Mary Washington Has A 19-Point Lead In 2012-13 Richard C. Cook All-Sports Award Race

Mary Washington Has A 19-Point Lead In 2012-13 Richard C. Cook All-Sports Award Race

YORK, Pa. — With the help of three championships during the winter season added on to a pair of titles in the fall season, Mary Washington has extended its lead in the chase for the 2012-13 Capital Athletic Conference Richard C. Cook All-Sports Award to 19 points heading into the spring season.

UMW, trying to snap a seven-year drought in winning the CAC’s all-sports trophy, added championships in men’s swimming, women’s swimming and women’s indoor track and field in the winter season. Additionally, the women’s basketball and men’s indoor track & field teams both finished second, helping the Eagles gain 51 of 60 possible points during the winter season.

The 51 points in the winter, coupled with the 46.50 points gained in the fall season when the Eagles’ women’s cross country and field hockey teams won CAC championships, give Mary Washington 97.50 points heading into the spring campaign. That’s a 19-point lead over second-place Salisbury (78.50), the seven-time defending CAC all-sports award champion.

Salisbury won the men’s indoor track & field crown, finished second in women’s indoor track & field and had strong seasons in both men’s and women’s basketball to hold on to second place in the standing - eight points ahead of third-place York (70.00). The Sea Gulls, who won the volleyball title in the fall season, have finished among the top three teams in the CAC in 10 of 12 sports this year.

Following York in the all-sports standings are St. Mary’s (53.00), Frostburg State (40.00), Marymount (36.50) and Wesley (24.00). St. Mary’s took a solid hold on fourth place in the overall standings by winning the men’s basketball crown for the fourth time in the last six years and placing second in both men’s and women’s swimming. Marymount closed the gap with the teams above in the standings by winning the women’s basketball championship.

Mary Washington is also leading the pack in both the Men’s Commissioners Award and Women’s Commissioners Award standings. The Eagles have a three-point lead in the men’s sports standings and a 15.5-point lead in the women’s sports standings.

Defending Men’s Commissioners Award co-champion York held the lead after the fall season based on men’s cross country and men’s soccer championships, but UMW’s strong winter gave the Eagles a three-point lead heading into the spring season. Salisbury won all three crowns last year, although the Gulls shared the Men’s Commissioners Award title with York. It was York’s third-straight championship in the men’s sports standings.

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2012-13 RICHARD C. COOK ALL-SPORTS AWARD (through 12 of 21 sports): 1. Mary Washington 97.50; 2. Salisbury 78.50; 3. York 70.00; 4. St. Mary’s 53.50; 5. Frostburg State 40.00; 6. Marymount 36.50; 7. Wesley 24.00

2012-13 MEN’S COMMISSIONERS AWARD (fthrough 5 of 10 men’s sports): 1. Mary Washington 37.00; 2. York 33.50, 3. Salisbury 33.50; 4. St. Mary’s 24.50; 5. Frostburg State 17.00; 6. Wesley 11.00; 7. Marymount 9.50

2012-13 WOMEN’S COMMISSIONERS AWARD (through 7 of 11 women’s sports): 1. Mary Washington 60.50; 2. Salisbury 45.00; 3. York 36.50; 4. St. Mary’s 29.00; 5. Marymount 27.00; 6. Frostburg State 23.00; 7. Wesley 13.00