[Sign Up Now] to Receive Our FREE Daily SCVTV-SCVNews Digest by E-Mail

SCVNews.com | COC Athletics Wins 3rd Straight Conference Supremacy Award | 08-09-2016
Inside
Weather
Santa Clarita CA
Partly sunny
Partly sunny
51°F
 
Calendar
Today in
S.C.V. History
January 23
1882 - Author Helen Hunt Jackson arrives at Rancho Camulos; inspiration for "Ramona" novel [story]


For the third straight season the College of the Canyons Athletics Department has earned the Western State Conference Supremacy Award for its athletic programs’ combined performance throughout the 2015-16 academic year.

The WSC Supremacy Award standings are tabulated via a points-based system, with teams scored throughout the year based on their conference ranking and post-season performance.

Data from student-athlete GPAs across the department are also factored into the final scores before an award winner is named. COC student-athletes posted a combined GPA of 2.94 in the fall semester and 2.95 in the spring.

COC finished second overall in total points scored, but led the conference with a 7.19 average across 15 WSC-sponsored sports. Women’s sports tallied 62 points overall, while men’s programs earned 43 points.

The mark of 7.19 points per sport is the highest single season average for an athletic department since the switch to an average point system beginning with the 2012-13 seasons.

Ranking second was Ventura College at an average of 6.44 points per sport. Los Angeles Valley College rounded out the top three, finishing with an average of 5.78 points per team.

“Winning the WSC Supremacy Award caps off a tremendously successful year for our Athletic department,” said College of the Canyons Chancellor Dr. Dianne Van Hook. “Once again our dedicated team of coaches and support staff have led the way in ensuring that our sports programs reflect the ideals we hold so dearly at College of the Canyons, while continually striving to be the very best in all that we endeavor.

“By excelling both in the classroom and on the field, our student-athletes have demonstrated what can be accomplished with the right combination of hard work, focus and determination,” added Van Hook. “I offer my congratulations to each and every one of them.”

The Cougars won six conference championships last year, with women’s volleyball, women’s soccer, women’s basketball, softball, men’s cross country and men’s golf all bringing home WSC championships.

The men’s golf team also went on to win a California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) Southern California Regional Title before finishing as runner-up at the state championships. Freshman golfer Ben Campbell also won the individual state championship.

The men’s cross country team finished third at the CCCAA State Championships, with sophomore Ethan Walker winning the individual state championship.

Additionally, the women’s volleyball program concluded its season with a third place finish at the CCCAA State Championship tournament.

Canyons also had three second place conference finishes, with the women’s cross country and both the women’s and men’s track & field teams falling just short of WSC titles. The women’s cross country team was also a third place finisher at the state championships.

“Winning the WSC Supremacy Award for a third straight year signifies another monumental moment in the proud history of the COC Athletics department,” said Chuck Lyon, COC Interim Dean of Physical Education, Kinesiology, Athletics & Athletic Director. “This title is not the result of any singular athletic accomplishment, but is instead the combined outcome of an entire department’s dedication and commitment to excellence.

“From the hard work of our student-athletes, coaches, trainers, equipment personnel, athletic counseling, TLC staff and athletic administrative staff, to the tremendous support from the college’s board of trustees members — who can frequently be seen at games and contests — administration, faculty and staff, as well as the backing we receive from this community, COC Athletics is truly a team effort,” added Lyon.

The COC Athletics department also brought home 11 individual conference titles, four individual CCCAA Southern California Championships, three individual CCCAA State Championships, seven WSC Player of the Year Awards, six WSC Coach of the Year awards, and the CCCAA/CCCSIA Female Athlete of the Year award winner in sophomore dual-sport soccer/track & field student-athlete Marissa Kneisel.

The Cougars also boasted 15 All-Americans, 11 All-State team honorees, seven All-Region selections and more than 90 All-WSC selections.

In 2015-16 more than 100 COC student-athletes earned an associate degree and/or transferred to a four-year school. Included in that list were student-athletes from all 16 of the college’s intercollegiate athletic programs and 10 dual-sport athletes.

 

For more information about the College of the Canyons Athletic Department please visit www.COCathletics.com.

 

Comment On This Story
COMMENT POLICY: We welcome comments from individuals and businesses. All comments are moderated. Comments are subject to rejection if they are vulgar, combative, or in poor taste.
REAL NAMES ONLY: All posters must use their real individual or business name. This applies equally to Twitter account holders who use a nickname.

0 Comments

You can be the first one to leave a comment.

