Athletics places 2nd in CCAC All-Sports Cup

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 6:20:00 PM

With four Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference regular season titles and one tournament title, the Athletics Department earned a second place finish in the CCAC All-Sports Cup.

The CCAC All-Sports Cup is awarded to the institution that earns the most total points in the 14 sports sponsored by the conference (men's & women's cross country, men's & women's soccer, volleyball, men's & women's basketball, men's golf, men's and women's tennis, men's and women's track & field, baseball and softball) on an annual basis.

Schools are awarded points based on their conference finish in each of those sports. An additional point is awarded to any school that claims a conference tournament title.

The Wolves garnered 110 points while Olivet Nazarene University (Ill.) claimed the top spot with 141 points. Stritch also placed 58th in the NAIA Learfield Sports Directors' Cup with 249 points.

Both finishes are the highest in department history as the programs at Stritch combined for 203 wins (.622) in 2013-14.

Various team highlights included a women's basketball NAIA Division II National Tournament semifinal appearance and NAIA National Tournament appearances from men's golf and women's tennis – both first-year programs. Other teams to qualify for national tournaments included men's soccer, women's volleyball, and men's basketball.

"This is a testimony to the great student-athletes and coaches we have and the wonderful support of the entire University." Athletic Director Pat Clemens stated. 

For more information on the NAIA Learfield Sports Directors' Cup and the organization's scoring structure, click here. For more information on the CCAC All-Sports Cup, click here.