I was searching the SCAC website for exciting news. No, I donâ€™t do this for casual fun. But the first thing that pops up on the page is an advertisement to shop in their new online store to get the â€œlatest SCAC gear.â€
Now as exciting as getting the latest gear sounds, thatâ€™s not why Iâ€™m talking about this. Iâ€™m talking about it because the â€œlatest SCAC championship gearâ€ is almost all Trinity gear. Â Out of the six fall sports, Trinity won five of the conference championships, and the sixth sport came in second place. Â They might as well have advertised â€œbuy the latest Trinity gear.â€
This is relevant to you because it means we are awesome. We â€” as in, the university â€” are awesome. Â Our athletics are kicking everyoneâ€™s ass.
Here are some statistics to back my statement up about our fall sports (All of our sports are awesome, but, for the purpose of this column, Iâ€™m just going to mention our fall athletics). Trinity joined the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference in 1991, and weâ€™ve been dominating ever since. Womenâ€™s soccer, menâ€™s soccer, football and volleyball have each won 15 out of the 22 conference championships Trinity has been a part of. Â That is a crazy statistic. No other school comes close to that.
Weâ€™ve played against tough teams every year in conference and come out on top the majority of the time. This proves that even though we are a Division III school that is mostly known for its academic quality, we are also known for our athletic power.
The reason I am bragging on our fall athletics is to get you excited. Six out of our six fall sports are participating in NCAA playoffs this weekend. Â This should be an accomplishment everyone is proud of. A tremendous amount of work has gone into getting Trinity athletics at the level it is Â now. Therefore, they deserve our utmost respect and to be cheered on. Even if the playoffs arenâ€™t here, show them your support. Make a sign, buy the latest we are the champions gear, bake some goods or even paint your body if you are feeling crazy.