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Rocklin, Calif. – The California Community College Commission on Athletics and National Alliance of Two-Year College Athletic Administrators (NATYCAA) has today released the final standings of the 2009-10 NATYCAA Cup. Sierra College has finished third in the nation, tying with Riverside, for overall athletic excellence.

“Our coaches and great student athletes are to be congratulated for another incredible year of sports excellence. I am so proud. We will receive our fifth trophy from the NATYCAA at our awards luncheon, on June 22nd.” commented John Volek, Dean of Athletics. Since the establishment of the NATYCAA cup in 2003-04, Sierra College Athletics has ranked in the top four positions.

This year Orange Coast College (Costa Mesa, CA) topped the final standings with a score of 167 points, winning the prestigious award for the second time in its seven year history, with the other NATYCAA Cup being awarded for the 2006-07 season. Finishing second was Mt. San Antonio College (Walnut, CA) who was just 1.5 points behind with 165.5, followed by Riverside City College (Riverside, CA) and Sierra College (Rocklin, CA) with 141 points each. Orange Coast’s spring sports were very successful, gaining them the award after being in seventh place after the fall. Rounding out the top ten were Santa Rosa Junior College (Santa Rosa, CA), Fresno City College (Fresno, CA), American River College (Sacramento, CA), Sacramento City College (Sacramento, CA), Ventura College (Ventura, CA) and Cerritos College (Norwalk, CA).

The 2009-10 winners will be recognized at the NATYCAA Awards Luncheon, held during the 2009 NATYCAA Convention, June 18-21 at the World Center Marriott Resort in Orlando, Florida. Awards will be presented to the top three colleges, and the top twenty schools in the division will receive recognition.

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