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Centre wins inaugural SAA Presidents Trophy

Following one of the most successful all-around athletic years in its history, Centre was awarded the inaugural Southern Athletic Association Presidents Trophy upon the release of the final standings by the conference on Monday.

Centre won by a wide margin in the standings, accumulating 905 points, which was 142.5 points better than the 762.5 point total posted by Rhodes. Birmingham-Southern came in a close third with a total of 755 points.

The Colonels also finished atop the standings for both genders, scoring 417.5 in the men's sports to top Birmingham-Southern's 377.5, and scoring 487.5 on the women's side to 402.5 for second place Rhodes.

Points in the Presidents Trophy standings are awarded for final standings in the regular season in sports that play a regular season and are awarded for order of finish in championship play for sports that do not.

Centre won or tied for regular season championships in men's and women's soccer, men's and women's basketball and men's lacrosse. Centre also claimed SAA postseason championships in men's and women's cross country, women's soccer, men's basketball, men's and women's swimming and women's golf.

The Presidents Trophy marks Centre's first all-sport conference championship since claiming the Presidents Trophy in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference in the 1991-92 academic year. Centre won a total of five Presidents Trophies during its time in the SCAC and CAC.