TOWSON, Md. --- At the end of the winter sports season, Moravian College leads the Landmark Conference in the Presidents' Trophy standings. The Presidents' Trophy was created in the inaugural year of the conference to recognize the best overall athletics program.
Moravian, which has captured the Presidents' Trophy three times including 2007-08, 2008-09 and 2010-11, jumped five spots to lead the eight institutions after finishing the fall season in sixth place.
The Greyhounds ended their winter season with three championship teams and every team participated in their respective postseason championship this winter. Moravian earned a total of 39 points between the men's basketball and men's and women's indoor track & field teams after all raced their way to a Landmark title. The four winter teams combine to earn 51 points, or an average of 8.20 to lead the eight members.
The University of Scranton won the women's basketball title to help the Royals take the number two spot in the standings, and finished in the top-three in men's and women's swimming & diving to help them earn 39.6 points for an average of 7.66.
After leading the field after the fall season, Elizabethtown dropped to No. 3. The women's basketball team earned seven points after finishing third in the regular season standings and was awarded an additional bonus point for making the Landmark championships. The Blue Jays averaged 7.54 points at the end of the winter season.
Susquehanna University won its eighth women's swimming & diving title to earn 15 points. The River Hawks also placed third in men's and women's indoor track & field to total 16 points between the two squads. SU ends the winter season with an average of 7.53.
About the Landmark Presidents Trophy:
The Trophy is awarded based on a formula that rewards institutions for regular season conference standings as well as results in Landmark postseason competition. The point structure was revised in the summer of 2015 with different point hierarchies for team and individual sports, but the maximum number of points any team can earn is 15. The total number of points each institution earns is divided by the number of Landmark sports sponsored to determine the average.
Release Courtesy of Landmark Conference Office