For the first time in seven years, the Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) President’s Cups will have new homes. The CSAC President’s Cup is awarded annually to the men’s, women’s, and overall athletics program with the high-est competitive rating, based on both regular season and conference playoff performance.
Cairn University Athletic Director Jay Butler had this to say about the honor: “We are humbled and honored to accept the CSAC President’s Cup award for our overall department and men’s teams. Our student-athletes worked very hard, sacrificed for each other, and used their gifts for the honor and glory of Jesus Christ.”
The Highlanders took home the Overall President’s Cup with 75.848 percent of potential points and the Men’s Cup with 83.809 percent of points. Cairn Athletics captured three CSAC Championships (men’s cross country, women’s cross country, women’s tennis) in addition to placing three runners-up in baseball, men’s basketball, and golf. Men’s soccer also took home a CSAC regular season title, and women’s soccer and women’s basketball each reached the CSAC semifinal.
“Each and every one of our student-athletes on each of our varsity sports teams played a significant role in this achievement, and we celebrate this honor with them.” Butler continued, “We are blessed with a group of coaches who are committed to developing men and women of character and who hold strong to the ideals of NCAA Division III. This award, along with the six 3-D awards and numerous academic, service, and mission-driven accomplishments, highlights a banner year for Cairn University Athletics. We are proud to represent the University and our Lord Jesus Christ.”
In a record-setting year for Cairn Athletics, the Highlanders were awarded the CSAC’s highest honor, winning the overall President’s Cup for the first time in Cairn University history.
“I am very pleased that Cairn has been awarded the President’s Cup,” said Cairn University President Todd Williams. “I’m also proud of all of our athletes and coaches. All of us at Cairn are grateful for the CSAC and are thrilled to be a part of this exciting community of colleges and universities. The healthy spirit of competition is marked by sportsmanship and a shared commitment to providing student-athletes with an excellent experience. The President’s Cup is an award we are honored to receive.”