GCC Athletics was recently recognized for its success by finishing third in the Daktronics National Association of Two-Year College Athletic Administrators (NATYCAA) Cup standings-the highest in school history. The Daktronics Cup is an award given annually by the National Alliance of Two-Year College Athletic Administrators (NATYCAA) to the junior and community colleges in the United States with the most success in collegiate athletics. Points for the Daktronics Cup are based on order of finish in various championships sponsored by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) and state associations.
Three awards are given annually: one to the most successful school in the NJCAA scholarship division, one to the most successful school in the NJCAA non-scholarship division and one to the most successful school in a state association. Colleges in each division are allowed to use their top five finishes per gender at their highest level of competition to earn points for the Daktronics Cup. The champions of each competition score 20 points, second place scores 19, third place 18, etc. This is the fourth year that Daktronics has sponsored this award in conjunction with the NATYCAA. For the 2021-2022 season, Genesee Community College was awarded third place in the non-scholarship division, tallying 111 points. Genesee finished behind second place College of DuPage who scored 131 points and Rowan College of South Jersey-Gloucester County won the NJCAA Non-Scholarship Division with 135.5 points.
GCC’s athletic accomplishments for 2021-22 was highlighted by Men’s Basketball taking second place at the NJCAA National Championship Tournament. Men’s Soccer finished first in the conference, first in the region and ranked as high as second nationally. Women’s soccer finished second in the conference, second in the region and ranked as high as fourth nationally. Women’s Swimming and Diving finished as Region III & Northeast District champions, taking sixth overall at nationals, and second in the non-scholarship division. Men’s Swimming and Diving finished as Region III and Northeast District runners-up and took eighth overall at nationals, second in the non-scholarship division. Men’s lacrosse finished as Region III champions and ranked as high as fourth nationally. Women’s Lacrosse finished second in the conference, second in the region and ranked as high as fourth in the nation. Women’s Basketball featured 3 All-Region athletes and Women’s Volleyball featured 2 All-Conference athletes.
Now in its 34th year, NATYCAA is the professional organization of two-year college athletics administrators and membership is open to all two-year institutions from throughout the country. NATYCAA is administered by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA), which is in its 57th year. For more information on NACDA and the 17 professional associations that fall under its umbrella, please visit www.nacda.com.