CHICAGO – Claiming nine of 18 regular-season Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) Championships and three league tournament titles during the 2020-21 campaign, Olivet Nazarene University has captured its 12th straight CCAC All-Sports Cup and 13th overall, it was announced by the league office on Tuesday morning. The Tigers’ program, led by first-year director of athletics Mike Conway, totaled 129.0 points to outdistance second-place St. Ambrose University with its 100.5 points.
Olivet Nazarene’s regular-season titles came in baseball, men’s basketball, women’s golf, softball, women’s volleyball and men’s and women’s indoor and outdoor track & field. Its tourney crowns came in baseball, women’s basketball and women’s volleyball.
Placing third and fourth in the Cup standings were University of St. Francis (96.0 points) and Saint Xavier University (82.5). St. Francis earned men’s and women’s cross country titles, while the Cougar program boasted regular-season crowns in women’s basketball and men’s volleyball to go along with tournament titles in softball and men’s volleyball.
Claiming the most tournament championships (four) and the second-most regular-regular-season titles (three) was Cardinal Stritch University. The Wolves’ program, which scored 79.0 points to place fifth in the rankings, produced both regular-season and tournament championships in men’s soccer, men’s tennis and women’s tennis and a tourney title in women’s soccer.
Finishing in the Nos. 6-10 slots were Judson University (72.5), Trinity Christian College (72.0), Holy Cross College (59.5), Lincoln College (50.0) and Roosevelt University (49.0). In that group, Trinity Christian captured the women’s soccer regular-season title, while Roosevelt brought home the men’s golf championship.
The rest of the scoring had Governors State University with 45.5 points, Trinity International University totaling 39.5 points, Indiana University South Bend earning 38.0 points, Calumet College of St. Joseph amassing 35.0 points, Indiana University Northwest gaining 11.0 points and associate member Viterbo University landing 3.0 points. Amongst that grouping, Indiana South Bend won its second straight men’s basketball tournament championship.
The CCAC All-Sports Cup is awarded annually to the institution that earns the most points from a total of 12 sports (6 men, 6 women) out of the 18 sponsored by the conference (men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s volleyball, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s tennis, men’s and women’s indoor track & field, men’s and women’s outdoor track & field, baseball and softball).
Points are awarded based on conference finish in each sport. An additional point is awarded to any school that claims a conference tournament title.
The final standings for 2020-21 follow:
Olivet Nazarene (129.0 points)
St. Ambrose (100.5)
St. Francis (96.0)
Saint Xavier (82.5)
Cardinal Stritch (79.0)
Trinity Christian (72.0)
Holy Cross (59.5)
Governors State (45.5)
Trinity International (39.5)
Indiana South Bend (38.0)
Calumet St. Joseph (35.0)
Indiana Northwest (11.0)
Previous All-Sports Trophy Recipients
2007-08: Olivet Nazarene University
2008-09: Saint Xavier University
2009-10: Olivet Nazarene University
2010-11: Olivet Nazarene University
2011-12: Olivet Nazarene University
2012-13: Olivet Nazarene University
2013-14: Olivet Nazarene University
2014-15: Olivet Nazarene University
2015-16: Olivet Nazarene University
2016-17: Olivet Nazarene University
2017-18: Olivet Nazarene University
2018-19: Olivet Nazarene University
2019-20: Olivet Nazarene University