Cowley finishes 12th in Cup standings
Continuing to demonstrate tremendous success in athletics, Cowley College finished 12th during the 2013-14 season in the NATYCAA (National Alliance of Two-Year College Athletic Administrators) Cup standings, which recognizes excellence in two year college athletics.
The NATYCAA Cup program was begun in 2004 and was previously sponsored by Pepsi. This program recognizes excellence in two-year college athletics based on success in championship competition.
Points for the NATYCAA Cup are calculated based on each college’s finish at NJCAA Tournaments. Each first place finish is worth 20 points, second place 19, third 18, and so on. Total scores for both men’s and women’s programs are combined for their total score.
Nearly 400 community colleges registered points in the standings. Iowa Western won the scholarship division of the NATYCAA Cup, while Cowley finished as the top Jayhawk Conference school in the standings.
The 12th place finish marks the eighth straight year that Cowley Cowley finishes 12th in Cup standings athletics have placed in the top-12 of the NATYCAA Cup standings.
“This speaks volumes to the quality of work our coaches do on a day-to-day basis,” Cowley athletic director Shane Larson said.
In the fall, the Lady Tiger volleyball team went 35-4 and finished as the national champion for the second time in three years. Additionally, the Cowley men’s cross country team placed 22nd nationally. This spring, Cowley’s tennis teams had extremely successful seasons as the men’s and women’s teams each placed fourth nationally. The Lady Tiger softball team also did well as they won 44 games and placed seventh in the nation. Also, the Tiger men’s indoor track and field team placed 16th at the national meet, while the women finished 19th. Cowley’s men and women’s outdoor track and field teams placed 19th and 22nd, respectively. The Tiger women’s basketball team (22-9) and Cowley baseball team (38-17) also had strong seasons but came up just short of qualifying for nationals.