TRINITY WIDENS GAP IN RACE FOR 2013-14 SCAC PRESIDENTS
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - After winning
three of the four conference championship titles this winter,
Trinity University has widened its lead as the program attempts to
win its third consecutive Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
(SCAC) President's Trophy.
Over a three weekend stretch, the Tigers picked up winter
championships in men's and women's swimming & diving as well as
men's basketball to continue its dominance during the 2013-14
academic year. Added to the five conference titles that the
program won this fall, Trinity is now 8-for-10 in SCAC
championships this year.
In the race for the program's third consecutive President's Trophy
and 14th overall, Trinity has accumulated 330 team points and
currently owns a commanding 125-point lead over second-place
Southwestern University, who has 205 points.
Colorado College moved up one slot from the fall rankings to third
place in the team standings with 197.5 points. Texas Lutheran
University, despite picking up the only winter sports title not won
by Trinity (women's basketball), slipped to fourth place in its
inaugural season in the SCAC with 177.5 points.
Rounding out the team standings through the winter sports season,
the University of Dallas is fifth with 122.5 points while Centenary
College improved one slot from the fall rankings and is now sixth
with 120 points. Austin College swapped places with Centenary from
the fall and is seventh with 110 points and Schreiner University,
also in its inaugural season in the conference, is currently eighth
with 102.5 points.
2013-14 SCAC President's Trophy - Winter
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.