"The winter athletic season was full of excitement, culminated by Texas A&M’s first-ever women’s basketball national championship. The athletic programs that have experienced success across multiple sports in the fall and winter sports, such as Stanford and Notre Dame, are starting to rise to the top of the women’s Capital One Cup standings."
— Capital One Cup Advisory Board member and former NCAA basketball National Player of the Year Lisa Leslie on the latest Capital One Cup standings. Notre Dame, Stanford, and NCAA women's basketball national champion Texas A&M all helped themselves considerably by making the Final Four. But Stanford's Top 5 finishes in basketball, swimming, and diving, helped them open up a six point lead on 2nd Notre Dame and California, which won the swimming and diving championship.