The California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA), in association with the National Alliance of Two-Year College Athletic Administrators (NATYCAA) announced the 2016-17 overall standings for Fall sports and Golden West College came in eighth place. The Rustlers were the only Orange County team to make the Top 10 list with their outstanding Water Polo, Volleyball and Soccer teams this term. GWC’s Men’s Water Polo team scored 20 points towards the NATYCAA Cup with their undefeated 31-0 record this year and bringing home the State Championship. The other sports that contributed to GWC’s overall point score were Women’s Water Polo ( 3rd in OEC Championships), Women’s Volleyball (17-6), and Men’s Soccer (14-1-7).
A college is awarded points based on its team’s final positions in post-conference competition. Each college’s top-five men’s and top-five women’s team results count toward the school’s overall point total.
NATYCAA is the professional organization of two-year college athletic administrators and membership is open to all two-year institutions throughout the country. The NATYCAA Awards were designed to recognize and reward overall program excellence at the two-year college level. The criterion for the State Association’s division was developed by the CCCAA in conjunction with the California Community College Sports Information Association (CCCSIA). This is the thirteenth year that NATYCAA has sponsored a State Association’s division.