Christopher Newport Maintains Advantage in 2016-17 CAC All-Sports Award Standings
Christopher Newport Maintains Advantage in 2016-17 CAC All-Sports Award Standings

YORK, Pa. - With four titles in the winter sports, Christopher Newport maintained its lead in the Capital Athletic Conference's Richard C. Cook All-Sports awards standings heading into the spring. 

The Captains earned titles in all four sports in which they competed this winter, sweeping the basketball and indoor track & field championships. With 12 of the 21 CAC sport seasons now completed, the Captains have a total of 119.5 points, giving them a seven-point cushion over second-place Mary Washington.

CNU also holds the lead in the Men's Commissioner's Award standings and ranks second in the Women's Commissioner's Award standings. The Captains have 52.0 points on the men's side and 67.5 points on the women's side. 

Mary Washington took over first place in the Women's Commissioner's Award standings and remained in second place in the overall standings after continuing its championship winning streaks in men's and women's swimming. Also aided by a second-place finish in women's basketball and a fourth-place finish in men's indoor track & field, the Eagles slightly narrowed the gap on CNU in the all-sports award chase, moving from a 9.5-point deficit to a 7.0-point deficit. Entering the spring, the Eagles have 68.5 points in the women's standings and 44.0 points in the men's standings. 

York (104.5) continued to hold a slight lead over Salisbury (99.5) for third place following the winter season. Second-place finishes in both men's and women's swimming, third-place finishes in men's basketball and women's indoor track & field, and a fourth-place showing in women's basketball headlined the Spartans' efforts this winter. York is third in the women's chase (61.0) and fourth in the men's (43.5). 

Fourth-place Salisbury finished second in men's basketball and men's indoor track & field to jump ahead of York in the men's standings and into a second-place tie with UMW at 44.0 points. On the women's side, the Sea Gulls remain 5.5 points behind York in fourth place at 55.5 points. 

St. Mary's stayed in fifth place through the winter season in the all-sports chase with 61.5 points. The Seahawks finished fourth in both men's and women's swimming. 

Rounding out the Richard C. Cook All-Sports Award standings are Marymount (52.5), Frostburg State (51.0), Wesley (42.0), Penn State Harrisburg (29.0), and Southern Virginia (17.0). 

In seventh after the fall, Marymount jumped ahead of Frostburg State and into sixth place with third-place showings in women's basketball and women's swimming. 

Wesley placed second in women's track & field and third in men's track & field, bumping the Wolverines up one spot in the standings to eighth overall. 


2016-17 CAC All-Sports Award Standings
(through 12 Winter CAC championship sports)

Richard C. Cook All-Sports Award Standings Men's Commissioner's Cup Award (5 sports) Women's Commissioner's Cup Award (7 sports)
1. Christopher Newport - 119.5 1. Christopher Newport - 52.0 1. Mary Washington - 68.5
2. Mary Washington - 112.5 T2. Mary Washington - 44.0 2. Christopher Newport - 67.5
3. York - 104.5 T2. Salisbury - 44.0 3. York - 61.0
4. Salisbury - 99.5 4. York - 43.5 4. Salisbury - 55.5
5. St. Mary's - 61.5 5. St. Mary's - 25.5 5. St. Mary's - 36.0
6. Marymount - 52.5 6. Frostburg State - 21.0 6. Marymount - 35.5
7. Frostburg State - 51.0 7. Wesley - 19.0 7. Frostburg State - 30.0
8. Wesley - 44.0 8. Marymount - 17.0 8. Wesley - 25.0
9. Penn State Harrisburg - 29.0 9. Penn State Harrisburg - 14.5 9. Penn State Harrisburg - 14.5
10. Southern Virginia - 17.0 10. Southern Virginia - 8.5 10. Southern Virginia - 8.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2016-17 CAC All-Sports Award Points
(through 12 Winter CAC championship sports)

