Denison won eight league titles in women's soccer, volleyball, men's swimming & diving, baseball, women's golf, men's lacrosse, men's tennis and women's tennis and posted 14 additional top-five finishes during the 2021-22 academic year to win its league-leading 18th North Coast Athletic Conference All-Sports Championship. Beyond Denison’s eight championship titles, the Big Red posted four second-place showings in women's swimming & diving, men’s golf, women's lacrosse, and men’s outdoor track & field and a share of second in field hockey. The Big Red also added two third-place finishes in men's cross country and men's soccer, and a share of third in softball to cement their spot atop the standings with a total of 190.5 points.
DePauw, which has won three All-Sports titles, took second in the final standings behind Denison with 165.5 points. The Tigers earned top-five finishes in 17 championship sports, which included winning conference titles in men’s cross country, women's basketball, softball and the program’s first title in football. Wooster placed third with 143.0 points after logging 13 top-five finishes, while Kenyon finished fourth in the final standings with 135.5 points after capturing 12 top-five finishes and five league titles in field hockey, men’s soccer and women’s lacrosse to go along with the program’s first title in men’s golf and its league-leading 27th championship in women’s swimming & diving. Wittenberg checked in at fifth with 131.0 points after 13 top-five finishes.
Ohio Wesleyan finished sixth overall with 124.0 points and 11 top-five finishes, while Oberlin finished seventh with 113.0 total points, which included 11 top-five finishes with league titles in women's indoor track & field and women's outdoor track & field. Allegheny finished eighth with 106.5 points and the league title in women’s cross country, while Wabash finished ninth with 71.5 points in 11 men's sports including league titles in men’s indoor track & field, men’s outdoor track & field and the program’s first-ever men's basketball championship. Hiram finished 10th overall with 40.0 total points.
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), and then a tie between Denison and OWU in 2009. Wittenberg earned its second All-Sports title in 2010, followed by Denison in 2011 and DePauw in 2012. Denison then claimed back-to-back titles in 2013 and 2014, before DePauw regained the championship in 2015. The Big Red then reclaimed the title during the 2015-16 academic year, while DePauw recaptured the prize again in 2016-17 before Denison once again earned back-to-back titles in 2018 and 2019. An all-sports trophy was not awarded in 2020 or 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Denison leads the way with 165 team championships during the NCAC's 38 playing seasons. Ohio Wesleyan is next with 157 titles, followed by Kenyon (130), Allegheny (119), Wittenberg (110), Wooster (84), DePauw (37), Wabash (31), Oberlin (25) and Hiram (2).
North Coast Athletic Conference 2021-22
|Men's Standings||1.||Denison||190.5||Women's Standings|
|10.||Hiram||14.0||* - Wabash is an all-male institution|
2021-22 - Denison
Note: All files posted in .pdf format.