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Saturday, July 3, 2021

College Cup and Holiday Weekend -- SATURDAY CARDINAL COUPLE

Louisville Places 40th in Final Standings

With the conclusion of the Baseball College World Series, the Director's Cup final standings have been released. The big winner was the University of Texas, who took the top spot of the 293 schools with 1252 points. They beat second place Stanford by just under 60 points. Louisville's final score was locked in when they failed to make the CWS, but their spot in the standings wasn't set. The program collectively finished tied for 40th with California at 532.75 points.

The University's press release states that it is the 11th straight season for Louisville finishing in the top-40, but the only time they finished outside of the top-40 since 2006-07 was a tie for 41st in the 2009-10 athletic year. Prior to 2004-05, Louisville finished in the top-100 only once when they came in 97th in 1993-94, the first year of the competition.

In last year's Cup, Louisville finished in the top-10, coming in 8th in a year that scored only the fall sports. In this year's competition, Louisville Field Hockey scored the most points for the program with 83, finishing third in their sport's season. Women's basketball hauled the third most points for the school at 73. Louisville's best spring finisher was women's golf. They netted 35.5 points.  Louisville will attempt to finish better in the 2021-22 year that begins in just over a month.

July 4th Weekend

After last night, we're officially in the most dangerous holiday season in the country. Boating, late nights, fireworks, and drinking can, and do, lead to disaster across the country. As you celebrate the long weekend, we encourage you to stay safe. Enjoy the weekend and check out all of the Louisville alum in the WNBA and NWSL games this weekend!

Cardinal Couple Radio Hour Podcast

Speaking of the Fourth of July, I'm off to the annual Madison Regatta to watch boats go fast on the Ohio River. Hopefully that explains my short article this week (plus the complete lack of news out there). The show will go on, though, as the rest of the gang brings you the joy and excitement of Louisville women's athletics.

Jeff and I are working on improving some things behind the scenes to make the show better going forward, and that may begin this week. Tune in to the Cardinal Couple YouTube Channel at 11AM for the live show or check out the recording following the show. I'll have the podcast up a bit later this week, but it will be there!

Until next time, Go Cards!

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