Cyclones in Top 25 nationally after fall campaign

The final fall standings for the 2015 Learfield Sports Director’s Cup have been released and Iowa State is tied for 24th (with Oklahoma State) nationally. The Cyclones and Cowboys are second-best among Big 12 schools, three spots behind Texas.

Baylor (44th), West Virginia (48th), TCU (71st), Kansas State (76th), Oklahoma (82nd), Texas Tech (95th) and Kansas (110th) round out the Big 12 roster.

ISU got 90 points from its women’s cross country team, which was the NCAA runner-up. Volleyball (50) and men’s cross country (27) also scored points.

Iowa State’s 167 points from the fall sports are tied for the second-most in school annals. In the 22-year history of the competition, ISU has ranked in the nation’s Top 25 after the fall season just four times (19th in 1996, 22nd in 2010 and 2012 and 24th this year).

Congratulations to head coaches Andrea Grove-McDonough (women’s cross country), Martin Smith (men’s cross country) and Christy Johnson-Lynch (volleyball) as well as their student-athletes for their Directors’ Cup contributions this fall.

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