Sacramento, CA . . .The California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA), in association with the National Alliance of Two-Year College Athletic Administrators (NATYCAA), today released the final CCCAA standings of the 2014-15 NATYCAA Cup.
Mt. San Antonio College (Walnut, CA) topped the final standings with a record shattering score of 187.5 points for their third NATYCAA Cup win in as many years. Last year Mt. SAC became the first school to win back-to-back NATYCAA Cup titles, they now are the first CCCAA school to win three in a row. To top it off, the Mounties set a new season high point total of 187.5 after adjustments, breaking a record they previously set during the 2012-13 season of 177.5. The 10 point jump is impressive to say the least for the now five time winners of the prestigious NATYCAA Cup, with each of their wins coming within the last seven years. Their previous titles came in the 2008-09, 2010-11, 2012-13 and 2013-14 seasons. Coming in second is Cerritos College (Norwalk, CA), with a total of 161.5 points. Placing third for the third year in a row was American River College (Sacramento, CA) with 152 points. Rounding out the top ten is Riverside City College (Riverside, CA), Fresno City College (Fresno, CA), Diablo Valley College (Pleasant Hill, CA), San Joaquin Delta College (Stockton, CA), Sierra College (Rocklin, CA), Golden West College (Huntington Beach, CA), and making their first appearance in the top ten is College of the Canyons (Santa Clarita, CA).
During the 2014-15 season Mt. San Antonio won State championships in women’s cross country, football, women’s tennis and men’s track & field. The Mounties also earned second place finishes in men’s soccer, women’s basketball, and women’s track & field. They came in third in men’s wrestling, fourth in men’s cross country, took third in regionals for women’s water polo as well as State finishes in men’s and women’s swim & dive and a regional quarterfinalist position in men’s basketball. Mt. San Antonio College has a strong history in the NATYCAA Cup placing in the top two in each of the last seven years and never placing below sixth in the awards 11 year history.
A college is awarded points based on its team’s final positions in post-conference competition. Each college’s top-five men’s and top-five women’s team results count toward the school’s overall point total. Complete standings, scoring criteria, and history of the NATYCAA Cup is available on the CCCAA website, http://www.cccaasports.org/NATYCAA/NATYCAA_Cup_Scoring_Criteria.pdf.
NATYCAA is the professional organization of two-year college athletic administrators and membership is open to all two-year institutions throughout the country. The NATYCAA Awards were designed to recognize and reward overall program excellence at the two-year college level. The criterion for the State Association’s division was developed by the CCCAA in conjunction with the California Community College Sports Information Association (CCCSIA). This is the twelfth year that NATYCAA has sponsored a State Association’s division. Sierra College captured the inaugural award in 2003-04, Fresno City College won the award in 2004-05, Long Beach City College claimed the top spot in 2005-06, Orange Coast won in 2006-07, Fresno City took the award for the second time in the 2007-08 season, Mt. San Antonio won in 2008-09, Orange Coast won for the second time during 2009-10, Mt. SAC won their second Cup in 2010-11, Fresno City earned their third victory in 2011-12 Mt. SAC won their third title in 2012-13 and fourth in 2013-14.
Mt. San Antonio College will be recognized along with Cerritos and American River at the NATYCAA Awards Luncheon, held during the 2015 NATYCAA Convention on Monday, June 15, at the World Center Marriott Resort in Orlando, Florida. Awards will be presented to the top three colleges and the top twenty schools in the division will receive recognition.
About the CCCAA
The California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) is the governing body providing oversight of intercollegiate athletics within the California Community College System. The single largest educational system in the world, with attendance in excess of 2.6 million students annually, the California Community College system serves one-third of all community college students in the United States. The CCCAA establishes the rules and regulations to administer the intercollegiate athletic activities of the student athletes attending California's community colleges. To view the latest news, information, and updates of all 24 CCCAA-sanctioned sports visit www.cccaasports.org.