CLEVELAND — The North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) released Wednesday its final tally for the 2022-23 Dennis M. Collins All-Sports Trophy, given annually to the institution that performs the best across the NCAC’s 23 sports. The Kenyon College Owls finished right in the middle of the nine-team race, placing fifth with a total of 145 points.
This past year, Kenyon teams won six conference titles, a mark that tied for the NCAC lead alongside Denison University and Wittenberg University. Kenyon women’s teams earned titles in soccer, lacrosse, and tennis, while Kenyon’s men’s team took titles in soccer, lacrosse, and swimming and diving.
Kenyon’s fall sports team earned 48.5 points, which was good for fourth place during the season. The Owls winter sports teams added 33 points, and the spring sports team amassed 63.5 points, which was the fourth-best mark during the season.
In separate men’s and women’s standings, Kenyon men’s team were third in the final count with 72.5 points, while Kenyon women’s teams were fifth with the same number of points.
Overall, Denison came out on top with 190 team points. DePauw University was second with 167.5 points. Ohio Wesleyan University took third with 151.5 points and Wittenberg posted 150.5 points to edge Kenyon for fourth place.
The All-Sports champion is determined by a team’s placement at the end of the regular season. Ten points are awarded for a first-place finish, nine for a second, eight for a third, and so on. Men’s and women’s performances are combined, exemplifying the conference’s commitment to equity and balance among programs.