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UCSD Athletics Director Earl Edwards accepts the CCAA Commissioner's Cup from the league's Carol Rivera.
UC San Diego Wins Second Consecutive CCAA Commissioner's Cup
Release: Wednesday 06/07/2017 

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
Rank Institution Points
1. UC San Diego 97.62
2. Chico State 95.00
3. Cal Poly Pomona 82.94
4. Sonoma State 72.69
5. Cal State San Bernardino 71.84
6. Stanislaus State 71.53
7. Cal State East Bay 59.76
8. Cal State LA 56.49
9. Humboldt State 54.19
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
Friday, August 25
W Soccer at University of San Diego (exhibition)
7:00 PM
San Diego
Thursday, August 31
W Soccer vs. Point Loma
7:00 PM
UC San Diego
M Soccer at Biola
7:00 PM
La Mirada
Friday, September 01
W Volleyball at Alaska Anchorage
8:30 AM
San Diego (Point Loma)
W Volleyball at Azusa Pacific
1:00 PM
San Diego (Point Loma)
Cross Country at California Baptist Lancer Invitational
5:00 PM
Saturday, September 02
M Water Polo vs. Chapman
8:00 AM
UC San Diego
W Volleyball at Simon Fraser
10:45 AM
San Diego (Point Loma)
M Water Polo vs. Long Beach State
5:00 PM
UC San Diego
M Soccer vs. Occidental
5:00 PM
UC San Diego
W Soccer vs. Central Washington
7:00 PM
UC San Diego
W Volleyball at Point Loma
8:00 PM
San Diego (Point Loma)
Sunday, September 03
M Water Polo vs. TBD
UC San Diego
Tuesday, September 05
W Soccer vs. Concordia Irvine
7:00 PM
UC San Diego
Thursday, September 07
W Volleyball at Concordia (OR)
5:30 PM
Ellensburg, WA
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