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June 23, 1997

Virginia Wins All Sport Survey

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The University of Virginia won the 19th annual Virginia Sports Information Director's Association (VaSID) state survey of Division I intercollegiate athletic programs. Virginia had a winning percentage of .642 (243-134-5) in it's Division I intercollegiate athletic contests in 1996-97.

The survey began in 1978-79 and includes only those sports with NCAA sponsored championships. This is Virginia's sixth overall title after winning five in a row between 1988-89 and 1992-93.

The Cavaliers led all 12 Division I school's in men's winning percentage at .630 (115-67-3) and led all 11 Division I school's in women's winning percentage at .655 (128-67-2).

Virginia had teams and individuals representing 19 sports participate in postseason competition during the 1996-97 academic year. The rowing squad captured a regional title and placed fourth at the NCAA championships. The field hockey, and men's and women's lacrosse teams all reached the NCAA quarterfinals.

James Madison University placed second in both the overall competition, with a winning percentage of .615 (220-137-4), and the women's competition, with a winning percentage of .639 (121-68-2). William and Mary finished second in the men's competition with a winning percentage of .623 (101-61-1).

OVERALL STANDINGS                 MEN'S STANDINGS                 WOMEN'S STANDINGS
1.   UVA    243-134-5 .642        1.   UVA   115-67-3  .630       1.  UVA   128-67-2  .655
2.   JMU    220-137-4 .615        2.   W&M   101-61-1  .623       2.  JMU   121-68-2  .639
3.   ODU    176-114-2 .606        3.   VCU    79-48-4  .618       3.  ODU    83-50-2  .622
4.   W&M    189-138-1 .578        4.   VT    112-75-0  .599       4.  LIB    84-56-0  .600
5.   LIB    161-118-2 .577        5.   ODU    93-64-0  .592       5.  GMU    89-61-2  .592
6.   GMU    172-138-5 .554        6.   JMU    99-69-2  .588       6.  W&M    88-77-0  .533
7.   VT     204-174-1 .540        7.   LIB    77-62-2  .553       7.  UR     57-58-2  .496
8.   UR     141-147-5 .490        8.   HU     32-39-0  .525       8.  VT     92-99-1  .482
9.   VCU    121-129-4 .484        9.   GMU    83-77-3  .518       9.  RAD    69-106-2 .395                                                       
10.  RAD    139-173-3 .446        10.  RAD    70-67-1  .511       10. HU     44-74-0  .373
11.  HU      76-103-0 .425        11.  UR     84-89-3  .486       11. VCU    42-81-0  .341
12.  VMI     59-109-0 .331        12.  VMI    54-109-0 .331

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