Waves Place Second in I-AAA All-Sports Standings

July 13, 2017

MALIBU, California – The Pepperdine University Athletics Department finished second overall in the national competition for the 2016-17 Division I-AAA Athletics Director Association All-Sports trophy, the seventh time in the last 13 years that the Waves have placed in the top three.

Division I-AAA consists of the nearly 100 Division I institutions that do not sponsor football.

Pepperdine won the All-Sports trophy in 2004-05, 2005-06 and 2011-12 and previously finished second in 2007-08. Denver came in first place for the fifth consecutive year.

The Waves also captured three All-Sports Trophies in 2016-17 for having teams that recorded the best NCAA postseason finish among Division I-AAA programs: men’s golf, women’s golf and women’s tennis.

Scoring is measured by the final Learfield Director’s Cup standings, which is managed by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA). The Waves finished in 70th place overall, their best result since 2012, and nearly 300 Division I schools earned a spot on the list. Points are awarded for how far teams progress in the various NCAA Tournaments. Pepperdine teams that scored points this year were women’s soccer, men’s and women’s golf, women’s beach volleyball and women’s tennis.

Additionally, the Waves finished in 42nd place in the Capital One Cup’s final women’s standings, up from 49th the year before. The Capital One Cup also measures postseason and rankings success.

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