Leave a Comment


WATCH NOW
Loading...
LOCAL SPORTS HEADLINES
Thursday, Jan 19, 2017
The 2017 USA Swimming Open Water National Championships (featuring stand-alone Junior National Championships for the first time) are slated for May 19 through 21 at Castaic Lake.
Wednesday, Jan 18, 2017
Lawrence Russell scored a game-high 22 points and Tim Soares notched a double-double as The Master's University played its most complete game of the season to date in a 93-72 victory over Vanguard before a raucous crowd at Bross Court.
Wednesday, Jan 11, 2017
The College of the Canyons women's basketball team hosted the inaugural two-day 'Canyons Crossover' event in the Cougar Cage Jan. 6-7, attracting a field of four teams from the Western State Conference.
Wednesday, Jan 11, 2017
Special hockey teams from as close by as Simi Valley and San Diego and as far away as Colorado, Maryland, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Utah, Virginia, and British Columbia are getting set to head to Valencia for the 6th annual UCT Winter Hockey Festival taking place Jan. 13-15, 2017.
Monday, Jan 9, 2017
This is one Kelvin Starr will be able to forget about very quickly. The first-year TMU head coach watched incredulously Saturday evening as Hope International ran his Mustangs off Bross Court, using an early run to set the tone in an 88-56 win.
Keep Up With Our Facebook
-->
Latest Additions to SCVNews.com
Santa Clarita Valley volunteers are planning to join in a countywide effort to count the local homeless population Tuesday night, and residents can still sign up to volunteer.
SCV Residents to Count Homeless Population Tuesday Night
The recent window-smash burglaries plaguing the Santa Clarita Valley recently struck Honu Coffee in Newhall early Monday morning.
Local Coffee Shop Burglarized in Early Morning Window-Smashing
The Rancho Camulos tradition to reenact Helen Hunt Jackons's 1883 visit that inspired her to make this California Rancho one of the settings for her novel "Ramona" is back again on January 28 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Jan. 28: Rancho Camulos Reenacts Historic Helen Hunt Jackson Visit
The Santa Clarita Public Library is bringing story-time home to families and children: residents can now listen to stories by dialing the library’s main phone line at (661) 259-0750 and dialing extension 4.
Santa Clarita Public Library Launches Dial-A-Story Program
Students from Academy of the Canyons Middle College High School (AOC), part of the William S. Hart Union High School District, will once again be participating in the bi-annual Project Linus Make a Blanket Day on Saturday, February 18, 2016, at the Westfield Valencia Town Center Mall.
AOC Students to be Part of Project Linus
The County Interim Health Officer is extending a Cold Weather Alert due to the National Weather Service’s forecast for low temperatures expected in parts of L.A. County, including the Santa Clarita Valley.
Jan. 25 – 27: Cold Weather Alert for SCV, Parts of L.A. County
Thursday, January 26th is Paul Newman’s birthday and The Painted Turtle is celebrating the power of Paul and his legacy by brother Arthur Newman and his wife, Patty, matching every gift made in Paul's honor.
Painted Turtle Celebrating Paul Newman Birthday, Legacy
Quest Toastmasters of Santa Clarita is presenting a seminar called "It's Okay to be Different!" at the Valencia Public Library on Thursday, Feb. 23 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Feb. 23: Quest Toastmasters Present ‘It’s Okay to be Different’
LIMS (the Lifton Institute of Media Arts & Sciences) in association with the Santa Clarita-based 25Score Marketing Group is now accepting veterans’ applications for the intensive “VET 200” entertainment industry training program at the studio.
LIMS ‘VET 200’ Program Provides Vets a Golden Ticket to New Career
A recap of the end of the year and a sneak peek at new events coming to the Domestic Violence Center of Santa Clarita.
News from the Domestic Violence Center
Following a tradition dating back more than a century, Providence Health & Services will grant a total of $365,200 Tuesday to 17 San Fernando Valley area nonprofit groups that serve the homeless, the disabled, school children in low-income areas and other vulnerable populations.
Providence Partnering with Nonprofit Groups
The Hart School District and Balfor-Beatty, the contractor that built the Canyon High School Performing Arts Center, received a safety award from the Statewide Educational Wrap Up Program (SEWUP).
Hart District Receives Safety Award
As rainstorms hit the Santa Clarita Valley and L.A. County, it is important to continue planning and preparing for the increased potential of flooding, mudslides and debris run-off.
LACoFD Offers Tips for Flood Management
Feature films, TV and reality TV are currently being filmed in Santa Clarita this week.
Currently Filming in SCV: Fan Girl, Last Man on Earth, Fan Slam
1882 - Author Helen Hunt Jackson arrives at Rancho Camulos; inspiration for "Ramona" novel [story]