MEN CNU FSU UMW MU PSH SMC SAL SVU WC YCP
Cross Country 13.0 6.0 8.0 0.0 2.0 4.0 9.0 5.0 3.0 11.0
Soccer 13.0 6.5 11.0 3.0 7.0 8.0 4.0 1.5 1.5 6.5
Basketball 13.0  2.5  4.0  8.0  2.5  5.5  11.0  1.0  5.5  9.0
Swimming x  1.0  13.0  6.0  x  8.0  9.0  x  x  11.0
Indoor Track & Field 13.0  5.0  8.0  x  3.0  x  11.0  1.0  9.0  6.0
Baseball                    
Golf                    
Lacrosse                    
Tennis                    
Outdoor Track & Field                     
Men's Total 52.0 21.0 44.0 17.0 14.5 25.5 44.0 8.5 19.0 43.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WOMEN CNU FSU UMW MU PSH SMC SAL SVU WC YCP
Cross Country 11.0  3.0  8.0  6.0  2.0  4.0  9.0  0.0  5.0  13.0
Field Hockey 8.0 1.0 10.0 x x 6.0 13.0 x 5.0 9.0
Soccer  13.0  11.0  8.5  2.5  4.0  8.5  5.0  2.5  1.0  6.0
Volleyball 9.5 3.0 12.5 8.5 2.0 6.0 9.5 4.0 1.0 5.0
Basketball  13.0  6.0  10.5  9.5  3.5  3.5  5.0  1.0  2.0  8.0
Swimming  x  1.0  13.0  9.0  x  8.0  6.0  x  x  11.0
Indoor Track & Field  13.0  5.0  6.0  x  3.0  x  8.0  1.0  11.0  9.0
Lacrosse                    
Softball                    
Tennis                    
Outdoor Track & Field                     
Women's Total 67.5 30.0 68.5 35.5 14.5 36.0 55.5 8.5 25.0 61.0
                     
Combined Total 119.5 51.0 112.5 52.5 29.0 61.5 99.5 17.0 44.0 104.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Capital Athletic Conference All-Sports Award History

Previous CAC All-Sports Award Winners

1991-92 Mary Washington College  1999-00 Salisbury University
1992-93 Mary Washington College 2000-01 Salisbury University
1993-94 Mary Washington College 2001-02 University of Mary Washington
1994-95 Mary Washington College 2002-03 University of Mary Washington
1995-96 Mary Washington College 2003-04 University of Mary Washington
1996-97 Mary Washington College 2004-05 University of Mary Washington
1997-98 Mary Washington College 2005-06 Salisbury University
1998-99 Salisbury University 2006-07 Salisbury University

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Richard C. Cook All-Sports Award Men's Commissioner's Award Women's Commissioner's Award
2007-08 Salisbury University Salisbury University Salisbury University
2008-09 Salisbury University Salisbury University Salisbury University
2009-10 Salisbury University York College (Pa.) Salisbury University
2010-11 Salisbury University York College (Pa.) University of Mary Washington & Salisbury University (tie)
2011-12 Salisbury University Salisbury University & York College (Pa.) (tie) Salisbury University
2012-13 University of Mary Washington Salisbury University University of Mary Washington
2013-14 Christopher Newport University Salisbury University Christopher Newport University
2014-15 Salisbury University Salisbury University Salisbury University
2015-16 Christopher Newport University & Salisbury University (tie) Salisbury University Christopher Newport University

Point System (Approved in June 2008)

The Richard C. Cook All-Sports Award and Commissioner’s Awards (Men’s and Women’s) point system implements the regularseason standings and playoff success for each team in the 21 conference championship sports to calculate the all-sports champion.

A “10-point base” is used in each sport that conducts a regular season and a championship tournament. Points are awarded based on the number of teams sponsoring the sport:
10 teams (M&W Soccer, Volleyball, M&W Basketball, Baseball): 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1
9 teams (M&W Lacrosse): 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-1
8 teams (Softball, M&W Tennis): 10-9-8-7-6-5-3-1
7 teams (Field Hockey): 10-9-8-7-6-5-1

Teams gain one additional point for each CAC playoff win for a maximum of 13 points in any sport (except baseball and softball, where final tournament finish determines playoff points awarded). Teams with byes receive a point for the bye only if the team wins its semifinal contest. If a team with a bye loses in the semifinal round, the extra “bye” point is not awarded. In baseball and softball, where teams can play more than 3 games in a double-elimination tournament format, the final three teams in the tournament receive playoff points on a 3 (champion) - 2 (runner-up) - 1 (semifinalist) basis.

In sports determined only by the championship competition, a 12-point system will be used. Points are awarded based on the number of teams sponsoring the sport. Teams start with the “9-point base”, similar to sports that conduct a regular season and championship tournament. “Playoff points” are factored in, based on tournament standings, to give similar value potential for sports with regular-season and post-season competitions:
10 teams (M&W Cross Country): 13-11-9-8-6-5-4-3-2-1
7 teams (M&W Indoor Track & Field, M&W Outdoor Track & Field, Golf): 13-11-9-8-6-5-1
6 teams (M&W Swimming): 13-11-9-8-6-1