The UCLA men's athletics program will be recognized at the ESPYs tonight for winning the school's first ever Capital One Cup. UCLA Baseball's Cody Regis will serve as the men's representative at the award ceremony.
The Bruin men finished the year with 92 points in the Capital One Cup standings, ahead of second-place Indiana and Texas A&M (88 points), fourth-place Florida (86), and fifth-place Duke (82).
UCLA secured a spot on the Capital One Cup leaderboard at the start of the fall season with a runner-up finish at the NCAA water polo championship and then went on to earn points toward the Cup with strong performances in tennis (runner-up finish) and volleyball (ranked No. 4 in the final coaches' poll). After winning its first NCAA Championship in program history this past June, the UCLA Baseball team earned 60 points for the school to win the cup.
By winning the Capital One Cup, UCLA will be awarded $200,000 toward student-athlete scholarships. The University of North Carolina women's athletics program also won the Capital One Cup and will join UCLA at the ESPY Awards tonight, where both schools will be formally honored.
Schools earn points based on their teams' top-10 finishes in NCAA Division I championships and in final official coaches' polls across 20 women's and 19 men's sports as they compete to win the Capital One Cup trophy and a combined $400,000 in scholarships for student-athletes.