POMONA, Calif. - The University of California San Diego Department of Intercollegiate Athletics was awarded its second straight California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Robert J. Hiegert Commissioner's Cup Tuesday evening at the league's Hall of Fame ceremony.
The award, named in honor of former commissioner and CCAA Hall of Famer, Robert J. Hiegert, is given to the conference member institution with the highest aggregate ranking in eight of the league's 12 championship sport offerings.
UC San Diego collected a conference-best 97.62 points after winning regular season championship titles in men's soccer, women's soccer, men's basketball and women's basketball, while also earning CCAA Tournament banners in men's and women's soccer as well as men's basketball.
Also contributing to UCSD's victory was a second-place finish in men's track and field, a third-place finish in baseball and a fourth-place finish in both women's volleyball and women's track and field.
UC San Diego has now won the CCAA Commissioner's Cup seven times since the award's inception (2005-06). It captured the cup for five consecutive seasons between 2006 and 2010.
Chico State (95.00) finished as runner-up, trailing the Tritons by less than three points. Cal Poly Pomona (82.94) placed third and was followed by Sonoma State (72.69), Cal State San Bernardino (71.84), Stanislaus State (71.53), Cal State East Bay (59.76), Cal State LA (56.49), Humboldt State (54.19), San Francisco State (53.52), Cal State Monterey Bay (46.29), Cal State San Marcos (44.7) and Cal State Dominguez Hills (39.13).
An institution's Hiegert Cup ranking is calculated using its top two conference finishes in the fall, winter and spring sports seasons, as well as the highest two other team finishes, regardless of season.
A school's numerical finish for team sports (soccer, volleyball, basketball, baseball, softball) is determined by regular season standings, while individual sports (cross country, men's golf, track and field) finishes are determined by placings at the season-ending championship event.
Institutions that win the CCAA Tournament in all team sports will receive an additional point to their regular season finish in those respective sports.
This year, the scoring changed from a low-point system to a high-point system and the points received for each sport were dependent on the number of institutions that sponsor that particular sport.
|2016-17 CCAA Commissioner's Cup Final Standings
|1.||UC San Diego||97.62|
|3.||Cal Poly Pomona||82.94|
|5.||Cal State San Bernardino||71.84|
|7.||Cal State East Bay||59.76|
|8.||Cal State LA||56.49|
|10.||San Francisco State||53.52|
|11.||Cal State Monterey Bay||46.29|
|12.||Cal State San Marcos||44.70|
|13.||Cal State Dominguez Hills||39.13|