1839 - Gov. Juan B. Alvarado gives most of SCV to Mexican Army Lt. Antonio del Valle [story]
Western music fans shouldn’t be terribly surprised if 2017 Cowboy Festival marks the last time they can catch the three-part harmonies of Sons of the San Joaquin in Santa Clarita.
Sons of the San Joaquin Release Final Album Ahead of 2017 Festival
1914 - Signal newspaper owner-editor Scott Newhall born in San Francisco [story]
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, an overnight and early morning storm caused flooding, downed trees, and accidents throughout SCV Friday. Plus, the sole victim of a plane crash in Lake Hughes has been identified. Watch these stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Friday, January 20, 2017
News and views from College of the Canyons.
News from COC: The Bottom Line, Winter 2016/17
A series of storms is sweeping through Los Angeles County, with the final and strongest one predicted to affect the area late Saturday night through Monday. The combined rainfall totals for all three storms could be 3.00-6.00” for coastal and valley areas, with up to 9.00” possible in some foothill and mountain areas. Potential impacts include flash flooding and debris flows for recent burn areas, rock and mudslides along canyon roads, urban and small stream flooding, significant travel delays, isolated power outages, and dangerous driving conditions.
L.A. County Braces for a Series of Storms
Medical examiners identified a man whose body was found on Christmas Day near Agua Dulce.
Human Remains Found in Agua Dulce Identified
Parents and students will be offered information about healthy study habits and managing mental health at the William S. Hart Union High School District’s Parent and Student Empowerment (PASE) Information Night.
Hart District to Discuss Mental Health, Study Habits
Coroner’s officials identified the sole victim of a Lake Hughes plane crash Friday.
Plane Crash Victim Identified
10 Things to Expect at Thursdays @ Newhall
10 Things to Expect at Thursdays @ Newhall
On Tuesday, February 7 at 7:00 P.M, Trinity Classical Academy’s Speaker Series welcomes Dr. Hugh Ross, PhD, astronomer, best-selling author, and Founder of Reason To Believe.
Feb. 7: Trinity Classical Academy’s Speaker Series
The Board of Supervisors has appointed Dr. Christopher Rogers to the position of Acting Chief Medical Examiner-Coroner, effective Friday.
County Names New Chief Medical Examiner-Coroner
The California High-Speed Rail Authority will be hosting five community open house meetings in the Bakersfield to Palmdale Project Section starting next Saturday, January 28 in Rosamond.
California High-Speed Rail Authority to Host Public Meetings
Valencia High School students take honors at 2017 Socal Career Development Conference.
VHS Students Take Honors at Socal Career Development Conference
Princess Cruises received top honors in USA TODAY’s 10Best Readers’ Choice travel awards, being named “Best Ocean Cruise Line” after the cruise line was nominated by cruise industry experts and ultimately voted on by USA TODAY readers. In addition, Princess Cruises was recognized for “Best Cruise Ship Entertainment,” “Best Cruise Ship Dining” and “Best Cruise Ship for Families.”
Princess Cruises Named in USA TODAY’s 10Best Readers’ Choice
Assemblyman Dante Acosta, R-Santa Clarita, has announced his committee appointments including his selection to serve as Vice Chair of the Committee on Natural Resources.
Acosta Named to Several Committees
Two senior al-Qaida operatives were killed recently in separate U.S. airstrikes in Syria, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said in two statements.
Two al-Qaida Operatives Killed in Syria
In anticipation of a more severe storm on Sunday, Bouquet Canyon Road is scheduled to be closed between the gates at 5 p.m. on Sunday, January 22, until conditions and inspection allow.
County Closes Some Canyon Roads Due to Storm
The County Interim Health Officer is extending a Cold Weather Alert due to the National Weather Service’s forecast for low temperatures. Wind chill temperatures are expected to be below 32 degrees Fahrenheit. Affected areas include:
Jan. 20- 24: Cold Weather Alert Issued
The California Transportation Commission (CTC) has adopted 49 projects, valued at more than $127 million, to support needed upkeep on California’s aging roads and bridges, make upgrades to transit and rail systems and encourage use of alternative forms of transportation, including biking and walking.
Caltrans Adopts 49 Projects Worth $127 Million
It finally happened. The Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus is closing very shortly.  There's nothing to fear over losing this circus because another is actively swelling to massive proportions. Hysteria and annihilation are the main attractions. It's the Left's Circus over the duly elected Donald J. Trump as the 45th President of the United States of America.
The new circus in town