May 31, 2013

Babson Finishes Fourth In NEWMAC Presidents Cup Women's Standings

BABSON PARK, Mass.—After winning a pair of regular season titles and a tournament championship, along with reaching the finals in two other sports, the Babson College women finished fourth in the inaugural New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Presidents Cup standings.
 
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 regular season and championship play.

MIT finished first with 8.15 points per sport, edging out second-place Wellesley College and third-place Springfield College. The Beavers finished with 5.99 points per sport, just ahead of Wheaton College, which finished fifth.
 
The women's basketball team won its fourth consecutive regular season title and fifth straight tournament championship while running its NEWMAC winning streak to 85 games, while the field hockey team went unbeaten in conference play on its way to a second regular season crown in the last three seasons.

Softball finished tied for second during the regular season and rallied from a loss in the opening round of the conference tournament to win four straight games over two days before falling in the championship game, while women's lacrosse reached the NEWMAC Tournament title game for the seventh consecutive season.

2012-13 NEWMAC Presidents Cup Women's Standings

Rank School Points Per Sport
1 MIT 8.15
2 Wellesley 7.49
3 Springfield 6.83
4 Babson 5.99
5 Wheaton 5.90
6 Coast Guard 5.45
7 WPI 4.85
8 Smith 4.30
9 Mount Holyoke 3.81
10 Clark 3.29

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