CLEVELAND - The Monroe Community College athletic program has finished in seventh place in the scholarship division for the 2015-2016 NATYCAA Cup.
Rankings in the NATYCAA Cup are formulated by awarding NJCAA institutions with points based on competition at NJCAA Championship events. A first-place finish is worth 20 points; second place is worth 19 points; etc. The top five male and female finishes from each school qualify for points in the standings.
Iowa Central CC won the Scholarship Division, finishing with 194.5 points. Tyler Junior College was second with 146 points, and Iowa Western was third with 142.
Monroe finished with 112 points. The Tribunes were led by the women's lacrosse team, which won its fourth straight NJCAA national championship and sixth in seventh years.
MCC's women's swimming and diving team capped an outstanding season with a third-place finish at the NJCAA championship meet, while the Lady Tribune basketball and volleyball teams each placed fourth. It was the best-ever finish for the volleyball program.
The men's swimming and diving team placed fifth at nationals and the golf team was sixth. Men's basketball placed seventh, and baseball was also a national participant.
The 2015-2016 academic year marks the 13th year of the NATYCAA Awards Program. NATYCAA (National Alliance of Two-Year College Athletic Administrators) is the national organization of all two-year athletic administrators from the United States.
MCC took top honors in 2006 and 2007, and has finished second four other times. Monroe has ranked in the Top 10 each year.