LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- Seeking its fifth straight Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) Presidents' Trophy title, Trinity University took the early lead in that quest following the completion of the 2015 fall sports season.

The Tigers picked up titles in three of the six fall sports that the conference sponsors, including men's cross country, men's soccer and women's soccer. The title in men's cross country is the third in the last four years for Trinity while the men's soccer and women's soccer programs picked up their fourth and seventh straight championships, respectively. 

Trinity has accumulated 190 total points and currently owns a commanding 47.5 point lead over second-place Texas Lutheran University.

Texas Lutheran picked up its third straight confernece football championship and sits in second place after the fall sports season with 142.5 points. 

Colorado College won its second straight women's cross country title and is current in third place in the SCAC Presidents Trophy standings with 125 points. Southwestern University, which won the SCAC Volleyball Championship for the first time since 2009, is in fourth with 110 points.

Rounding out the final team standings, the University of Dallas is in fifth place with 90 points, Austin College is sixth with 77.5 points, Schreiner University follows in seventh with 75 points and Centenary College is eighth with 15 points.

2015-16 SCAC Presidents' Trophy - Fall Standings


The symbol of conference supremacy is the 300-pound railroad bell which was donated to the SCAC by the Norfolk and Western Railroad. This bell, the "Presidents' Trophy", is a rotating award and goes to the school with the best overall sports record for the year.

The bell has been a part of the conference since its inception in 1962. In fact, the first conference logo, when the league was known as the College Athletic Conference, has the image of the bell incorporated into it.

The Presidents' Trophy is displayed for one year on the campus of the school with the combined men's and women's athletics program that accumulates the highest points total in the all-sports race.

The system used for distributing Presidents' Trophy points was tweaked beginning with the 2010-11 academic year. Points will now be awarded from the bottom up, instead of the top down as had been the case. A last place finish in any particular sport is worth 5 points with points being awarded in five point increments for each place, up to first place.



SCAC Presidents' Trophy - Archived Year-by-Year Results
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