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The Richard C. Cook All-Sports Award will be presented annually to the conference member accumulating the most points toward the award during the academic year. The 1991-1992 seasons marked the first annual presentation of the award. The award will be representative of the "total" athletic program as determined by the conference and should be recognized as a symbol of excellence.

Philosophy

An attempt was made to base the award system on a sound philosophy in order to develop a rational method of point calculation. The philosophy of the CAC and Division III of the National Collegiate Athletic Association encourages broadbased athletic programs, gives equal emphasis on all sports and especially recognizes the impact of athletic participation on the student-athlete.

Point System

The Richard C. Cook All-Sports Award point system is determined by the 19 different conference sports in the fall, winter and spring. The Board of Directors agreed to implement this system for calculating the Commissioner's Award and the President's Awards, beginning with the 2007-08 academic year. The base point system adjusts to equal total number of full member institutions. Currently, the nine-member conference uses a 9-point base in each sport that conducts a regular season and a championship tournament. Points are awarded based on the number of teams sponsoring the sport:

9 teams: 9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1
8 teams: 9-8-7-6-5-4-3-1
7 teams: 9-8-7-6-5-3-1
6 teams: 9-8-7-6-3-1

Teams gain an addition one point for each CAC playoff win for a maximum of 12 points in any sport (except baseball and softball, where final tournament finish determines playoff points awarded). Teams with byes receive a point for the bye only if the team wins its semifinal contest. If a team with a bye loses in the semifinal round, the extra "bye" point is not awarded.

In baseball and softball, where teams can play more than 3 games in a double-elimination tournament format, the final three teams in the tournament receive playoff points on a 3 (champion) - 2 (runner-up) - 1 (semifinalist) basis.

In sports determined only by the championship competition, a 12-point system will be used. Points are awarded based on the number of teams sponsoring the sport. "Playoff points" are factored in, based on tournament standings, to give equal value to potential points earned in sports with regular-season and post-season competitions:

9 teams: 12-10-8-7-5-4-3-2-1
8 teams: 12-10-8-7-5-4-3-1
7 teams: 12-10-8-7-5-3-1
6 teams: 12-10-8-7-3-1
5 teams: 12-10-8-7-1

 

 

 Overall Champion        

Men's Champion           

 Women's Champion         

 2010-11  Salisbury  York  Mary Washington & Salisbury (tie)

 2009-10

 Salisbury  York  Salisbury

 2008-09

 Salisbury  Salisbury  Salisbury

 2007-08      

 Salisbury 

 Salisbury

 Salisbury

 2006-07

 Salisbury

 

 

 2005-06

 Salisbury

 

 

 2004-05

 Mary Washington        

 

 

 2003-04

 Mary Washington

 

 

 2002-03

 Mary Washington

 

 

 2001-02

 Mary Washington

 

 

 2000-01

 Salisbury

 

 

 1999-00

 Salisbury

 

 

 1998-99

 Salisbury

 

 

 1997-98

 Mary Washington

 

 

 1996-97

 Mary Washington

 

 

 1995-96

 Mary Washington

 

 

 1994-95

 Mary Washington

 

 

 1993-94

 Mary Washington

 

 

 1992-93

 Mary Washington

 

 

 1991-92

 Mary Washington