Tech ranks #3 in nation for athletic department efficiency
Louisiana Tech is ranked No. 3 in the country in the Excellence in Management Cup, which recognizes the most efficient athletic departments in the country.
This awards athletic departments that win the most conference and national championships, while at the same time have the lowest expenses.
“This ranking is a tribute to the attitude and effort of all of our coaches and departmental staff,” said Tech Athletic Director and head football coach Derek Dooley. “Although it is a great example of our department’s ability to do more with less, the ranking is even a greater indication for what will be accomplished with continued investments in our programs.”
The award is presented by Texas A & M’s Laboratory for the Study of Intercollegiate Athletics (LSIA).
During the 2008-09 academic year, LA Tech won a school-record three conference championships, which is its most since joining the Western Athletic Conference in 2001. Tech teams captured the WAC title in women’s basketball, women’s indoor track and women’s outdoor track while baseball and football finished second in the league.
Utah State was crowned the national champion of the Excellence in Management Cup while Kent State, LA Tech, Akron and BYU rounded out the top five. Oregon was the top rated BCS program as it was ranked No. 11.
The scores are calculated in formula that accounts for total athletic department spending, number of sports played, and the number of conference and national championships won by each Division I (FBS) university.
For a complete list of results and additional information of the Excellence in Management Cup results, please visit the Laboratory for the Study of Intercollegiate Athletics at http://lsia.tamu.edu.
Written by Malcolm Butler