The 2015-16 National Alliance of Two-Year College Athletic Administrators (NATYCAA) Cup points have been tabulated and Irvine Valley once again finished among the top programs in the state.
The Lasers placed 14th among the more than 100 programs in the state. IVC was once again the top non-football school in the state.
IVC ended the year with 94 points.
Irvine Valley had its highest-ever finish in 2015, taking 12th.
The Lasers won five conference titles (men's soccer, women's volleyball, men's tennis, women's beach volleyball and women's badminton) and won one team state championship (men's tennis). The men's tennis team captured its second state title in a row.
The women's beach volleyball team finished second in the state and the men's soccer, women's volleyball, women's basketball, women's tennis and women's badminton teams all had deep runs in the playoffs. The women's volleyball team and women's beach volleyball team each won state titles in 2015.
Mt. San Antonio earned its fourth straight NATYCAA Cup title with 169 points. Finishing a close second was Cerritos with 164 points and rounding out the top three and being recognized at the NATYCAA Awards Luncheon on June 13 was Fresno City with 147.5 points.
Irvine Valley finished fourth in the standings among Orange Empire Conference schools with only Riverside (fourth), Orange Coast (sixth) and Golden West (10th) placing higher.
Scoring is based on a maximum of 20 points, with the state champion in each sport being awarded 20 points, the state runner up receives 19 points. Points are awarded down to regional qualifiers.
Each college can use its best five women's sports and best five men's sports toward a total college score.
Now in its 29th year, NATYCAA is the professional organization of two year college athletics administrators and membership is open to all two year institutions from throughout the country. NATYCAA is administered by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA), which is in its 51st year.
NATYCAA is the professional organization of two-year college athletic administrators and membership is open to all two-year institutions throughout the country. The NATYCAA Awards were designed to recognize and reward overall program excellence at the two-year college level. The criterion for the State Association's division was developed by the CCCAA in conjunction with the California Community College Sports Information Association (CCCSIA). This is the twelfth year that NATYCAA has sponsored a State Association's division.