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Release No. 08.04.15-COCSupremacyTitle
Aug. 4, 2015

Cougar Athletics Claims 2nd Straight WSC Supremacy Title

COC Cougar AthleticsThe College of the Canyons Athletics Department earned its second consecutive Western State Conference Supremacy Award for the athletic program’s performance throughout the 2014-15 academic year, the WSC announced Monday.

The Cougars won six conference championships, with women’s volleyball, men’s cross country and women’s golf clinching titles in the fall, as well as women’s soccer, women’s track & field and men’s golf titles in the spring. Men’s cross country and men’s golf went on to win their respective California Community College Athletic Association titles as well.

“Winning our second consecutive supremacy award is the culmination of hard work, vision, and dedication by the entire COC community,” College of the Canyons Athletic Director Chuck Lyon said. 

“When you have the support from the administration and faculty, the determination of a great support staff including trainers, equipment personnel, athletic counseling, athletic administrative staff, and the tireless work of our head coaches and their assistants, this is what can be achieved.”

Dean of Physical Education and Athletics Len Mohney said the achievement is also a great honor for the student-athletes’ achievements in the classroom.

“We’re excited that we can do something like this two years in a row,” Mohney said. “We’ve always been excelling in the classroom, and that’s what the Supremacy Award is all about.” 

Teams earn points throughout the year based on their conference ranking and post-season performance. COC finished second overall in total points scored, but led the conference with a 6.5 average across 15 WSC-sponsored sports. Women’s sports tallied 56 points overall, while men’s programs earned 38 points.

The WSC Supremacy Award has been awarded since the 1980-1981 academic year. COC’s victory makes it just the fourth school to win it in at least two consecutive years.

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