San Antonio - Trinity University won its record 14th Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Presidents’ Trophy by the largest margin in the 52-year history of the award.
Trinity teams scored 555 points, outdistancing second-place Southwestern University by 195 points. The standings are based on conference finishes by the eight SCAC institutions in each of the SCAC-sponsored sports.
The Presidents’ Trophy is a 300-pound railroad bell donated by the Norfolk and Western Railroad. It is a rotating award which goes to the school with the best overall sports record for the year.
Trinity captured 13 of the 19 championships sponsored by the SCAC to win the "Bell" trophy for the third straight year. It was the second-most number of titles won by a program, eclipsed only by 15 championships achieved by the Tigers last year.
Fall sports which won SCAC Championships were men’s and women’s cross country, volleyball, and men’s and women’s soccer. Winter sports top positions went to men’s basketball, along with men’s and women’s swimming and diving.
The recently completed spring sports championships were garnered by Tiger baseball, men’s and women’s tennis, women’s golf, and men’s track and field.
Trinity teams finished as runners-up in women’s basketball, women’s track and field, softball, and men’s golf.
The Director of Athletics is Bob King, who has led the program to each of its 14 Presidents' Trophy titles. King is finishing his 21st year at the helm of Trinity athletics, and has led the department during most of its record 179 SCAC Championships.