Sierra College finished second in the CCCAA standings for the National Alliance of Two-Year College Athletic Administrators all-sports competition for 2017-18, behind Mt. San Antonio College. Sierra has been a constant among the top-10 finishers since winning the NATYCAA Cup during its first year in 2003-04.
The Wolverines didn’t win any state championships in 2017-18 but had three runner-up performances in men’s swimming and diving, women’s golf and women’s water polo. This marks the second time Sierra has finished as high as second in the final standings after also doing so in 2006-07.
Mt. San Antonio scored 175 points to take home top honors, Sierra College was second with 153.5. San Joaquin Delta from Stockton (149.5), Orange Coast (148.0) and Fresno City (144.0) rounded out the top five.
A college is awarded points based on its team’s 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 history of the NATYCAA Cup is available on the CCCAA website, http://cccaasports.org/NATYCAA/index
NATYCAA is the professional organization of two-year college athletic administrators and membership is open to all two-year institutions throughout the country. The NATYCAA Awards were designed to recognize and reward overall program excellence at the two-year college level. The criterion for the State Association’s division was developed by the CCCAA in conjunction with the California Community College Sports Information Association (CCCSIA).