LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - Seeking its fourth straight Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) Presidents' Trophy title, Trinity University took the early lead in that quest following the completion of the 2014 fall sports season.

The Tigers picked up titles in three of the six fall sports that the conference sponsors, including men's soccer, women's soccer and volleyball.

The championship in women's soccer is the program's sixth straight and 19th overall SCAC title. Trinity now has 17 championships in both men's soccer and volleyball.  

In other fall championship action, Colorado College swept both the men's and women's cross country title. It was the school's fifth men's cross country title and first since 2011. For the women, it was the program's first-ever conference championship.

In football, Texas Lutheran University clinched its second consecutive SCAC title on Saturday with a 41-14 over Southwestern. The Bulldogs are a perfect 6-0 in conference play since joining the SCAC prior to the 2013 season.

As for the Presidents' Trophy standings, Trinity currently owns a commanding 52.5 point lead (200 to 147.5 points) over second-place Texas Lutheran. Colorado College is in third with 145 points.

Rounding out the fall team standings, the University of Dallas is in fourth place with 125 points, Southwestern University is fifth with 110 points and Austin College is sixth with 95 points. Schreiner University is in seventh place with 60 points and Centenary College follows with 27.5 points.

2014-15 SCAC President's Trophy - Fall 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 "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
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