TRINITY RETAINS SCAC PRESIDENTS' TROPHY; FOURTH STRAIGHT ALL-SPORTS AWARD FOR THE TIGERS

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- After earning five of the eight spring sport championships contested on the final week of the 2014-15 academic year, Trinity University cruised to its fourth consecutive Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Presidents' Trophy. It is the program's 15th all-sports title.

The Texas Tigers punctuated the 2014-15 sports season with victories in men's tennis, women's tennis, men's track & field, women's track & field and baseball to finish with 535 total points.

Trinity won 10 of the 18 championships that the SCAC sponsors - the eighth time in league history that one institution has won 10 or more team titles during one academic year. Trinity owns seven of those eight performances as the Tigers won 10 team championships in 1998-99, 2002-03 and 2003-04; 11 team championships in 2004-05; 13 team championships in 2013-14 and a SCAC Presidents' Trophy record 15 in 2012-13. DePauw University, with 10 team championships in 2005-06, is the only program other than Trinity to accomplish the feat.

In addition to the spring championships, Trinity also won championships in men's soccer, women's soccer, volleyball, men's swimming & diving and women's swimming & diving.

After finishing in third place in its inaugural year in the conference, Texas Lutheran University improved to a second place finish in 2014-15 with 385 points. During the 2014-15 academic year, the Bulldogs won team championships in football, men's basketball and softball. Southwestern Univrsity finished in third with 372.5 points. The Pirates claimed the women's basketball title - the program's 20th SCAC championships since entering the league prior to the 1994-95 academic year. Colorado College was fourth with 282.5 points. The Tigers swept the men's and women's cross country titles back in the fall. Schreiner University placed fifth for the second straight year - sweeping the men's and women's golf championships this spring. 

Rounding out the final team standings, the University of Dallas finished in sixth place with 205 points, Austin College finished in seventh place with 175 points and Centenary College finished eighth with 162.5 points.

Six of the league's eight schools won or shared a regular season or tournament title this year.

2014-15 SCAC Presidents' Trophy - Final Standings


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 "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