SU second in 2012-13 Richard C. Cook All-Sports Award standings; wins Men’s Commissioner’s Award

YORK, Pa. – Salisbury University captured seven Capital Athletic Conference team championships in 2012-13 to finish second in the Richard C. Cook All-Sports Award standings, the league announced on Friday.

Salisbury earned 155.5 points overall and was edged for the top spot for the first time since 2005 by the University of Mary Washington by a half point. The Sea Gulls won titles in baseball, men’s indoor track & field, men’s and women’s outdoor track & field, volleyball, women’s lacrosse and softball.

SU claimed the Men’s Commissioner’s Award for the fourth time in the last seven years with 70.5 points over the second-place Eagles (66 points). Salisbury finished second in the women’s Commissioner’s Award with 85 points, behind UMW’s 90.

The Richard C. Cook All-Sports Award and Commissioner’s Awards point system is determined by team standings in the 19 conference sports in the fall, winter and spring. The CAC Board of Directors agreed to implement the system for calculating the Commissioner’s Award and the President’s Award for the 2007-08 academic year (later renamed the Richard C. Cook All-Sports Award).

Richard C. Cook All-Sports Award

Place School Points
1. Mary Washington 156
2. Salisbury 155.5
3. York (Pa.)
121
4. St. Mary's (Md.)
79.5
5. Frostburg State
73
6. Wesley 48.5
7. Marymount 41.5

CAC Women's Commissioners Award

Place School Points
1. Mary Washington 90
2. Salisbury 85
3. York (Pa.)
56.5
4. St. Mary's (Md.)
40
5. Frostburg State
38.5
8. Marymount 30
9. Wesley 21

CAC Men's Commissioners Award

Place School Points
1. Salisbury 70.5
2. Mary Washington
66
3. York (Pa.)
64.5
4. St. Mary's (Md.)
39.5
5. Frostburg State
34.5
6. Wesley 27.5
9. Marymount 11.5

POINT SYSTEM
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 21 sports, the top team can gain a maximum of 12 points, and the last-place team earns one point.

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