Sam Viebrock, Sports Information Director
CHICAGO– For the 11th straight year and 12th overall, the Olivet Nazarene University Tigers captured the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) All-Sports Cup in an annoucement made by the conference on Tuesday. The Tigers totaled 106.5 points.
The Tigers, who were under the tutelage of retired Athletic Director Gary Newsome, celebrated a lot of success last season. The women’s soccer, and swim and dive teams all took home conference championships while the men’s indoor track and field team won conference and was runner-up in the NAIA National Championship. The women’s soccer team also won the CCAC regular season title. The men’s basketball team shared their conference crown with Holy Cross College.
The Tigers were followed by Saint Xavier University, who totalled 78.5 points, and the University of Saint Francis followed Saint Xavier with 76 points.
The CCAC All-Sports Cup is awarded annually to the institution that earns the most points from a total of 12 sports out of 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 and field, baseball, and softball). However, for the 2019-20 academic year, the conference took account of only the nine fall sports and winter sports for the scoring totals after spring sports were canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The point totals are determined by the conference finish in each sport. An additional point is awarded to any school that claims a conference tournament.
The final standings of the CCAC All-Sports Cup: