Tritons Win Commissioner's Cup (Again)

UC San Diego is the best in the CCAA for the 7th time

Perhaps the reason UC San Diego is trying to take its sports programs to the Division 1 level is they’re not being challenged enough anymore.

The Tritons have been awarded their second straight California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Robert J. Hiegert Commissioner's Cup, which goes to the school with the highest aggregate ranking in eight of the league’s 12 championship sports. Basically it measures the strength of the entire athletics program.

UCSD has won the award seven times since its inception in the 2005-06 year.

The Tritons won regular season conference titles in men's soccer, women's soccer, men's basketball and women's basketball and won the CCAA Tournament championship in men's and women's soccer as well as men's basketball. They finished second in men's track and field and fourth in women's volleyball and women's track and field.

The Commissioner’s Cup only counts CCAA finishes so they count the baseball program as a third-place finish even though the Tritons went to the Division-II College World Series and were one of the last two teams standing in the entire country (they lost the championship series to West Chester University).

UC San Diego is still trying to find a place in a Division-1 conference. They were denied entry by the Big West earlier this year.

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