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Juniata second in Landmark President's All-Sports Cup standings

(Posted December 16, 2008)

MADISON, N.J. -- With post-season participation by all but one of the six Landmark Conference fall sports, Juniata College finished the fall in second place in the Landmark Conference President's All-Sports Cup standings.

Juniata College sits in second place with 7.00 points. Susquehanna University, which captured three of the six fall Landmark Conference Championships, finished the fall atop the standings with 7.67 points, while The University of Scranton and The Catholic University of America trail Juniata with 6.08 and 5.92 points respectively.

The Landmark President's All-Sports 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. The formula also takes into account the number of sports a school sponsors.

Juniata qualified for Landmark postseason play in all but one fall sport, and earned conference titles in volleyball and field hockey for the second-consecutive season. The Eagles also finished as the runners up in men's and women's cross country, and qualified for the Landmark postseason in women's soccer.

Susquehanna enjoyed a strong all-around fall season as the Crusaders claimed Landmark titles in men's and women's cross country along with men's soccer. The team also qualified for the postseason in both volleyball and field hockey, and reached the championship match of the Landmark volleyball postseason.

Scranton had a well balanced season as the team finished in the top half of the standings in all six sports. The Royals were second in the regular-season standings in volleyball and held the third spot in the standings in men's and women's soccer and women's cross country.

Like Scranton, Catholic was consistent throughout the fall sports, and really asserted itself in Landmark postseason play. The Cardinals finished atop the field hockey regular season standings for the second-straight year, and then reached the Landmark postseason championship match in field hockey, men's soccer and women's soccer.

Moravian College currently holds the Landmark President's All-Sports Cup after claiming the inaugural title by a razor-thin margin over Scranton following the 2007-08 academic year.

With the fall season now complete, the eight Landmark institutions have already begun competition in the winter season. The teams will compete in men's and women's swimming and diving, men's and women's basketball and men's and women's indoor track and field during the winter months.

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