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PIRATES TAKE SECOND IN STATEWIDE NATYCAA CUP
Thursday, July 17, 2014

The California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA), in association with the National Alliance of Two-Year College Athletic Administrators (NATYCAA), today released the final CCCAA standings of the 2013-14 NATYCAA Cup.

Orange Coast College, winners of three state championships in 2013-14 (women’s cross country, men’s volleyball, baseball) finished second in the state with 172.5 points, behind only Mt. San Antonio College’s 176.5. The Mounties became the first school to win back-to-back NATYCAA Cup titles, while the Pirates have finished in the top-10 in all 11 years the award has been presented. Coast has two wins and five top-five scores over that 11-year span.

Placing third for the second year in a row was American River College (Sacramento, CA) with 148.5 points. Rounding out the top ten is Fresno City College (Fresno, CA), Riverside City College (Riverside, CA), Cerritos College (Norwalk, CA), Santa Rosa Junior College (Santa Rosa, CA), Sierra College (Rocklin, CA), earning their first top ten placement in ninth, San Joaquin Delta College (Stockton, CA) and Golden West College (Huntington Beach, CA).

A college is awarded points based on its team's final positions in post-conference competition. Each college's top-five men's and top-five women’s team results count toward the school’s overall point total. Complete standings, scoring criteria, and history of the NATYCAA Cup is available on the CCCAA website, http://www.cccaasports.org/NATYCAA/NATYCAA_Cup_Scoring_Criteria.pdf.

NATYCAA is the professional organization of two-year college athletic administrators and membership is open to all two-year institutions 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 Association’s division was developed by the CCCAA in conjunction with the California Community College Sports Information Association (CCCSIA). This is the 11th year that NATYCAA has sponsored a State Association’s division. Sierra College captured the inaugural award in 2003-04, Fresno City College won the award in 2004-05, Long Beach City College claimed the top spot in 2005-06, Orange Coast won in 2006-07, Fresno City took the award for the second time in the 2007-08 season, Mt. San Antonio won in 2008-09, Orange Coast won for the second time during 2009-10, Mt. SAC won their second Cup in 2010-11, Fresno City earned their third victory in 2011-12 and Mt. SAC won their third title in 2012-13.

Orange Coast College was recognized at the NATYCAA Awards Luncheon on June 9 at the World Center Marriott Resort in Orlando, Florida.