W&J Captures Eighth-Straight PAC Men’s All-Sports Trophy
WASHINGTON, Pa. – For the eighth consecutive year, the Washington & Jefferson College has won the Presidents’ Athletic Conference Men’s All-Sports Trophy. The Presidents’ teams totaled 60.5 points to edge Saint Vincent (58) for the prestigious trophy.
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.
The Washington & Jefferson College women’s sports teams tied with Thomas More for fourth place with 50.5 points. Westminster used a strong spring to claim the women’s title with 72 points. Grove City was second with 61.5 followed by Saint Vincent (53), W&J, Thomas More, Bethany (46), Waynesburg (45), Geneva (43), Thiel (31.5) and Chatham (14).
Behind W&J and Saint Vincent in the men’s standings were Grove City (52.5), Westminster (52), Thiel (45.5), Thomas More (45), Waynesburg (38.5), Bethany (37.5) and Geneva (25.5).
Washington & Jefferson used a conference championship in men’s golf and second-place showings in baseball and track & field to seal its eighth-straight men’s trophy. During the fall, W&J was also the runner-up in football.
Two of the Presidents’ men’s teams are currently competing in NCAA Division III tournaments as the golf team is playing its second round at the national championship in Florida and the baseball squad is the No. 2 seed at the Mideast Regional hosted by Marietta College (Ohio).
The W&J women’s teams earned a second-place finish in golf and third place in track & field to land in the fourth spot for the final standings.
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).