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ICCAC - Tue, Jun. 13, 2017

The win is Iowa Central's ninth in ten years. 

ORLANDO, Florida – This week, athletic directors and administrators gathered in Florida for the annual NACDA (National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics) National Convention. At this event, the NATYCAA (National Alliance of Two-Year College Athletic Administrators) also convenes for several of their own seminars and meetings.

Every year during this convention, the NATYCAA Cup is handed out to the top overall performing two-year athletic program measured by athletic success. Points are awarded based on a team's postseason success, with a heavy emphasis on winning national titles.

For the third straight year, Iowa Central Community College won the NATYCAA Cup.

Over the course of the 2016-2017 academic year, Iowa Central won five national titles in wrestling, men's indoor track and field, men's bowling, men's half marathon, and women's half marathon.

Coupled with national top three finishes in several other sports, Iowa Central earned 187 total points and won by a comfortable margin over second place Tyler Junior College (Texas) with 155.5 points.

Fellow ICCAC member, Iowa Western Community College, finished in third place with 136 points. In fact, Iowa Western was the last team besides Iowa Central to win the NATYCAA Cup, when the Reivers won the 2014 trophy by edging out Iowa Central by three points.

With the exception to 2014, Iowa Central has won every NATYCAA Cup since 2008 after topping the 2007 winner Monroe Community College (N.Y.) to start what would be nine cup wins in ten years.

Iowa Central assistant athletic director Gregg Haden was on hand to accept the trophy for its trip back to Fort Dodge.