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May 1, 2014

TVCC football team wins Cardinal Cup, fourth different winner

Athens — The fourth year of the Cardinal Cup competition at Trinity Valley Community College produced a fourth different winner with a side order of revenge.

A year ago, the volleyball team edged the football team. This year, the football team got even.

Tuesday night at the fourth annual TVCC Athletic Banquet, the Cardinals were awarded the Cardinal Cup — the prize for a fall/spring semester-long competition in which the college’s athletic department teams/groups are awarded points for supporting each other and for community service.

The Cardinals edged out the volleyball team by 56 points, 650-594. Laast year, the volleyball team topped the football team by the closest margin in the three-year history of the competition, scoring 606 points for a 34-point winning margin. The softball team was a distant third this year with 238 points.

The Cardinal Cup, which began in the 2010 fall semester, is designed as a competition to help encourage student-athletes and other organizations at the college to become more involved and the events that take place on campus, not just athletic events. The program was implemented to create a supportive and active fan base of TVCC students to visibly and vocally support performing groups.

In addition to the volleyball, football and softball teams, groups participating in the competition this year were the men’s and women’s basketball teams, cheerleaders and athletic training staff.

Here are the final Cardinal Cup standings for 2014:

Football - 650 points

Volleyball – 594 points

Softball – 238 points

Men’s Basketball – 200 points

Women’s Basketball – 130 points

Cheerleaders – 120

Trainers - 60

The Cardinal Cup trophy is on permanent display in the lobby at Cardinal Gym with the name of the winning group engraved each year.

Here are the all-time winners of the competition:

2011 – Cheerleaders

2012 – Trainers

2013 – Volleyball

2014 – Football

— TVCC Sports Information

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