June 3, 2014

UMW Men Take Top Spot in VaSID All-Sports Standings; Eagles Place Fourth in Overall Standings

NEWPORT NEWS, VA. – The University of Mary Washington men's varsity athletic teams placed in first place in the men's standings, and the Eagles teams finished fourth in the overall combined standings in the 2013-14 Virginia Sports Information Directors' All-Sports Award standings. For the sixth year in a row, Christopher Newport University took top honors.  CNU has won the title every year since 2008-09.  This survey ranks the overall winning percentages of non-NCAA Division I schools in the state.

The Captains went 229-100-4 to finish with a 69.4% winning percentage as they made their transition from the USA South Athletic Conference to the Capital Athletic Conference.  CNU teams won six CAC titles and made five NCAA Division III National Championship tournament appearances.

CNU edged out Virginia State University for the overall title as the Trojans came in with a 135-65 record for a 67.5% winning percentage.  The Trojans won a pair of Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association titles and made six NCAA Division II National Championship tournament appearances.  This marks the highest finish in at least the last 14 years for the Trojans in the survey.

The Apprentice School was third for the second straight year as the Builders went a combined 94-46 for a 67.1% winning percentage.  Five teams for the Builders made appearances in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association National Championship events.

Rounding out the top five were the University of Mary Washington (65.7%) and Randolph-Macon College (63.5%).

Winning the men's division was the University of Mary Washington with a 95-45 record for a 67.9% winning percentage.  Christopher Newport University was second with an 87-48-2 mark for a 64.2% winning percentage, while The Apprentice School was third with a 72-41 record for a 63.7% winning percentage.

On the women's side, the Apprentice School had the best percentage as the Lady Builders basketball team finished 22-5 for an 81.5% winning percentage.  Virginia State University was second as the Lady Trojans blistered to a 78-26 mark for a 75% winning percentage.  CNU was third as the Lady Captains finished 142-52-2 to win 72.96% of its contests.

Washington & Lee University shared the most conference titles with CNU as both won six.  University of Mary Washington and Lynchburg College had five conference crowns apiece.  In post-season appearances, University of Mary Washington had seven with Virginia State right behind with six.