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)
|Indoor Track & Field||13.0||5.0||8.0||x||3.0||x||11.0||1.0||9.0||6.0|
|Outdoor Track & Field|
|Indoor Track & Field||13.0||5.0||6.0||x||3.0||x||8.0||1.0||11.0||9.0|
|Outdoor Track & Field|
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