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W&J In Position For Another PAC Men’s All-Sports Trophy
WASHINGTON, Pa. – Washington & Jefferson College appears to be in position to win its league-record ninth consecutive Presidents’ Athletic Conference Men’s All-Sports Trophy.
Heading into the spring season, the W&J men’s athletic teams have accumulated 39 points to open a six-point edge on Grove City (33). The last time Washington & Jefferson did not capture the men’s all-sports trophy was in 2004 when Grove City and Westminster tied atop the standings.
Waynesburg (29), Thomas More (27.5), Saint Vincent (27), Thiel (25.5), Westminster (20.5), Bethany (19.5) and Geneva (18) round out the men’s standings.
On the women’s side, Grove City (47) leads Westminster (41.5) for the all-sports trophy. Westminster is the defending all-sports trophy winner.
W&J is tied with Thomas More for fourth with 36 points, behind Saint Vincent (39.5), but ahead of Waynesburg (30.5), Geneva (29.5), Thiel (22.5), Bethany (22.5) and Chatham (15). The Presidents and Saints tied for fourth place in the final 2011-12 standings.
The PAC all-sports trophies are awarded annually to the schools which perform the best across the board in league competition. First-place finishes are worth 10 points (nine for men), second place is worth nine points (eight for men) and so on.
Seven team champions will be crowned during the spring season in the sports of baseball, softball, men’s tennis, men’s and women’s track & field and men’s and women’s golf.
Founded in 1955, the Presidents’ Athletic Conference continues its mission of promoting intercollegiate athletics and the pursuit of academic excellence. Consisting of 10 select private institutions in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Kentucky, the PAC remains a unique organization in this day of high pressure intercollegiate athletics. With academics at the center of each member’s philosophy, the PAC is built on the principle that an athletic program is a part of college life, but not an entity in itself. The PAC annually crowns champions in 19 sports (10 men, nine women).