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Stanford Men’s Athletics to receive the Capital One trophy during USC Game

A national championship in soccer, along with 6 top-10 finishes helped the Cardinal men clinch the Capital One Cup trophy 

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Stanford University will be presented with the Capital One Cup® trophy and a $200,000 scholarship check during two official on-campus celebrations of the 2015-16 Capital One Cup championship earned by the men’s athletics program. The first ceremony will be held during the Men’s soccer game against Harvard tonight at 8pm. The Second will during the football game against USC.

The Cardinal men’s program earned 126 points in the Capital One Cup thanks to their NCAA Men’s College Cup championship for soccer, along with six additional top-10 finishes throughout the athletic season in cross country, football, water polo, gymnastics, indoor track and field and volleyball.

The Capital One Cup is awarded annually to the best men's and women's Division I athletics programs for their cumulative on-field performance across multiple sports. Despite dominating the Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup for several decades this is the first Capital One Cup win for Stanford men’s athletics, and the fourth trophy to be awarded to a Stanford athletics program overall – last year, the Stanford women brought home their third Capital One Cup trophy.