Sierra College athletics rank third in state

By: Press Tribune sports staff
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The California Community College Athletic Association, in association with the National Alliance of Two-Year College Athletic Administrators has named Sierra College third in the state for overall athletic excellence. This is the sixth year that NATYCAA has sponsored a State Associations division. Sierra captured the inaugural award in 2003-04. Fresno City College won the award in 2004-05 and again in 2007-08, while Long Beach City College claimed the top spot in 2005-06 and Orange Coast won in 2006-07. “This will be the Wolverines’ fourth trophy in the last six years since the NATYCAA Cup has been in existence,” said John Volek, Sierra’s dean of athletics. “One first, one second and two third place finishes. Our coaches and athletes have done a great job.” This year’s first place cup went to Mt. San Antonio College with a score of 168.5 points. Finishing second was Cerritos College with 168 points, followed by Sierra with 166.5 points. A college is awarded points based on its teams’ final positions in post-conference competition. Each college’s top-five men’s and top-five women’s team results count toward the school’s overall point total. Complete standings, scoring criteria, and a history of the NATYCAA Cup are available on the CCCAA Web site,