on the NCBWA 2013 Preseason All-American team.

Rodon landed on the first team following his undefeated freshman campaign. The Holly Springs native finished with a 1.57 ERA, the fourth best in the nation and tops in the ACC over 114.2 innings.

Turner managed a second-team mention at third base after hitting .336 and leading the nation with 57 stolen bases in 2012.

North Carolina: Junior left-handed pitcher Kent Emanuel was named to the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Preseason All-America Second Team this week.

Emanuel posted an 8-4 record with a 1.96 ERA a year ago as Carolina’s Friday night starter. The Woodstock, Ga., native made 17 appearances.

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