Women Place Fourth in NEWMAC Presidents Cup Standings

Women Place Fourth in NEWMAC Presidents Cup Standings

BOSTON—Coming off a banner year that included four conference tournament championships and a pair of league regular season titles, Babson College came in fourth when the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) released the women's Presidents Cup standings on Wednesday afternoon.

The Presidents Cup is an all-sports award presented to the top overall men's and women's programs in the conference and is determined using a weighted points system based on the order of finish during both the regular season and championship play.

The Beavers averaged 7.40 points and posted their third top-four finish in five years. MIT won its second consecutive Presidents Cup, while WPI and Springfield College finished second and third, respectively.

The field hockey team won its second straight NEWMAC regular season title and captured its first tournament crown since 2010 on the way to becoming the first women's program in school history to reach the Division III Final Four. Women's basketball claimed both the league's regular season and tournament titles, while women's lacrosse and softball each won their respective NEWMAC tournaments earlier this month.

Women's tennis finished third in the conference regular season standings, while both soccer and volleyball tied for third back in the fall.

2016-17 Women's Presidents Cup Standings

Rank School Points
1. MIT 9.70
2. WPI 8.42
3. Springfield 7.88
4. Babson 7.40
5. Wellesley 7.10
6. Wheaton 6.23
7. Smith 5.47
8. Coast Guard 5.24
9. Clark 4.09
10. Mount Holyoke 4.00
11. Emerson 3.47