COD wraps up 6th place finish in PCAC

COD wraps up 6th place finish in PCAC

College of the Desert finished sixth against other Pacific Coast Athletic Conference teams in results released recently in the final standings of the 2016-17 NATYCAA Cup.

COD Athletics ended the 2016-2017 year impressively, as Men's Golf won a Conference championship and Conference Coach of the Year honors and Men's Tennis sent two to the CCCAA State Finals. During the fall, Women's Golf won Conference MVP honors and sent two student athletes to the CCCAA State Finals.

Desert placed 62nd amongst all 109 Community Colleges with sports programs in the state, finishing sixth in the 12-team Pacific Coast Athletic Conference. In the 13 years since the NATYCAA Cup started COD finished 32nd in 2003-04, 26th in 2004-2005, 47th in 2005-2006, 31st in 2006-2007, 44th in 2007-2008, 33rd in 2008-2009, 54th in 2009-2010, 44th in 2010-2011, 38th in 2011-2012, 44th in 2012-2013, 25th in 2013-2014, 26th in 2014-2015, and 38th in 2015-2016.

If NATYCAA subtracted the sports we did not compete in during the 2016-17 season here at Desert (women's tennis, women's track, men's track, men's water polo, women's water polo, wrestling, women's badminton, men's swimming, women's swimming, women's beach volleyball, and men's volleyball) from the points total from other Community Colleges, Desert finishes 50th statewide and 28th in Southern California in the 2016-17 NATYCAA Cup.

The California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA), in association with the National Alliance of Two-Year College Athletic Administrators (NATYCAA) selects a winner via a points system.

A college is awarded points based on its teams' final positions in post-conference competition. Each college's top-five men's and top-five women's team results count toward the school's overall point total. Complete standings, scoring criteria, and a history of the NATYCAA Cup are available on the CCCAA website,

NATYCAA is the professional organization of two-year college athletic administrators and membership is open to all two-year institutions from throughout the country. The NATYCAA Awards were designed to recognize and reward overall program excellence at the two-year college level. The criteria for the State Associations division were developed by the CCCAA in conjunction with the California Community College Sports Information Association (CCCSIA).

This is the thirteenth year that NATYCAA has sponsored a State Association's division. Sierra College captured the inaugural award in 2003-04, Fresno City College won the award in 2004-05, Long Beach City College claimed the top spot in 2005-06, Orange Coast won in 2006-07, Fresno City took the award for the second time in the 2007-08 season, Mt. San Antonio won in 2008-09, Orange Coast won for the second time during 2009-10, Mt. SAC won their second Cup in 2010-11, Fresno City earned their third victory in 2011-12, Mt. SAC won their third Cup in 2012-13, Mt. SAC won their fourth Cup in 2013-14, Mt. SAC won their fifth Cup in 2014-15, Mt. SAC won their sixth Cup in 2015-16 and Mt. San Antonio won the award for the seventh time this year.

You can see the NATYCAA Cup 2016-17 Final Leader Board, HERE.
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