March 10, 2014

TRINITY WIDENS GAP IN RACE FOR 2013-14 SCAC PRESIDENTS TROPHY

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 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 "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
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      
School Conf Overall
Trinity (Tex.) 16-2 30-7
Texas Lutheran 11-7 25-15
Centenary (La.) 11-7 18-19
Southwestern (Tex.) 10-8 13-26
Dallas 7-11 17-22
Schreiner 6-12 15-25
Austin 2-16 5-31
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