DEPAUW WINS SIXTH CONSECUTIVE SCAC PRESIDENTS TROPHY
SUWANEE, Ga. - With spring championships
in softball, women's tennis and women's golf - in addition to
second-place finishes in men's tennis and women's track and field -
DePauw University earned a comfortable 105-point victory in the
race for the 2010-11 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
President's Trophy. In their final year in the SCAC, the Tigers
will leave having won six consecutive all-sports
|SCAC PRESIDENT'S TROPHY QUICK
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.
Birmingham-Southern is a provisional member of the SCAC and will not be eligible for conference championships, and therefore all-sports trophy points, until the 2011-2012 season.