TRINITY TAKES EARLY LEAD FOR 2017-18 PRESIDENTS' TROPHY

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- After winning four of the league's five fall championships, Trinity University holds a healthy lead in the race for the 2017-18 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Presidents' Trophy.

The Tigers picked up titles in men's cross country, women's cross country, men's soccer and women's soccer and finished second in volleyball in accumulating 180 total points.

Trinity currently own a commanding 57.5-point lead over second-place Texas Lutheran University.

Texas Lutheran, which earned a second-place finish in women's soccer and placed third in both men's and women's cross country, has 122.5 points. Colorado College is in third place with 117.5 points. The CC Tigers picked up the only fall championship not won by Trinity with a team victory in women's volleyball.

Rounding out the fall stadings, Southwestern University is fourth with 105 points, Austin College is fifth with 90 points, the University of Dallas is sixth with 75 points, Schreiner University is seventh with 47.5 points and Centenary College is eighth with 42.5 points. 

Trinity is seeking its seventh straight SCAC Presidents' Trophy title, which would equal the longest consecutive win streak by one institution in the 56-year history of the award. Trinity won seven straight all-sports trophies from 1993-94 through 1999-00. 

2017-18 SCAC Presidents' Trophy - Standings


SCAC PRESIDENT'S TROPHY QUICK FACTS

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
1962-63 1963-64 1964-65 1965-66 1966-67 1967-68 1968-69 1969-70 1970-71
1971-72 1972-73 1973-74 1974-75 1975-76 1976-77 1977-78 1978-79 1979-80
1980-81 1981-82 1982-83 1983-84 1984-85 1985-86 1986-87 1987-88 1988-89
1989-90 1990-91 1991-92 1992-93 1993-94 1994-95 1995-96 1996-97 1997-98
1998-99 1999-00 2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07
2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16
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