YORK, Pa. – The Salisbury University athletics program captured two Capital Athletic Conference championships in the fall season and currently holds the lead in the 2010-11 Richard C. Cook All-Sports Award standings. The Sea Gull athletics department is seeking its sixth straight and ninth overall All-Sports Award that is given annually to the program that performs the best throughout the academic year.
Salisbury compiled 58 points to take the early lead for the All-Sports Award, which was re-named in December 2007 to honor the 15-years of service to the CAC by former Commissioner Richard C. Cook.
The Sea Gulls, who also hold slim leads in the Men’s Commissioner’s Award and Women’s Commissioner’s Award standings, won the 2010 men’s and women’s cross country team championships and finished second in men’s soccer. Salisbury has 22 points in the Men’s Commissioner’s Award standings and 36 in the Women’s Commissioner Award standings.
This fall season marked the first time in CAC history that five schools each won at least one of the six Capital Athletic Conference championships during the fall season.
Salisbury is one of two teams to have won the All-Sports Award
in the history of the CAC as the University of Mary Washington has
claimed the title a record 11 times (1992-98, 2002-05).
RICHARD C. COOK ALL-SPORTS AWARD (overall standings after the fall season):
|5.||St. Mary's (Md.)||37.50|
MEN'S COMMISSIONER'S AWARD
|4.||St. Mary's (Md.)||12.00|
WOMEN'S COMMISSIONER'S AWARD
|4.||St. Mary's (Md.)||25.50|
The point system awards nine "base" points for the top team in the regular season, eight points for second place, seven points for third place, etc., down to one point for the last-place team. Teams can also score an additional point (maximum three points) for success in the CAC championship tournament.
In sports that have team titles decided only by post-season championship events, points are awarded based on the standings, similar to the sports with regular seasons and playoffs (nine points for first place, eight for second, etc.). Playoff points are awarded to the top four teams (three for first place, two for second place, one for third and fourth place), similar to the sports with regular seasons and playoffs based on the top seeds advancing through the tournament.
In all 19 sports, the top team can gain a maximum of 12 points, and the last-place team earns one point.