LSU finished No. 24 in the 2013-14 Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup Division I Final Standings announced Friday by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics.

The Tigers accumulated 833.75 points. Stanford won with 1,482 points with Florida in second as the top-rated SEC team with 1,216.50.

Texas A&M was the other SEC team in the top 10 with 1,022 points.

LSU received 50 points each for its finish in baseball and softball, 25 points in women’s tennis and 15 points in women’s golf. The Tigers’ third-place finish in men’s golf earned 82.5 points, while a fourth place men’s track and field finish earned 77.5 points, with the Lady Tigers in track and field earning 73.5 points for the team’s sixth place finish.

LSU earned 111.50 points in the fall sports, 348.75 in the winter sports and 373.50 in the spring.


TEAM USA TIED WITH EUROPE: In Surrey, England, after dropping a 4&2 decision to Scotland’s James Ross in his singles match Friday, LSU’s Stewart Jolly will look to help the United States retain the Palmer Cup in Saturday’s finale at Walton Heath Golf Club.

The teams are tied at 10.

Ross gave the Europeans their second victory of the day as he beat Jolly in the sixth of 10 singles matches.

Jolly will face Central Florida’s Ricardo Gouveia (Portugal) in the ninth singles match scheduled to tee off at 4:20 a.m. CDT Saturday.

Track and field

TRACEY RUNS PERSONAL BEST: LSU’s Nikita Tracey fired out to a fast start in Thursday’s opener at the Jamaican National Senior Track & Field Championships in Kingston, Jamaica, and raced to a personal-best time of 55.99 seconds in a runner-up finish in her semifinal heat in the 400-meter hurdles.

Tracey emerged as the third-fastest qualifier in the field as she finished runner-up to former Lady Tigers national champion Nickiesha Wilson (55.90) in the second of two semifinal heats.