Owls Hold Fall Lead in All-Sports Standings

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

MACON, Ga. - With completion of the volleyball regular season Kennesaw State holds the top spot in the Atlantic Sun All-Sports Standings after the completion of the fall sports’ regular seasons.

KSU holds the lead in the Bill Bibb Trophy Standings with a total of 115.5 points. The Owls also hold the most total championships of the 2009-10 season with a men’s cross country and women’s soccer crown to their credit. FGCU sits second only 10.5 points behind Kennesaw State. Belmont comes in third with 100.5 total points, while Jacksonville tallied 97.5 points on the season and earned the women’s cross country crown. UNF sits fifth with 88.5 points. Lipscomb ranks sixth holds the regular season title in women’s volleyball, while Campbell come in seventh with the men’s regular season crown. ETSU ranks eighth, Mercer ninth, USC Upstate 10th and Stetson 11th.

ETSU holds the lead in the Jess C. Fletcher Trophy Standings, the award going to the school in the A-Sun with the best overall men’s sport finishing in the 2009-10 season. The Bucs picked up 19.5 points from men’s soccer and now total 49.5 points on the season. ETSU has claimed the Bibb Trophy in each of the past three seasons and earned the Fletcher Trophy in four-consecutive seasons. ETSU men’s cross country finished second at the conference meet and the Bucs’ men’s soccer team reached the A-Sun semifinal before being ousted by eventual champion Stetson.

UNF sits second in the Fletcher standings, just 4.5 points behind ETSU, with 45. Campbell made the biggest move in the standings, jumping from eighth to third with its men’s soccer team claiming the regular season title. Kennesaw State fell from first to fifth just behind fourth-place FGCU. USC Upstate fell from tied for third to sixth. Lipscomb, Mercer and Stetson sit tied for seventh with Belmont in 10th and Jacksonville in 11th.

Jacksonville moved into a tie for first-place in the Sherman Day Trophy Standings with Kennesaw State. The Dolphins and the Owls hold a total of 82.5 points. Jacksonville has claimed the Sherman Day Trophy in each of the past two seasons, while Kennesaw State has finished in the top three in that span never claiming the title. Belmont comes in third with 76.5 points, FGCU ranks fourth and Lipscomb round out the Top 5. Campbell sits in sixth-place, UNF seventh, Mercer eighth, USC Upstate ninth and ETSU and Stetson rank tied for 10th.

Points for the all-sports standings are awarded on a descending basis in three-point increments and are established according to the number of teams participating in each sport. In team sports, points are awarded based on a school’s regular season finish. In individual sports, such as cross country, golf, and track and field, points are awarded based on their A-Sun Championship standings. In the event of a tie, the two schools split the combined points.  

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The Atlantic Sun Conference is an 11-member league committed to Building Winners for Life. The A-Sun stands for achievement with integrity in both the academic and athletic arenas, with a focus on the balance between the two for our student-athletes. Headquartered in Macon, Ga., the A-Sun boasts six of the top eight media markets in the Southeast. The A-Sun includes a blend of the most prestigious and dynamic private and public institutions in the region: Belmont University, Campbell University, East Tennessee State University, Florida Gulf Coast University, Jacksonville University, Kennesaw State University, Lipscomb University, Mercer University, University of North Florida, University of South Carolina Upstate and Stetson University.