Following the final regular season game in the 2013-14 season a ceremony was held in the Thompson Rivers Gymnasium handing out the Presidents’ Cup. The first time in 11 years the Cup has been awarded, and both university presidents were on hand for the ceremony.
The Presidents’ Cup was established in 1993 as a challenge between the then Okanagan University College (UBC’s Okanagan campus) and the University College of the Cariboo (Thompson Rivers University) and awarded a trophy for each gender for excellence in athletic competition.
UBC Okanagan Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal Deborah Buszard and TRU President Alan Shaver were both on hand in Kamloops on Saturday for the ceremony.
With TRU’s win in basketball on Saturday the Cup scoring was tied at 3-3-1, points are awarded for each regular season win between the two; the women's team's from UBC Okanagan finished with three wins (Golf, Volleyball-twice), with TRU also finished with three wins (basketeves the men’sball-twice and soccer). Because the soccer teams tied one match the score resulted in the draw.
The first tiebreaker is total points for and against and in this scenario TRU needed to win in Saturday’s basketball game by more than 45 points to earn the Cup. They did not and the Cup went to UBC Okanagan. LINK TO SCORING MATRIX
The Men’s Presidents’ Cup will be awarded to Thompson Rivers University who finished with four wins to three over UBC Okanagan. TRU earned the four wins with regular season victories in volleyball twice, soccer, and basketball. UBC Okanagan prevailed in golf, basketball and once in soccer.
For Thompson Rivers, President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Alan Shaver presented the women’s Cup to Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal of UBC’s Okanagan campus, Professor Deborah Buszard. Professor Buszard proceeded to present Dr. Shaver with the men’s Cup and both Presidents proceeded to raise the Cups above their heads in a victory celebration.