Tigers claim fourth CCAC All-Sports Cup
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Jul 23, 2012,
Jul 23, 2012
Winning for the fourth time and by their largest margin — 26.5 points — since the award began in 2008, Olivet Nazarene University’s Tigers have received the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) All-Sports Cup for the third consecutive year. To earn this award, Tiger teams finished first or second in 11 of 14 conference sports during the regular season plus won two league tournament championships.
With a total of 116 points — the CCAC’s highest total ever recorded — Olivet captured regular-season CCAC titles outright in softball; women’s cross country; men’s tennis; both men’s and women’s track and field; and women’s basketball on the Division I side, while sharing titles in women’s soccer and volleyball.
The Tigers placed second in baseball, men’s cross country, women’s tennis and men’s basketball in Division I.
They also captured CCAC Tournament crowns in softball, women’s soccer and men’s tennis.
“Our Tiger athletes look like, act like, play like, talk like champions,” said Gary Newsome, athletic director. “They show athletic prowess, know how to think, are strong academically and play for a higher purpose than their own glory. They see beyond themselves, both on and off the field of play. We are all very proud of how our athletes represent the name of Christ.”
The CCAC All-Sports Cup is awarded to the institution that earns the most total points in the 14 sports sponsored by the conference (men's & women's cross country, men's & women's soccer, volleyball, men's & women's basketball, men’s golf, men’s and women’s tennis, men’s and women’s track & field, baseball and softball) on an annual basis. Schools are awarded points based on their conference finish in each of those sports. An additional point is awarded to any school that claims a conference tournament title.