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SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Sparked by California Community College Athletic Association championships in wrestling and women’s volleyball, as well as four other top-10 showings, Fresno City College tallied 97 points to take a slim seven-point lead over four-time defending champion Mt. San Antonio College and also Riverside City College after the fall season in the CCCAA NATYCAA Cup standings, it was announced on Friday.
Sierra College from Rocklin, is the second-leading from the north, checking in with 78 points to sit in fourth place. Cerritos College (64.5), Santa Barbara City College (62.5), American River (56.0), Golden West (52.5), San Joaquin Delta (52.5) and Cuesta College (51.5) round out the top 10.
The CCCAA NATYCAA Cup is an all-sports competition in which colleges are awarded points based on their teams’ final positions in post-conference competition. Points are tabulated throughout the year with the final standings using only the top five totals from each school’s men’s and women’s scores.
Points are awarded to 20 teams in each sport with championship teams receiving the maximum of 20. The CCCAA conducted 10 championships during the fall in men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s water polo, football, women’s volleyball, women’s golf and wrestling.
State titles by Fresno City in women’s volleyball and wrestling, along with a runner-up showing in men’s soccer, delivered the Rams 59 of their 97 points. They added 16 points in women’s golf (5th place), 13.5 in women’s water polo (T-7th) and 8.5 for women’s soccer (T-9th).
Those showings gave the Rams a close lead over both Mt. SAC and Riverside, each which brought home fall titles to bolster their respective totals. Mt. SAC beat Fresno City for the men’s soccer banner to garner 20 points while Riverside matched the Rams with a pair of championships, taking men’s cross country and women’s water polo.
Sierra’s women’s golf title led its charge, winning a title in women’s golf for 20 points and scoring in four other sports, including men’s water polo where the Wolverines tied for fifth for 15.5 points. Cerritos, which won its fifth straight women’s soccer championship rounded out the top five while Santa Barbara City College, runner-up in women’s water and women’s golf, is in sixth with 62.5 points.
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 criterion for the State Associations division was developed by the CCCAA in conjunction with the California Community College Sports Information Association (CCCSIA). This is the 14th year that NATYCAA has sponsored a State Associations division.
The 206-17 NATYCAA Cup winner will be recognized at the NATYCAA Awards Luncheon, held during the 2017 NATYCAA Convention, June 11-13 at the World Center Marriott Resort in Orlando, Fla.
About the CCCAA
The California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) is the governing body providing oversight of intercollegiate athletics within the California Community College System. The single largest educational system in the world, with attendance in excess of over 2.6 million students annually, the California Community College system serves one-third of all community college students in the United States. The CCCAA establishes the rules and regulations to administer the intercollegiate athletic activities of the nearly 27,000 student athletes attending California's community colleges. To view the latest news, information, and updates of all 24 CCCAA-sanctioned sports visit www.cccaasports.org.