LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- After taking three of the league's four winter championships, Trinity University increased its lead in the battle for the 2016-17 SCAC Presidents' Trophy. 

The Texas Tigers collected titles in men's and women's swimming & diving, as well as women's basketball and sit at 317.5 total points following the winter sports season. Trinity has now won six of the league's 10 completed championships, adding to its men's and women's soccer and volleyball titles from the fall.

Southwestern Univerity moved up one place from the fall standings and has 232.5 points. Colorado College slipped from second to third and has 222.5 points and Texas Lutheran, which won the men's basketball title, remains in fourth with 205 points. Austin College remains in fifth place with 160 points.

Rounding out the Presidents' Trophy standings, Schreiner University and Centenary College both moved up one slot from the fall and sit in sixth and seventh place with 105 and 100 points, respectively. The University of Dallas drops from sixth to eighth after the winter sports season with 97.5 points.

2016-17 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