Wells Earns Its Highest-Ever NEAC President’s Cup Ranking

Wells Earns Its Highest-Ever NEAC President’s Cup Ranking

GANSEVOORT, N.Y. – The Wells College Department of Athletics has earned its highest-ever percentage ranking in the North Eastern Athletic Conference President’s Cup Standings during the 2012-13 season, the conference office announced this past Wednesday at their annual retreat. Earning 66 out of a possible 118 points, Wells sports teams accounted for a .5593 percentage, the most points earned since a sixth place ranking after the 2009-10 athletic season (.5481).

The conference’s President’s Cup is awarded based on each institution’s overall winning percentage from the past academic year. This percentage is calculated through a points system that takes into account each school’s finish in the final regular season standings for each team sport and the championship finish for each individual sport sponsored within the NEAC.

“Our strong placement in the NEAC President’s Cup standings is a testament to not only our dedicated student-athletes, but our hard-working coaches and support staff,” said Director of Athletics Michael Borsz. “To consistently improve our performance on a year-by-year basis while adding to our cadre of sports since joining the NEAC is something that our entire campus community should be very proud of. I am looking forward to seeing our continued growth carry into next year.”

Since joining the NEAC prior to the 2007-08 academic year, Wells has maintained or increased its placement in the President’s Cup rankings in all but one year. The Express have also added at least one NEAC sport prior to each athletic year with the exception of the 2009-10 season. Additionally, Wells men’s teams placed sixth overall in 2012-13 amongst their competitors, their highest ranking (.5435) since joining the conference. Last season, the Wells women placed fifth out of 13 total schools – this season, the Express finished sixth overall in the league.

The Nittany Lions of Penn St.-Berks and Penn St.-Abington finished first and second overall, respectively, in the President’s Cup standings. Keuka placed third while the Wildcats of SUNY Institute of Technology earned fourth place. Amongst the seven private NEAC institutions, Wells placed second overall behind the Storm of Keuka College.

To help boost the school’s ranking in the standings, the men’s and women’s swimming programs earned NEAC championships in 2012-13 while both the men’s and women’s basketball teams earned postseason berths. The men’s soccer team posted its best NEAC record since earning varsity status prior to the 2007-08 season while women’s tennis earned placement in the NEAC West championship match for the second-consecutive season.

For a full list of standings, click here to visit the official NEAC press release.

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