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With four SCAC titles, UST finishes third in Presidents' Trophy

At the conclusion of the 2022-23 Athletics Season, the University of St. Thomas-Houston finished third in the SCAC Presidents’ Trophy. It is the second year in a row that UST has earned a third-place, all-sports finish behind foes Southwestern and Trinity. Final Results | Complete Story

The University of St. Thomas made the most significant move from the winter to spring final standings, jumping from fifth to third place while finishing with 402.5 total points - the first time the program has eclipsed the 400-point barrier. The Celts picked up the two spring championships not won by Trinity - earning titles at the softball and men's golf championships. Coupled with its previous title in men's soccer and its regular season championship for men's basketball, St. Thomas finished with a total of four SCAC championships over the 2022-23 playing season.

​​“We are so proud and appreciative of the hard work and commitment displayed by our student athletes,” Athletic Director Todd Smith said. “I hope everyone takes a second to truly understand what a great accomplishment this is for our student athletes and coaches!”

Leading the way for men’s sports was SCAC Champions Soccer with 45 points and Golf with 35 points. Basketball finished as Regular Season Champions and earned 32.5 points. Altogether, male Celt sports earned a total of 207.5 points.

In women’s sports, softball captured its first SCAC title and earned 40 points. In addition, the trio of golf, tennis and track earned 25 points each. When their scores were combined, the eight female Celt sports earned a total of 195 points.

This season, St. Thomas scored in every SCAC sport except swimming, which the Celts will add for the 2023-24 season.

Trinity won the SCAC President’s Trophy with 622.5 points as the Tigers finished no worse than third in any sport this season.