TRINITY COMPLETES HISTORIC 2012-13 CAMPAIGN; CAPTURES SECOND
STRAIGHT SCAC PRESIDENTS TROPHY
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - Trinity University,
with a conference record 15 team championships during the 2012-13
academic year, earned its second consecutive SCAC President's
Trophy. It is the program's 13th all-sports title - which also
represents a conference record.
The Texas Tigers punctuated their historic campaign with spring
sports victories in men's golf, baseball, men's and women's tennis
and men's and women's track & field.
Incredibly, Trinity won 15 of 19 conference championships this
season - a 78.9 winning percentage. The 15 championships in a
single academic year broke the previous record of 11, which Trinity
set in 2004-05, and the percentage of conference championships won
broke the previous mark of 71.4 percent established by Rose-Hulman
Institute of Technology in 1974-75 when the confernece was a
single-gender league and sponsored just seven sports. The highest
percentage of championships won in the SCAC co-ed era
(1991-forward) in a single academic year had been the 61.1 percent
(11-18) won by Trinity in 2004-05.
All-Time SCAC President Trophy Titles
Trinity finished with 420 total points, earning an even 210 points
in both the men's and women's standings, followed
by Southwestern University with 290 points.
The Pirates were in third place following the winter sports
season, but fueled by spring sports victories in women's golf and
softball, the program posted its highest finish in the all-sports
trophy race since joining the SCAC in 1994-95. Southwestern's
previous best finish was a third-place showing in 1997-98.
Colorado College finished in third place with 227.5 points. The CC
Tigers captured the league's men's lacrosse title this spring - the
school's second championship of the 2012-13 academic year
Rounding out the team standings, the University of Dallas placed
fourth with 152.5 points - improving one place from the winter -
while Austin College was fifth with 147.5 points. Centenary
College, in its inaugural season in the conference, placed sixth
with 132.5 points.
2012-13 SCAC President's Trophy - Final
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.