May 7, 2014

TRINITY CAPTURES THIRD STRAIGHT SCAC PRESIDENTS TROPHY

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - By the largest margin in the 52-year history of the award, Trinity University earned its third consecutive Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Presidents' Trophy following the completion of the 2013-14 conference championships season this past weekend. It is the program's 14th all-sports title - which also represents a conference record.

The Texas Tigers punctuated their historic campaign with spring sports victories in women's golf, men's and women's tennis, men's track & field and baseball to finish with 555 total points, 195 points ahead of second-place Southwestern University, which finished with 360 points.

Trinity won 13 of the 19 championships that the SCAC sponsors - the second-most championships won by a program in a single academic year in conference history. The Tigers earned 15 conference titles in 2012-13.

Texas Lutheran University, in its inaugural year in the SCAC, finished in third place in the Presidents Trophy standings with 322.5 points. The Bulldogs won their third and fourth conference titles of the 2013-14 academic year this past weekend with championships in the spring sports of softball and women's track and field.

Colorado College, anchored by the school's second-straight men's lacrosse title, finished in fourth place in the Presidents Trophy standings with 277.5 points.

Schreiner University, also in its first season in the SCAC, made the biggest move in the final Presidents Trophy standings. Sitting in eighth place following the winter sports season, the Mountaineers leaped all the way to fifth to finish with 217.5 points. Schreiner captured the school's first SCAC title this spring in men's golf. 

Rounding out the final team standings, Centenary College finished sixth with 190 points, the University of Dallas slipped from fifth to seventh with 177.5 points and Austin College, which was in seventh place following the winter sports season, finished in eighth with 160 points.

2013-14 SCAC President's Trophy - Final 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 "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 race.

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.

 

SCAC President's 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      
School Conf Overall
Trinity (Tex.) 16-2 33-10
Texas Lutheran 11-7 27-17
Centenary (La.) 11-7 19-22
Southwestern (Tex.) 10-8 14-28
Dallas 7-11 17-22
Schreiner 6-12 15-25
Austin 2-16 6-33
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