Catholic Finishes Second in Landmark President's Cup Standings
WASHINGTON - The Catholic University athletics program finished as the runners-up in the annual Landmark President's Cup, which was created in the inaugural year of the conference to recognize the best overall athletics program.
After the winter season, the Cardinals were in third place overall behind Scranton and Susquehanna. Both teams jumped over the Royals with a strong spring season as the Crusaders took home their third President's Cup trophy.
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, second place teams receive seven points, etc. 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.
With three Landmark titles in the spring from Women's Lacrosse, Softball, and Men's Tennis, the Cardinals bumped up their average from 5.92 in the winter to 7.27 points per sport.
When CUA won its first-ever President's Cup in 2012-13, the Cardinals won four conference titles (Field Hockey, Women's Cross Country, Women's Basekball, Men's Basketball) and finished in the top half of the standings in 15 of the 20 sports.
|2013-14 Landmark Conference President's Cup Spring Standings|
|Top 15 Pts||109||56||54.5||90.75||104.25||103.25||132.25||64|