MACON, Ga. – Regular season championships in soccer, volleyball and basketball helped Florida Gulf Coast University claim the 2012-13 Atlantic Sun Conference Women’s All-Sports championship.
The Sherman Day Trophy, which is awarded to the A-Sun Women’s All-Sports Champion, will now find a home in Ft. Myers.
With only track and field remaining, the Eagles total 169.5 points out of a possible 222 (.764), receiving 30 points for soccer, volleyball and basketball, along with 12 points for cross country, 24 for golf, six for sand volleyball, 13.5 for tennis and 24 for softball.
The Eagles’ trio of regular season titles helped them secure the top spot, as they are followed by North Florida (168/243, .691), ETSU (145.5/228, .638), Jacksonville (126/216, .583) and 2012 champion Kennesaw State (130.5/228, .572) in the top five. Mercer (118.5/222, .534), Stetson (106.5/222, .480), cross country champion Lipscomb (108/228, .474), USC Upstate (100.5/228, .441) and Northern Kentucky (81/228, .355) complete the field.
FGCU led the overall All-Sports race following the completion of the winter seasons and has a chance to supplant ETSU as the first team other than the Bucs to claim the Bill Bibb Trophy as the A-Sun All-Sports Champion. This is the award’s seventh year of existence.
The Eagles currently lead the combined all-sports race with track and field and baseball remaining, while the Bucs sit atop the Men’s All-Sports Race (.769).
Points for the A-Sun All-Sports title are awarded on a descending basis in three-point increments. A minimum of five full-fledged members must participate in a sport for that sport to be counted in the all-sports standings. The total number of points available for each sport is established according to the number of teams participating in each sport.
In team sports, points are awarded based on regular season finish. In individual sports (cross country, golf, track & field) points are awarded based on the A-Sun Championship standings. Ties split points, and the final All-Sports standings are based on percentage. Each institution's percentage score is determined by the aggregate calculation of each institution's points earned divided by the maximum points available to that institution.
The Atlantic Sun Conference is an NCAA Division I league with 10 member institutions committed to Building Winners for Life. The A-Sun meets the challenge of maintaining the highest standards in academic and athletic achievement with a true balance between student and athlete. 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: East Tennessee State University, Florida Gulf Coast University, Jacksonville University, Kennesaw State University, Lipscomb University, Mercer University, University of North Florida, Northern Kentucky University, University of South Carolina Upstate and Stetson University.