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Shorter finishes 2nd in NCCAA Presidential Award for Excellence standings

Shorter finishes 2nd in NCCAA Presidential Award for Excellence standings


By Karen Allen

Greenville, S.C.--In it’s first year of National Christian College Athletic Association play, the Shorter Hawks and Lady Hawks wasted no time making an impact. Narrowly missing being awarded the NCCAA Presidential Award for Excellence.

This year’s award was presented to Azusa Pacific, who compiled a total of 81 points, with Shorter coming in second with 76.

Coming into the spring season, the Hawks were poised to take the crown, after landing in the top spot with 49 points once the winter season wrapped, with arguably the best seasons to play; Shorter led the NAIA in spring points over the last two years. However, Azusa Pacific, who was ranked fourth with 37 points, earned 44 points during the spring to take home the award. APU won national titles in men’s tennis and both, men’s and women’s outdoor track; while finishing third in women’s tennis.

During the spring, Shorter compiled 27 points. Softball earned runner-up honors; falling to Union in the National Title game, after an impressive season that saw the Lady Hawks boast a 48-11 record while playing a tough NCAA Division II schedule. Men’s tennis used a late season surge, to qualify for the National Tournament, where it fell to eventual winner Azusa Pacific in the semi-finals. Women’s outdoor track, was looking for the repeat as they traveled to Illinois for the National Meet, however, APU once again proved it was the team to beat. 

Shorter earned top honors in points in the 2012-13, from the National Championships won by men’s basketball and women’s indoor track, runner-up points for volleyball, softball, and women’s outdoor track, with men’s golf and men’s tennis bringing home third place finishes. Shorter also earned points for women’s basketball, and men’s track.

Points for the NCCAA All-Sports Award are earned based upon a team's finish in an NCCAA National Championship.

At least 30 percent of the Division’s membership must sponsor that sport in order for it to be eligible for the point system. Softball, cross country, indoor track and field, outdoor track and field, golf and tennis serve as uni-division championships in which either Division is eligible for points.

Currently, Division I sports include golf (m), volleyball (w), soccer (m & w), cross country (m & w), indoor track & field (m & w), basketball (m & w), softball, track & field (m & w), tennis (m & w), and baseball.

NCCAA Division I All-Sports Award Top 10

Institution

Points

Azusa Pacific

81

Shorter

76

California Baptist

59

McMurray

53

Oklahoma Christian

49

Fresno Pacific

48

Olivet Nazarene

41

Union

38

Roberts Wesleyan

37.5

Cedarville

36.5

Points are awarded by national finish as follows:

1st      

12

2nd

9

3rd

8

4th

6

5th

5

6th

4

7th

3

8th

1

 
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