Bloomsburg University Leads PSAC Dixon Trophy Race

BLOOMSBURG--Bloomsburg University leads the competition for the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference's Dixon Trophy, the award given out to the league's top overall athletic program. The compilation of the standings is through the completion of the 2007 calendar year.

Bloomsburg leads the race with 69 points while Edinboro is just one-half point behind at 68.5. IUP (64.5), California (60) and West Chester (58.5) round out the top five. The next three spots are closely contested as Shippensburg sits sixth with 57.5 points, Slippery Rock seventh with 57 points and East Stroudsburg eight with 55.5 points.

Bloomsburg captured its first ever women's cross country title while adding a second-place finish in Eastern Division football. Field hockey also contributed a second-place finish while wrestling took third at the PSAC Championships and men's cross country added a fifth-place showing.

The presentation of the Dixon Trophy will take place after the spring sports season. The final determination of the trophy winner is based only on an institution's best 12 finishes - the top six men's and top six women's placements. This year will mark the 12th presentation of the Dixon Trophy, named after F. Eugene Dixon Jr., former chairman of the Board of Governors of the State System of Higher Education, of which all 14 universities of the PSAC are members.

Bloomsburg won the first two Dixon Cup Trophies that were awarded in 1995-96 and 1996-97.