College of the Desert finished eighth against other Pacific Coast Athletic Conference teams in results released recently in the final standings of the 2017-18 NATYCAA Cup.
COD Athletics ended the 2017-2018 year impressively, as Women's Tennis sent two to the CCCAA State Finals and Men's Golf won a second consecutive Conference championship. Men's Tennis won Conference and sent a large contingent of singles and doubles players to the CCCAA State Finals. During the fall, Women's Golf finished 10th at the CCCAA SoCal Regional Finals.
Desert placed 59th amongst all 109 Community Colleges with sports programs in the state, finishing eighth in the 13-team Pacific Coast Athletic Conference. In the 14 years since the NATYCAA Cup started COD finished 32nd in 2003-04, 26th in 2004-2005, 47th in 2005-2006, 31st in 2006-2007, 44th in 2007-2008, 33rd in 2008-2009, 54th in 2009-2010, 44th in 2010-2011, 38th in 2011-2012, 44th in 2012-2013, 25th in 2013-2014, 26th in 2014-2015, 38th in 2015-2016 and 62nd in 2016-2017.
If NATYCAA subtracted the sports we did not compete in during the 2017-18 season here at Desert (women's track, men's track, men's water polo, women's water polo, wrestling, women's badminton, men's swimming, women's swimming, and men's volleyball) from the points total from other Community Colleges, Desert finishes 44th statewide and 25th in Southern California in the 2017-18 NATYCAA Cup.
The California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA), in association with the National Alliance of Two-Year College Athletic Administrators (NATYCAA) selects a winner via a points system.
A college is awarded points based on its teams' final positions in post-conference competition. Each college's top-five men's and top-five women's team results count toward the school's overall point total. Complete standings, scoring criteria, and a history of the NATYCAA Cup are available on the CCCAA website, www.coasports.org.
NATYCAA is the professional organization of two-year college athletic administrators and membership is open to all two-year institutions from throughout the country. The NATYCAA Awards were designed to recognize and reward overall program excellence at the two-year college level. The criteria for the State Associations division were developed by the CCCAA in conjunction with the California Community College Sports Information Association (CCCSIA).
This is the fourteenth year that NATYCAA has sponsored a State Association's division. Sierra College captured the inaugural award in 2003-04, Fresno City College won the award in 2004-05, Long Beach City College claimed the top spot in 2005-06, Orange Coast won in 2006-07, Fresno City took the award for the second time in the 2007-08 season, Mt. San Antonio won in 2008-09, Orange Coast won for the second time during 2009-10, Mt. SAC won their second Cup in 2010-11, Fresno City earned their third victory in 2011-12, Mt. SAC won their third Cup in 2012-13, Mt. SAC won their fourth Cup in 2013-14, Mt. SAC won their fifth Cup in 2014-15, Mt. SAC won their sixth Cup in 2015-16, Mt. SAC won their seventh Cup in 2016-17 and Mt. San Antonio won the award for the eighth time this year.
You can see the NATYCAA Cup 2017-18 Final Leader Board, HERE.
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