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Cards Finish Fifth in Commissioner's Cup

Burghy PictureFREDONIA, N.Y. (June 25, 2010) --Commissioner Dr. Pat Damore recently announced the final standings during the 2009-10 academic year for the State University of New York Athletic Conference Commissioner's Cup, which is awarded annually for overall sports excellence, and SUNY Plattsburgh earned 95 total points. This translates to a 5.94 average score, ahead of New Paltz (5.64), Fredonia (5.38), Buffalo State (5.06), Oswego (4.18) and Potsdam (3.15).

The fifth-place Cardinals were in the upper-echelon for the seventh consecutive year. The school record for finish is third in 1998, 1999 and 2000 and the most aggregate points recorded is 7.80 (1999).

Commissioner's Cup points are awarded based on each team's finish in the SUNYAC standings, both during the regular season and in league postseason tournaments, when applicable. The first-place school in each sport receives 10 points, second place receives nine points, and so on. A school’s regular-season finish is added to its postseason finish and is divided by two to determine the points for each sport. The total points earned are then divided by the number of conference sports the school sponsors. The SUNYAC conducts championships for 20 sports.

The Cardinals, who were seventh after the fall and fifth after the winter, won SUNYAC titles in men's soccer (regular season) and men's basketball (regular season and tournament). They were also the runner-up five times in three sports including men's soccer (tournament), men's hockey (regular season and tournament) and softball (regular season and tournament).

Cortland finished with an average score of 8.46 points to win the Commissioner’s Cup for the 13 time in the 14 years that it has been awarded, including the last seven seasons. Geneseo was second with an average score of 8.26 points.

For more information, visit www.sunyac.com/commissionerscup/.

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