RICHMOND, Va. – There are 270-plus student-athletes that put on VCU uniforms during the 2012-13 athletic year. That group put in countless hours of dedication and hard work both on and off the field.
The results were evident as VCU finished with the highest overall winning percentage in the Commonwealth of Virginia with a combined record of 170-87-10 (.655). It’s only the second time in school history that the Rams finished tops in the state.
"Our student-athletes and coaches are some of the hardest working people you'll meet and their collective success this year is a tremendous accomplishment,” Director of Athletics Ed McLaughlin said. “VCU Athletics is at an all-time high and it's because of the dedication of our student-athletes, our coaches, our incredibly loyal fans, our staff, the university community and so many more. We can't wait to reach for even greater heights."
VCU’s claim of the top spot ends a six-year run by the Cavaliers, who were the only other program in the state to post a winning percentage of higher than .600.
Along with the Rams’ success in the win column, VCU had six NCAA postseason appearances, including two All-Americans with VCU Track and Field’s Jaleesa Williams and Kiara Porter earning the distinguish honors.
Another first happened this year with three different programs earning Top-25 rankings throughout the season with men’s soccer, men’s basketball and men’s tennis all being recognized.
Five different programs reached the Atlantic 10 Championship games, including the men’s and women’s tennis teams taking home the A-10 titles.