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Patriot League (Summer 2014)

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Navy's Patriot League Champions and Award Winners by Sport

Now in its third decade as an all-sport conference combining academic and athletic excellence, the Patriot League sponsors championships in 24 men and women's sports. Initially started as an NCAA Division I-AA football conference in 1986, the Patriot League became an all-sport conference in 1990 and includes American, Army, Boston University, Bucknell, Colgate, Holy Cross, Lafayette, Lehigh, Loyola and Navy as full members, and Fordham, Georgetown, MIT and Richmond as associate members. These institutions are among the oldest and most prestigious in the nation and their alumni have and continue to play leadership roles in shaping our country.

Since 1998, the Patriot League has ranked first each year among all Division I conferences awarding athletic aid in the NCAA Graduation Rate Report. The League also had more than 93 percent of its teams score above the national APR average in the most recent data, and 92 Patriot League teams earned NCAA Academic Performance Program Public Recognition Awards after posting academic progress rate scores in the top 10 percent of all squads in their respective sports.

The Patriot League's mission is simple: to provide successful competitive athletic experiences while maintaining high academic standards, and to prepare its student-athletes to be leaders in society.

During the 2013-14 academic year, Patriot League student-athletes and teams have accomplished the following:

2013-14 PATRIOT LEAGUE HONORS

TEAM TITLES (9)

COACH OF THE YEAR (7)

ATHLETE OF THE YEAR (10)

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR ()

SCHOLAR-ATHLETE OF THE YEAR (3)

TOURNAMENT MOST VALUABLE PLAYER (2)

THE PRESIDENTS' CUP

Navy's athletic program earned its second Patriot League Presidents' Cup title in three years during the 2013-14 season. The Mids garnered their first league award for overall excellence during the 2011-12 campaign before placing second by just one-half of a point -- the closest margin in league history -- in the 2012-13 season.

Points for the Presidents' Cup are awarded based upon a combination of an institution's regular-season and tournament finishes in each sport. The Mids have now placed either first or second in the overall standings in each of the last eight years. These showings are in spite of Navy ranking in the lower half of the league for the number of league sports it offers.

Navy's teams combined to win six league titles -- men's cross country, men's soccer, men's swimming & diving, women's swimming & diving, men's indoor track & field, men's outdoor track & field -- and three additional league regular season titles -- men's soccer, women's soccer, women's basketball -- to accrue 148 points and edge league-newcomer Boston University (seven championships) in the 2013-14 standings by 3.25 points.

In addition to its overall victory, Navy also placed second in both the respective men's and women's team standings. Navy's men's teams have placed either first or second in its tabulation seven times in the last 11 years, while the Navy women's teams have finished in either first or second place in its scoring in five of the last six seasons.

Navy has led all schools with a combined 22 league titles won over the last three seasons. The Mids amassed nine team crowns during the 2011-12 season –– the most won by a school since the 1996-97 season –– and tallied seven championships in the 2012-13 year before claiming six titles during the 2013-14 season. Those 22 crowns earned by Navy are more than double the total won by the program with the next highest total (10, Bucknell) and account for nearly one-third of the 71 championships awarded by the league over the last three seasons.

Navy's Recent Finishes in Overall Presidents' Cup Standings

2012-13Second
2011-12FIRST
2010-11Second
2009-10Second
2008-09Second
2007-08Second
2006-07Second
2005-06Fourth
2004-05Fourth
2003-04Fifth

Navy's Top Finishes in Women's Presidents' Cup Standings

2012-13FIRST
2011-12FIRST
2009-10Second
2008-09Second

Navy's Top Finishes in Men's Presidents' Cup Standings

2011-12Second
2010-11Second
2007-08FIRST
2006-07Second
2004-05Second
2003-04FIRST (TIED)
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