The National Alliance of Two Year College Athletic Administrators (NATYCAA) sponsors the NATYCAA Cup which is awarded each year in recognition of overall performance at two-year colleges. The NATYCAA Cup program began in 2004 to highlight excellence in two-year athletics based on success in championship competition. The awards are given to the NJCAA member colleges based on performance at national championship events throughout the academic year. A first place finish warrants 20 points, second place 19 points, etc.

In 2007-08, Johnson County Community College won the Scholarship Division, accumulating 142 points for its first every NATYCAA Cup trophy. The Cavaliers did not win a national title in any sport in 2007-08, but did finish second in Division II volleyball, third in Division I men’s indoor track and field, fifth in Division II women’s basketball, fifth in Division II softball, fifth in Division I men’s tennis, seventh in Division I men’s outdoor track and field, and seventh in women’s Division I cross country. Additionally, the baseball team qualified for its first NJCAA JUCO World Series, and tied for ninth overall.

While this was JCCC’s first championship cup win, it was the program’s fourth straight top-three finish. In 2005, JCCC finished runner-up, and followed in 2006 and 2007 with third-place trophies. Last year, JCCC finished 10th overall.  JCCC has finished in the top 10 in all eight years of the cup award.

Iowa Central was the 2010-11 winner of the Scholarship Division with 169 total points, claiming their third straight title. Glouster County College (N.J.) was the Non-Scholarship Division winner for a second straight year with 94 points.

2010-11 Scholarship Division

Rk. College City, State Men’s
1 Iowa Central Community College East Peoria, Ill. 85 84 169
2 Cowley College Arkansas City, Kan. 59.5 74 133.5
3 Iowa Western Community College Council Bluffs, Iowa
71.5 53 124.5
4 Monroe Community College Rochester, N.Y. 57 69.5 122.5
5 South Plains College Levelland, Texas 57 59 116
6 Erie Community College Buffalo, N.Y.
82 28 110
7 Tyler Junior College Tyler, Texas
54 52 106
8 Central Arizona College Coolidge, Ariz.
55 44.6 101.5
Vincennes University
Vincennes, Ind.
63 38.5 101.5
10 Johnson County Community College Overland Park, Kan. 26 63 89
11 Lincoln College Lincoln, Ill.
69 18 87
12 Darton College Albany, Ga.
50 36 86
13 Barton County Community College Great Bend, Kan.
54 30.5 84.5
14 Genesee Community College Batavia, N.Y.
42.5 39 81.5
15 Butler Community College El Dorado, Kan.
39.5 38.5  78

Past Winners of the NATYCAA Cup

Year College JCCC Finish
2003-04 College of DuPage (Ill.) 6th
2004-05 Mesa Community College (Ariz.) 2nd
2005-06 Monroe Community College (N.Y.) 3rd
2006-07 Monroe Community College (N.Y.) 3rd
2007-08 Johnson County Community College (Kan.) 1st
2008-09 Iowa Central Community College (Iowa) 9th
2009-10 Iowa Central College (Iowa) 8th
2010-11 Iowa Central College (Iowa) 10th