NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Union University has captured the TranSouth Athletic Conference All-Sports Trophy for the fourth consecutive season. Trevecca Nazarene University finished second for the third consecutive season.
Union led the way with a 6.50 average while Trevecca was second with a 6.11 average. Martin Methodist College was third at 5.82, Freed-Hardeman University fourth at 5.44, and Cumberland University rounded out the top five with a 5.17 average.
The remaining teams were Bethel College (5.07), Lambuth University (4.22), Lyon College (3.37), Crichton College (3.35), Mid-Continent University (2.58), and Blue Mountain College (2.50). Bethel received an additional bonus point by fielding a team in all 13 official conference sports.
Click for full results For full results - Union won three sport championships on the season (women's basketball, men's and women's cross country) and also boasted a second place and three third place finishes on the season. Trevecca Nazarene boasted three titles on the year (baseball, softball, and women's golf) and the Trojans also posted a runner-up finish in women's basketball and a third place finish in volleyball.
The award is based on a point system that awards each school for their finishes in each of the possible 13 sponsored TranSouth sports. Each team earns points for their finishing position, the higher the finish, the more points the school earns. The totals are then divided by the number of sports in which the school participates.
Sports must have at least four school sponsored teams to count toward the total. Team(s) gain one bonus point for participating in all 13 conference sponsored sports. Sports not having at least four teams participating will not count as a conference sport and therefore, not count in the totals. Schools must sponsor a minimum of six (6) sports to be eligible for the All Sports Trophy. In case of a tie, the points will be added and divided between affected teams. Example: Two teams tie for 2nd in a seven team sport. Add 6 and 5 together equaling 11. Divide 11 by 2, so both teams get 5.5 points.