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DePauw finishes second in SCAC President's Trophy Standings

DePauw finishes second in SCAC President's Trophy Standings

April 29, 2002

April 29, 2002, Greencastle, Ind. - DePauw University totaled 775 points in the 2001-02 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference's President's Trophy standings to finish second behind Trinity University and their 805 points. The tight race for overall conference supremacy wasn't decided until the final hours of competition at the SCAC Spring Sports Festival.

The President's Trophy is a 300-pound railroad bell which was donated to the SCAC by the Norfolk and Western Railroad. The trophy is a rotating award and goes to the school that finishes first in the conference's all-sports standings.

The Tigers, currently ranked 17th in the Division III Sears Directors' Cup standings, won conference championships in men's cross country, men's and women's basketball, women's golf and men's track and field and shared a title in men's soccer.

Additionally, DePauw teams placed second in men's swimming and diving, women's soccer, women's cross country, volleyball and women's track and field.

The 2001-02 season featured several DePauw teams competing for NCAA championships headed by the women's basketball team which placed third in Division III and the men's basketball team which finished among the final eight.

Other teams earning qualification into NCAA Championship competition included men's cross country and women's soccer. Individuals qualified for postseason play in men's and women's swimming and diving. Several DePauw spring sports teams and individuals are awaiting word for possible NCAA qualification during May.

DePauw won the President's Trophy last year and finished second in each of its first two years as members of the conference.


2001-02 SCAC President's Trophy Final Standings

  School Men's
  1. Trinity University 405 400 805
  2. DePauw University 385 390 775
  3. Rhodes College 270 332.5 602.5
  4. Univ. of the South-Sewanee 282.5 240 522.5
  5. Centre College 245 275 520
  6. Southwestern University 217.5 235 452.5
  7. Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology 205 155 360
  8. Hendrix College 140 160 300
  9. Millsaps College 152.5 125 277.5
10. Oglethorpe University 122.5 92.5 215