CLEVELAND – North Carolina’s eighth place finish in the Learfield Sports Director’s Cup is the highest finish among ACC schools—a feet which Carolina has accomplished for the 15th time in 20 years. It is also the second year in a row in which the Tar Heels have finished in eighth.

The Directors’ Cup measures each school’s performance in NCAA post-season competition.

The Tar Heels got a big boost from their women’s soccer and women’s lacrosse programs which each got 100 points for their national championships.

UNC Field Hockey finished the season second for 90 points, baseball finished third for 83 points, men’s soccer and women’s tennis both finished fifth for 73 points, and men’s lacrosse got a fifth-place finish for 60 points.

Stanford once again took the Cup for the 19th-straight time. However, second-place Florida was only 16.5 points behind.