The National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) in a joint effort with USA Today, named Mt. San Antonio College Athletics the 2014-15 community college Learfield Sports Directors' Cup National Champions. The Learfield Sports Directors Cup recognizes the top overall athletics program over the course of the year at each of the three NCAA division levels (I, II & III), the NAIA and at the community college level.
After already setting numerous records in the NATYCAA Cup results, Mt. San Antonio brings the Learfield Cup to California for the second time in the four years this National honor has been awarded to community colleges. Fresno City College won the prestigious award in its community college debut in 2012. Similar to NATYCAA, each college/university is awarded points based on postseason finishes of individual sports, with the Director’s Cup Champion recording the highest number of points in their respective division.
The tremendous 2014-2015 campaign for the Mounties finished with eight teams earning CCCAA postseason hardware including four state championships (Women’s Cross Country, Football, Women’s Tennis, Men’s Track and Field), three second place finishes (Men’s Soccer, Women’s Basketball, Women’s Track and Field) and a third place finish (Wrestling).
The Learfield Cup will be presented to Mt. SAC Athletics Director, Joe Jennum, at the 2015 NACDA Convention being held June 11th through the 19th, in Orlando, Florida.
The top 30 community colleges in the Learfield Sports Directors Cup standings can be seen below with 11 of the 30 schools from the CCCAA.
|*MT. SAN ANTONIO COLLEGE||187.5|
|IOWA CENTRAL CC||178.5|
|HERKIMER COUNTY CC||177|
|IOWA WESTERN CC||169.5|
|COMMUNITY COLLEGES OF SPOKANE||166|
|SUFFOLK COUNTY CC||160.5|
|MOHAWK VALLEY CC||154.5|
|ROWAN COLLEGE@GLOUCESTER COUNTY||152.5|
|*AMERICAN RIVER COLLEGE||152|
|TYLER JUNIOR COLEGE||150.5|
|TREASURE VALLEY COLLEGE||149|
|*RIVERSIDE CITY COLLEGE||145|
|*FRESNO CITY COLLEGE||140|
|SOUTH PLAINS COLLEGE||138|
|*DIABLO VALLEY COLLEGE||130|
|CENTRAL ARIZONA COLLEGE||126.5|
|*SAN JOAQUIN DELTA COLLEGE||124.5|
|*GOLDEN WEST COLLEGE||118.5|
|FASHION INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY||118|
|*COLLEGE OF THE CANYONS||114|
|SOUTHWESTERN OREGON COLLEGE||112|
|*ORANGE COAST COLLEGE||110.5|
*member institutions of the CCCAA