LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- After earning championships in four of the league's eight spring sports, the 2016-17 SCAC Presidents' Trophy will remain in San Antonio as Trinity University captured its sixth consecutive all-sports title. 

It is the program's conference-record 17th all-sports title. 

The Texas Tigers collected titles in men's and women's tennis, as well as women's golf and women's track and field, to assure that the 300-pound railroad bell signifying conference supremacy stays in San Antonio for another year.

For the 2016-17 season, Trinity won 10 of the league's 18 championships, adding to its men's and women's swimming and diving and women's basketball titles from the winter and its men's and women's soccer and volleyball titles from the fall.

Trinity finished with 547.5 points in this year's Presidents' Trophy race, 125 points clear of second-place Southwestern University. The Pirates, who finished with 422.5 points and posted the institution's highest finish in the all-sports trophy since the 2013-14 academic year, captured the men's golf championship this spring to add to its football championship from the fall season.

Texas Lutheran University moved up one place from the winter standings to finish third overall with 365 points. The Bulldogs earned spring championships in men's track and field and softball to go along with its men's basketball championship.

Colorado College slipped from third in the winter standings to fourth in the final rankings and finished with 297.5 points. The CC Tigers swept the men's and women's cross country championships during the fall. Austin College posted its best finish since 2012-13 by finishing fifth with 240 points. 

Rounding out the Presidents' Trophy standings, Schreiner University finished sixth with 200 points, Centenary College, who won its first-ever SCAC tournament title this spring with its championship in baseball, placed seventh with 167.5 points and the University of Dallas was eighth with 150 points.

2016-17 SCAC Presidents' Trophy - 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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1971-72 1972-73 1973-74 1974-75 1975-76 1976-77 1977-78 1978-79 1979-80
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