TRINITY CAPTURES THIRD STRAIGHT SCAC PRESIDENTS
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
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
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
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
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.