For the second consecutive year the University of West Alabama has finished third in the men's Gulf South Conference All-Sports Standings. The Tigers also finished tied for third in the overall standings, according to a release today by the conference office.
The University of West Florida claimed the first-ever Overall All-Sports Trophy, while also earning its ninth consecutive Women's All-Sports Trophy. Delta State spoiled the Argonauts hopes of a third straight All-Sports' sweep by winning its first Men's All-Sports Trophy since 2004.
West Florida cruised past the field in the overall standings, compiling an even 78.000 total points which was nearly 24 points more than second-place Alabama Huntsville (54.625). UWA and Valdosta State tied for third (50.750) in the overall standings, followed by North Alabama (49.125), Delta State (47.250), West Georgia (37.875) and Christian Brothers (36.125).
West Florida continued its women's All-Sports dominance, winning for the 10th time in the last 11 years. Alabama-Huntsville earned second-place with 28.250 points, followed by Valdosta State (26.875), North Alabama (25.125) and West Georgia (20.250). Christian Brothers (17.875) and Delta State tied for sixth-place (17.875) and West Alabama (16.375) completed the women's list.
On the men's side, Delta State edged West Florida by less than a point, 28.625 to 27.875.
UWA was third (26.875), while Alabama Huntsville (23.325) and North Alabama (21.875) completed the top five. Rounding out the men's standings were sixth-place Valdosta State (18.500), Christian Brothers (15.125) and West Georgia (14.000).
The GSC will present the All-Sports Trophies at its Annual Awards Banquet, Thursday, June 26 at the Hilton Pensacola Beach in Pensacola Beach, Fla. At that time, the GSC will also recognize its "Top Ten" student-athletes, announce the winners of the Commissioner's Trophies and enshrine the inaugural GSC Hall of Fame class.
2013-14 GSC OVERALL ALL-SPORTS TROPHY STANDINGS
Rank School Totals
1.) West Florida 78
2.) UAH 54.625
3.) West Alabama 50.75
Valdosta State 50.75
5.) North Alabama 49.125
6.) Delta State 47.25
7.) West Georgia 37.875
8.) Christian Brothers 36.125
Notes: The Overall All-Sports Trophy counts all sports that a school sponsors; Regular season finish (standings) count towards 75% of the final overall rank and tournament finish counts at 25%; Florida Tech is an affiliate football member, but they do not qualify for the All-Sports Trophy
2013-14 GSC MEN'S ALL-SPORTS TROPHY STANDINGS
Rank School Totals
1.) Delta State 28.625
2.) West Florida 27.875
3.) West Alabama 26.875
4.) UAH 23.625
5.) North Alabama 21.875
6.) Valdosta State 18.5
7.) Christian Brothers 15.125
8.) West Georgia 14