SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (March 13, 2018) – The Western New England University women's and men's teams are in fourth and eighth place, respectively, in the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) All-Sports Trophy standings through the end of the winter season, the league office announced on Tuesday afternoon.
On the women's side, Western New England was the only school to move up in the standings as the basketball team finished fourth in the regular season standings, good for seven points. Their 2017-18 total now stands at 37 points across six sports.
The Golden Bear men received a combined 7.5 points from the basketball (3.5) and ice hockey (3) teams' performances. They dropped from fourth to eighth and now have 27.5 total points through the conclusion of the winter sports seasons.
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 following the conclusion of the CCC spring season.
ABOUT THE COMMONWEALTH COAST CONFERENCE
The Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC), founded in 1984, is an NCAA Division III athletic conference comprised of ten full member and four associate member institutions throughout the New England region. Its membership aims to provide student-athletes with a positive experience in their pursuit of excellence through high academic standards, quality competition, and a meaningful student life. The conference administers championships in 18 intercollegiate sports.