SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (March 20, 2017) – The Western New England University women's and men's teams are in fourth and sixth place, respectively, in the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) All-Sports Trophy standings through the end of the winter season, the league office announced last week.
The Western New England women, who sat in sixth place following the fall season with 33 points, jumped to fourth after receiving nine points for the basketball team's second consecutive run to the CCC title game.
The Golden Bear men received two points from the basketball team and three from the ice hockey team, dropping from third to sixth place in the standings with 21 total points.
The All-Sports Trophies have been awarded annually since 2013-14 to the schools that perform the best across the board in league competition. In each sport, points are awarded based on CCC championship and CCC runner-up finishes in the conference tournament followed by the regular season finish of the remaining teams. The CCC champion receives 10 points and the CCC runner-up receives nine points.
The regular season finish of the remaining teams is used to determine the number of points for those programs. The team with the highest regular season finish, excluding the tournament champion and runner-up, receives eight points with the next team down receiving seven points. The process continues until all teams have been awarded points. In the event of a tie, each tied team receives the average of the sum of the spots for which they are competing.
After the total points are calculated, points are then divided by the number of CCC sports that each school sponsors to arrive at an average score.
The All-Sports Trophy standings will be updated again in May following the conclusion of the CCC spring season.