For the second year in a row, Cal State Stanislaus athletics finished sixth in the CCAA Commissioner's Cup for the 2012-13 season.
Chico State won its third consecutive Robert J. Hiegert CCAA Commissioner's Cup, named in honor of former commissioner, is awarded to the CCAA member institution with the highest aggregate ranking in eight of the CCAA's 12 championship sport offerings.
With 41.5 points, the Warriors earned their best finish since the 2006-07 season, tying the 2011-12 rank (42 points). Stanislaus enjoyed a solid fall season with its men's and women's soccer programs, highlighted by a CCAA Championship for the men's squad. Strong cross country and track seasons, plus a second place finish by the men's golf team at the CCAA Championships, all contributed to the program's overall success.
In 2006-07, the Warriors finished fifth, helped by solid seasons by the men's soccer, softball and men's golf programs. The golf team won the CCAA Championship that season and the Warriors softball team, which finished third in the conference advanced to its first NCAA Championship finals tournament. The 2011-12 season was highlighted by the women's soccer championship and a second place showing by both the men's soccer and men's golf teams.
The 2012-13 Wildcats compiled 13 points for the second year in a row by capturing four CCAA championships in men's and women's cross country and men's and women's track and field, along with a regular-season title in women's basketball.
Also contributing to the Wildcats' victory were men's soccer, which finished first in the north division. Men's basketball and baseball each finished third in the respective Conference standings.
UC San Diego is the only other institution to have won the Hiegert Cup in past years and finished right behind Chico State with 22.5 points. The Tritons claimed CCAA championship titles in women's soccer and women's basketball. UCSD finished second in softball and women's track.
Cal Poly Pomona and Cal State L.A. tied for third with 32 points and were followed by Sonoma State (38), Cal State Stanislaus (41.5), Cal State San Bernardino (44.5), San Francisco State (46), Cal State Monterey Bay (48), Cal State Dominguez Hills (50.5), Humboldt State (51.5), and Cal State East Bay (59.5).
An institution's Hiegert Cup ranking is calculated using its top two Conference finishes in the fall, winter, and spring sports seasons, as well as the highest two other finishes, regardless of season. An institution's numerical finish for team sports is determined by regular season standings. Individual sports finishes are determined by the finishes at the season-ending championship event.
Team sports are soccer, volleyball, basketball, baseball and softball. Individual sports are cross country, men's golf and track & field. Institutions winning the Conference tournament in the sports of men's basketball, women's basketball, men's soccer, women's soccer, softball and baseball deduct one point from their regular-season finish in those respective sports.