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June 17, 2016


Cowley athletic program finishes 15th in NATYCAA Cup standings


Cowley athletic program finishes 15th in NATYCAA Cup standingsThe National Alliance of Two Year College Athletic Administrators (NATYCAA) announced the winners of the 2015-16 NATYCAA Cup Standings Monday, June 13 at their annual awards luncheon. After finishing 21st in the standings during the 2014-15 academic year, the Cowley College athletic program moved up to 15th in the 2015-16 academic year.

The NATYCAA Cup program began in 2004 to highlight excellence in two-year athletics based on success in championship competition. The awards are given to the NJCAA member colleges based on performance at national championship events throughout the academic year. A first place finish warrants 20 points, second place 19 points, etc.

Iowa Central Community College captured its eighth straight NATYCAA Cup.

Cowley improved six spots in the Cup standings thanks to nine programs earning the opportunity to compete at national tournaments.
The Lady Tiger volleyball team placed among the top-six teams in the nation for the 11th straight year, while the Tiger men’s tennis team placed in the top-10 for the 10th consecutive year.

The Lady Tiger women’s tennis team placed in the top-10 for the eighth straight year, while Cowley’s men and women’s outdoor track and field teams placed among the top-20 teams nationally, and the indoor track and field teams finished in the top-25.

The women’s basketball team and Tiger baseball team also competed at national tournaments for the first time since 1989 and 2009, respectively.

“This is a credit to our coaches and fan base and a tribute to the Tiger Booster Club and administration that give so much to Cowley athletics,” Cowley athletic director Shane Larson said.