LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- After winning three of the league's four winter championships, Trinity University has extended its lead in the race for the 2017-18 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Presidents' Trophy.

The Tigers picked up titles in men's and women's swimming and diving as well as women's basketball and have now won seven of the league's nine completed championships this academic year. Trinity earned championships in men's and women's cross country and men's and women's soccer in the fall.

Trinity has accumulated 317.5 points in Presidents Trophy scoring and currently owns a commanding 100-point lead over second-place Colorado College.

Colorado College moved up one place from the fall and now has 217.5 points on the heels of three top-three finishes during the winter season. The CC Tigers placed second in women's swimming and diving, third in men's swimming and diving and tied for third in women's basketball.

Southwestern University also improved one spot in the team standings and is third with 205 points. The Pirates posted three top-three winter sport finishes - coming in second in both men's swimming and diving and women's basketball and placing third in women's swimming and diving.

Texas Lutheran University slipped two places and is fourth with 160 points while Austin College remained in fifth and now has 147.5 points. Centenary College, on the heels of a second-place finish in men's basketball, improved two slots in the team standings and is sixth with 130 points. Schriener University, which won its first-ever SCAC men's basketball title, is seventh with 105 points and the University of Dallas slipped to eighth with 97.5 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


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