STILL THE CHAMPS: Volleyball team retains Cardinal Cup

STILL THE CHAMPS: Volleyball team retains Cardinal Cup

The volleyball team at Trinity Valley Community College has hit the Cardinal Cup trifecta.

Tuesday night at the sixth annual TVCC Sports Banquet, the Lady Cardinal volleyball  team was again 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.

Coach Tosha Spain's squad tallied 402 points to take the top spot over the women's basketball team and hoist the Cardinal Cup trophy for a second straight year and third time overall.

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 and women's basketball teams, groups participating in the competition this year were the football team, the men's basketball team, cheerleaders and athletic training staff.

Here are the top three in the Cardinal Cup standings for 2016:

Volleyball – 402 points

Women's Basketball – 340 points

Softball – 192 points

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

2015 – Volleyball

2016 -- Volleyball