June 14, 2012

SU Wins Landmark President’s Cup for Second Time in Three Years

MADISON, N.J. – For the second time in the past three years, Susquehanna University has won the Landmark Conference President’s All-Sports Cup. SU becomes the second team to win multiple Cups after having also won the award following the 2009-10 season.

“Winning the Landmark Conference President’s Cup is a terrific achievement for all of our staff and student-athletes,” Director of Athletics Pam Samuelson said. “This accomplishment speaks to the quality of our coaching staff and their ability to recruit and develop the outstanding group of student-athletes that we are fortunate to work with each day.  The President’s Cup is a special honor because of our league’s competitiveness and the way in which it represents overall excellence in its athletic programs.”

The Cup is awarded based on a formula that rewards institutions for their finishes in the regular season conference standings as well as results in Landmark postseason competition. SU received 7.617 points to take the title away from Moravian, which captured the crown last season.

Susquehanna earned one conference title this past year as the women’s swimming & diving team claimed its second-straight championship. In addition, the softball team won the regular season crown while SU boasted second-places finishes in either the regular or postseasons in volleyball, men’s cross country, men’s basketball, women’s lacrosse and men’s and women’s indoor and outdoor track & field.

In addition to the Cup, the Crusaders also earned seven Coaching Staff of the Year awards and three Players of the Year, making 2011-12 a banner year for SU athletics.