On Thursday, the Landmark Conference announced that Catholic University has been awarded its third Presidents' Trophy with a total of 199 points and a 10.79 average.
Despite the challenges and restrictions of the COVID pandemic, the Cardinals captured its third trophy in the last nine years, the most of any conference school during that time. They also earned the award as the league's best overall athletics program in 2013 and 2015.
Catholic became the first school to win the trophy with at least a 10-point average while also setting a new record for margin of victory after finishing 1.68 points ahead of second-place Scranton who won its first Presidents' Trophy in 2020.
This year also marked just the fourth time in the 14-year history of the league that the margin of victory was decided by one point or more.
The Presidents' Trophy is awarded based on a formula that rewards institutions for regular season conference standings as well as results in Landmark postseason competition. The point structure was revised in the summer of 2016 with different point hierarchies for team and individual sports, but the maximum number of points any team can earn is 15. The total number of points each institution earns is divided by the number of Landmark Conference sports sponsored to determine the average.