Herkimer College Athletics finishes Third in Daktronics Cup Standings

Herkimer, NY-- Herkimer County Community College (Herkimer College) has placed third, among two-year college non-scholarship athletic programs, for the 2018-19 Daktronics Cup, awarded by the National Alliance of Two Year College Athletic Administrators (NATYCAA). Formerly the NATYCAA Cup award, this program recognizes excellence in two-year colleges, based on athletic success in championship competition. 

Suffolk County Community College claimed top honors with 152 points to win the award, defending champs Rowan College finished second with 131 points, while Herkimer College came in third with 109.5 points.

Herkimer teams that contributed to the award included:

  • Women’s Soccer- 5th place national finish
  • Men’s Cross Country- 16th place national finish
  • Women’s Cross Country- 14th place national finish
  • Men’s Basketball- 1st place national finish
  • Women’s Swimming & Diving- 11th place national finish
  • Men’s Bowling- 18th place national finish
  • Women’s Bowling-12th place national finish
  • Softball-2nd place national finish
  • Baseball-7th place national finish
  • Men’s Track & Field- 15th place national finish
  • Women’s Track & Field-12th place national finish

Herkimer has won first place in the NATYCAA Cup three times, and has placed in the top three every year since the award’s inception, except 2009 when the program finished in fourth place.

“I am extremely proud of our student-athletes and coaches for another outstanding year in the classroom, community and on the playing fields,” said Dean of Students/Director of Athletics Donald Dutcher. “We strive to achieve excellence in those three areas each and every day, and that’s why we continue to rank among the best.”

President Cathleen McColgin said, “I commend Don Dutcher and the entire athletic department for their commitment and efforts to sustain an outstanding nationally-recognized athletic program. I am also very proud of our student-athletes who dedicate so much time and effort to excel in their respective sports as well their academic programs of study.”

NATYCAA is the professional organization of two year college athletic administrators dedicated to the continuing growth and development of two-year college athletics and the individuals involved through an exchange of information, monitoring of legislation, promotion of academic excellence, increasing communication between organizations, and encouraging a high degree of integrity in all endeavors.

Herkimer College’s athletic program has amassed 60 national, 126 regional and 166 conference championships, as well as 30 National Academic Team of the Year Awards. For more information about the Herkimer Generals, visit www.HerkimerGenerals.com.

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