In leading up to the start of the 2015-16 athletics campaign at Irvine Valley, which starts on Aug. 24 with women's volleyball competing in the Azusa Pacific scrimmage tournament, the Laser athletic department will count down the top 10 IVC sports stories from the 2014-15 school year.
Tied for No. 10 on the list is Irvine Valley having its best-ever finish in the National Alliance of Two-Year College Athletic Administrators (NATYCAA) Cup. The Lasers finished a remarkable 12th out of more than 100 schools.
The California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA), in association with the National Alliance of Two-Year College Athletic Administrators (NATYCAA), has released the final CCCAA standings of the 2014-15 NATYCAA Cup.
Irvine Valley had its highest ever finish, taking 12th out of all community college athletic programs in the state.
The Lasers placed 12th with a total of 107 points.
IVC was the highest non-football playing school on the list.
Mt. San Antonio won the competition with a record 187.5 points. It was the third straight year Mt. SAC took the cup.
Cerritos was second with 161 points, American River placed third with 152 points, Riverside was fourth with 145 points and Fresno City came in fifth with 140 points.
Seven IVC teams earned points. Included in those were three programs that won state championships.
Women's volleyball, men's tennis and women's sand volleyball each earned the maximum 20 points for their sport with CCCAA State Championships.
Women's golf, women's basketball, men's basketball and women's tennis also picked up points for Irvine Valley.
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 28th 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 50th 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.