WASHINGTON – After a strong fall and winter season, CUA won its first Landmark Conference President’s All-Sports Cup, it was announced on Wednesday.
“We were delighted to learn that our athletic department had won the President’s Cup this year,” Director of Athletics Mike Allen said. “This recognition is a tribute to the hard work and commitment of our coaches who work tirelessly to recruit and develop high caliber student-athletes and our student-athletes who strive for excellence in everything they do. We are incredibly proud of them.”
The Cup is awarded based on a formula that rewards institutions for regular season conference standings as well as results in Landmark postseason competition. Each team receives points based on their finish with top seeded teams receiving eight points. Additional points are awarded for conference postseason victories. The runner-up in the Landmark Tournament receives one point, while the Landmark Champions receive three points.
CUA finished with an average score of 7.82 and taking home
second place was Susquehanna with 7.63.
The Cardinals earned four conference titles this past year as the women’s cross country and men’s basketball teams won their first championships and women’s basketball and field hockey teams won their second-straight titles.
In addition, the baseball team won the regular season conference championship, men’s soccer and women’s tennis tied for first in the regular season, and women’s lacrosse and volleyball earned second place finishes.
CUA also captured five Coaching Staff of the Year awards and seven Landmark Conference major awards including five Player of the Year and two Rookie of the Year honors making 2012-13 a banner year for the Cardinals.
“I congratulate our coaches and the staff of our athletics program for their exceptional commitment and enthusiasm. And above all I congratulate and thank our athletes for their extraordinary accomplishments on and off the field,” said CUA President John Garvey.