GANSEVOORT, N.Y. — For the second straight season, the Keuka College Department of Athletics finished second in the North Eastern Athletics Conference Presidents' Cup.
The annual award competition by the conference weighs the overall success of the 12 member institutions both on and off the field. The Presidents' Cup looks at the core values of NCAA Division III and takes into account on the field performance, as well as academics, sportsmanship, and community service.
In a repeat of the 2017-18 competition, Keuka College finished in second behind Lancaster Bible College, who won the Presidents' Cup for the third straight year. The Wolves narrowed the gap between the Chargers as Lancaster won by just two points this year.
Keuka College's best finish in this year's competition was winning the Athletic Directors' Cup. The Wolves took the AD Cup which evaluates the on-field performance of the athletic department thanks in part to the regular season championships won by the Field Hockey, Women's Soccer, Women's Basketball, and Baseball teams.
The Wolves finished in second place in the Faculty Athletics Representative Cup, evaluating academic performance. Overall, Keuka College had the most NEAC Scholar-Athletes in the conference, however, Lancaster Bible College edged them out in percentage of department, the final determining factor. Keuka College had 43% of their athletic department earn scholar-athlete status while Lancaster Bible College had 49%.
In the Senior Woman Administrators' Cup, Keuka College finished in third place. Focusing on community service, Keuka College raised $3,195 over the past year and completed 1,595 hours of work. The SWA Cup was won by Penn College with Morrisville State coming in second place.
The final cup awarded was the Athletics Direct Reports' Cup, which ranks sportsmanship among conference institutions. The coaches of the conference vote at the end of each season which school had the best sportsmanship in their sport. Keuka College had the Men's Basketball and Men's Volleyball teams both rank first. The Wolves also had four teams rank second. Overall as department, Keuka College ranked sixth in the ADR Cup.
Keuka College has won the North Eastern Athletic Conference Presidents' Cup twice and finished in second five times. Overall, Keuka has never finished below fifth in the 15-year history of the award.