Claims 14th NCAC All-Sports Championship
Denison posted top-five finishes in 19-of-23 sports to earn the
North Coast Athletic Conference All-Sports Championship for the
14th time in school history. The Big Red opened the year with
top-five finishes in six of the seven fall sports, and continued
their dominance in the winter season with four more top-five
finishes, including league titles in men's and women's swimming
& diving. DU kept its momentum rolling into the spring
season as the Big Red finished in the top-five in nine of the 10
sports, including the outright league title in men's lacrosse. The Big
Red secured the 2014 All-Sports title with 172.0 points, edging out
DePauw (165.0) by seven points.
To go along with their three outright league titles, the Big Red also earned a share of the conference championship in field hockey and women's soccer. DU picked up two second-place finishes on the year in women's indoor track & field and women's tennis to help secure the All-Sports Trophy for the second year in a row.
DePauw, which won the 2012 NCAC All-Sports title, finished second in the final standings after totaling 165.0 points during the 2013-14 academic year. The Tigers picked up top-five finishes in 15 championship sports, including league titles in field hockey, women's basketball, baseball, women's golf, softball and women's tennis. Wittenberg finished third with 145.5 points, followed by Ohio Wesleyan (140.5), Kenyon (133.0), Allegheny (123.0), Wooster (119.0), Oberlin (118.0), Wabash (69.5) and Hiram (44.5).
The All-Sports champion earns the Dennis M. Collins All-Sports Trophy, given annually to the school that performs the best across the NCAC's 23 sports. Ten points are awarded for a first-place finish, nine for a second, eight for a third, and so on. Men's and women's performances are combined, exemplifying the North Coast's commitment to equity and balance among programs. Wooster won three of the first four All-Sports championships, interrupted only by Denison in year two. Ohio Wesleyan followed with a six-year run leading to titles by Wooster (twice), Wittenberg (once), Denison (nine), OWU (twice), a tie between Denison and OWU in 2009. Wittenberg earned its second All-Sports title in 2010, followed by Denison in 2011, DePauw in 2012 and Denison again last year.
Ohio Wesleyan leads the way with 140 team championships during the NCAC's 30 playing seasons. Denison is next with 128 titles, followed by Allegheny (110), Kenyon (101) , Wittenberg (86), Wooster (78), Wabash (17), DePauw (15), Oberlin (13) and Hiram (2).
North Coast Athletic
Conference 2013-14 All-Sports Standings
|* Wabash is an all-male institution|
2013-14 - Denison
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