Following one of the most successful all-around athletic years
in its history, Centre was awarded the inaugural Southern Athletic
Association Presidents Trophy upon the release of the final standings by the conference on
Centre won by a wide margin in the standings, accumulating 905
points, which was 142.5 points better than the 762.5 point total
posted by Rhodes. Birmingham-Southern came in a close third with a
total of 755 points.
The Colonels also finished atop the standings for both genders,
scoring 417.5 in the men's sports to top Birmingham-Southern's
377.5, and scoring 487.5 on the women's side to 402.5 for second
Points in the Presidents Trophy standings are awarded for final
standings in the regular season in sports that play a regular
season and are awarded for order of finish in championship play for
sports that do not.
Centre won or tied for regular season championships in men's and
women's soccer, men's and women's basketball and men's lacrosse.
Centre also claimed SAA postseason championships in men's and
women's cross country, women's soccer, men's basketball, men's and
women's swimming and women's golf.
The Presidents Trophy marks Centre's first all-sport conference
championship since claiming the Presidents Trophy in the Southern
Collegiate Athletic Conference in the 1991-92 academic year. Centre
won a total of five Presidents Trophies during its time in the SCAC