TRINITY TAKES EARLY LEAD IN QUEST FOR SCAC PRESIDENTS TROPHY
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - Seeking its third
straight Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) President's
Trophy title, Trinity University took the early lead in that quest
following the completion of the 2013 fall sports season.
The Tigers picked up titles in five of the six fall sports that
the conference sponsors, including men's cross country, women's
cross country, men's soccer, women's soccer and volleyball.
Trinity currently owns a commanding 55 point lead (195 to 140
points) over second-place Southwestern University.
Texas Lutheran University, who picked up the only fall sports
title not won by Trinity - football - is in third place in its
inaugural season in the SCAC with 125 points.
Rounding out the team standings, Colorado College is fourth with
117.5 points, the University of Dallas is fifth with 82.5 points,
Austin College is sixth with 75 points, Centenary College is
seventh with 52.5 points and Schreiner University, also in its
inaugural season in the conference, is currently eighth with 47.5
2013-14 SCAC President's Trophy - Fall
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 "President's 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 President's 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
The system used for distributing President's 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.