SAN JOSE, Calif. - Behind baseball and women's soccer Mountain West championships, women's golf earning a top-16 finish at the NCAA Championships and Emilia Sjostrand becoming the first women's track and field athlete to garner NCAA Indoor All-American honors, San José State recorded its highest finish in the LEARFIELD Directors' Cup standings in nearly 30 years with 176.30 points to finish 100th. That performance ranks second all-time, behind a 71st-place finish in 1995-96 (184.50 points).
"It's been one of the greatest years in athletics' history, and that is reflected in the latest LEARFIELD Directors' Cup standings," said Director of Athletics Jeff Konya. "These standings do not factor in the postseason appearances by men's basketball and softball, as well as championship game appearances by men's soccer and women's volleyball. Kudos to our student-athletes and staff for all their hard work and dedication."
The Spartans were the fourth-best out of the Mountain West, behind No. 66 Air Force (350.00), No. 74 New Mexico (275.55) and No. 86 San Diego State (213.00) courtesy of the Aztecs NCAA runner-up finish in men's basketball. Finishing behind SJSU this year were No. 112 UNLV (162.10), No. 117 Colorado State (156.00), No. 125 Boise State (140.50), No. 144 Utah State (123.00), No. 156 Fresno State (110.00), No. 190 Nevada (76.00) and No. 240 Wyoming (48.00).
- Emilia Sjostrand became the first women's track and field All-American, doing so in the triple jump (indoor and outdoor) and long jump (outdoor)
- Women's Soccer won the Mountain West regular season and tournament championships for the first time in program history
- Lucia Lopez Ortega shot 9-under to post a NCAA runner-up finish for the Spartans; SJSU finished 16th at the national championships
- Baseball won its first Mountain West regular season and tournament titles
- Football made a bowl game for the second time in three seasons; SJSU was 1-of-31 schools in the country to make NCAA postseason in football and baseball
- Women's Volleyball set a program-best with 14 wins en route to their first Mountain West championship game appearance
- Men's Basketball matched a school record with 21 wins and won its first MW tournament game, defeating NCAA tournament participant Nevada in the quarterfinals; The Spartans defeated Southern Indiana in the quarterfinals of the CBI postseason tournament
- Softball defeated top-seeded Boise State twice to make its first Mountain West championship game
- Women's Gymnastics had four individuals qualify for the NCAA Los Angeles Regional
- Men's Soccer made the WAC title game and fell to host California Baptist in penalty kicks
- Caleb Shetler qualified for the NCAA Men's Golf Regional that SJSU hosted at the Institute in Morgan Hill, Calif.
- Men's and Women's Track and Field teams recorded the program's highest finishes at the Mountain West Outdoor Championships