NSU Wins 2023-24 SSC Men’s Mayors’ Cup

MELBOURNE, Fla. – Nova Southeastern University Athletics has been announced as the 2023-24 Sunshine State Conference Men’s Mayors’ Cup recipient, marking the first time in departmental history that NSU has won the award. The Sharks amassed 46 points across six spots to earn the 2023-24 Mayors’ Cup.  

Since its inception in the 1986-87 academic year, the SSC’s all-sports trophy has symbolized excellence and sportsmanship. The trophy earned its name from the Mayors of member school communities who initially sponsored the award, a tradition that continues today.  

After the fall and winter points were tallied, the Sharks sat in second place, with 28 points from four sports. Seventeen of those fall/winter points came from a third consecutive basketball regular-season title (fourth overall) and a runner-up finish at the swimming championship. NSU also earned 11 points for fifth-place finishes in soccer and cross country. 

Nova Southeastern netted 18 points in the spring, with only two of the four league sports calculated in the Mayors’ Cup. The Sharks tallied the first nine points following a runner-up performance at the SSC golf championship. Then, NSU baseball closed out the regular season in third place, earning the athletic department another nine spot. Nova Southeastern men finished Top-3 in four of six sports on the way to a one-point SSC Men’s Mayors’ Cup victory. 

2023-24 Mayors’ Cup Men’s Division 

1. Nova Southeastern – 46 
2. Florida Southern – 45 
3. Rollins – 42 
4. Tampa – 40 
5. Barry – 38.5 
6. Lynn – 38 
7. Saint Leo – 34.5 
8. Embry-Riddle – 34 
9. Palm Beach Atlantic – 32.5 
10. Florida Tech – 27 
11. Eckerd – 11.5 

Mayors’ Cup Scoring 

Scoring for the SSC Mayors’ Cup is based on the regular-season finish for sports with conference standings and championship finish for cross country, golf, rowing, and swimming. For sports where all schools compete, scoring begins with 11 points awarded for finishing first to one point for eleventh. In sports where fewer than 11 teams compete, first-place points will be awarded based on the number of competing teams. Scoring will take into account ties in the SSC standings. Ties broken with a head-to-head tiebreaker will see Mayors’ Cup points distributed accordingly. Points will be split when head-to-head results cannot break a tie. 

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