University of Mary Washington’s Division III athletes scored big in this season’s Capital Athletic Conference competition. Landing in a trio of top spots for the 2018-19 season, Eagles raked in the most points in both the men’s and women’s all-sports Commissioner’s Cup contests, as well as in the overall category.
Interim Athletic Director Patrick Catullo, Vice President for Student Affairs Juliette Landphair and President Troy Paino accepted the awards at a CAC meeting at UMW this morning.
“What an honor for UMW Athletics,” Catullo said. “Knowing how hard our student-athletes, coaches and staff work, along with the incredible support from across campus, I feel particular pride in these all-conference accomplishments. A big congrats to all!”
Eagles teams captured eight titles among the CAC’s 22 sports this season, taking top spots in men’s soccer, men’s and women’s swimming, men’s and women’s tennis, men’s and women’s outdoor track and field, and volleyball. UMW athletes also collected seven additional top-three finishes.
Their efforts won them the CAC’s Men’s Commissioner’s Award with 68.5 points in 10 men’s sports, Women’s Commissioner’s Award with 88 points in 12 women’s sports and Richard C. Cook All-Sports Award with a combined total of 156.5 points.
With its season-long tally, UMW Athletics edged out second-place Christopher Newport University by 7.5 points. Salisbury University in Maryland finished third.
This morning’s awards mark the Eagles’ 13th CAC all-sports trophy, third Women’s Commissioner’s Award and first Men’s Commissioner’s Award.
“For so many of us at Mary Washington, watching our student-athletes on the field, on the court and in the pool brings tremendous joy,” Landphair said. “Go, Eagles!”
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