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Cardinals Won 10 BIG EAST Championships in 2011-12

Louisville has captured 50 league titles since joining the BIG EAST in 2005-06.
Louisville has captured 50 league titles since joining the BIG EAST in 2005-06.

May 29, 2012


BIG EAST CHAMPIONS

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - When the University of Louisville tied for the BIG EAST Conference regular season baseball championship on May 19, it marked the 10th league title the Cardinals won during the 2011-12 season.

UofL's 10 league titles is a school record, surpassing the nine championships won by the Cardinals during the 2008-09 season.

Louisville claimed five regular season BIG EAST championships: baseball (co-champions), football (co-champs), women's soccer (north division), softball and volleyball. The Cardinals won five tournament or post-season titles: men's basketball, softball, women's swimming and diving, men's tennis, and women's track and field.

In the Cardinals' seven seasons in the BIG EAST Conference, UofL has won 50 league titles. That figure is second to Notre Dame's 64 championships and 14 more than Connecticut's third-place total of 36 during the seven-year period. Seven of the league's 16 schools have achieved double-digit championships in that time.

Louisville's overall athletics success ranks among the nation's elite as well. The Cardinals currently are tied for 10th in the Capital One Cup men's standings and finished 19th in the final winter Division I Learfield Sports Directors' Cup standings.

LOUISVILLE'S BIG EAST SUCCESS
BIG EAST Championships
2011-12 Season
(includes ties for regular season titles)
School Total
1. LOUISVILLE 10
2. Notre Dame 8
3. Syracuse 4
4. St. John's 3
     West Virginia 3
6. Cincinnati 2
     Connecticut 2
     USF 2
     Marquette 2
     Villanova 2
11. Georgetown 1
      Loyola (Md.) * 1
13. DePaul 0
      Pittsburgh 0
      Providence 0
      Rutgers 0
      Seton Hall 0
* women's lacrosse league member
 
BIG EAST Championships
All Sports, Last Seven Years

(Since 2005-06, when UofL joined the league; includes ties for regular-season titles; through 2011-12 season)
School Total
1. Notre Dame 64
2. LOUISVILLE 50
3. Connecticut 36
4. Syracuse 21
5. West Virginia 14
6. Georgetown 13
     St. John's 13
8. Villanova 8
9. Cincinnati 7
     USF 7
11. DePaul 5
     Marquette 5
13. Pittsburgh 3
      Providence 3
      Rutgers 3
16. Loyola (Md.) * 2
17. Seton Hall 1
* women's lacrosse league member