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MACON, Ga. - Following one of the most impressive fall seasons in Atlantic Sun history, Lipscomb leads the way for the Bill Bibb, Jesse C. Fletcher and Sherman Day Trophies as the Bisons captured four conference titles and finished in runner-up for a fifth sport.
Lipscomb began the fall slate with a sweep at the A-Sun Cross Country Championship before finishing in second place in women's soccer regular season. The Bisons capped the year with a share of the men's soccer regular-season title before volleyball finished 13-1 for the program's fourth-ever regular season title. Lipscomb becomes the first program in Atlantic Sun history to win four conference titles and finish as the runner-up for a fifth sport during the fall season as the Bisons compiled 112.5 points out of a possible 117.
FGCU trails Lipscomb with two conference regular-season titles by finishing undefeated for women's soccer and sharing the men's conference crown with the Bisons. The Eagles' volleyball team finished runner-up to Lipscomb in the regular season and posted strong performances at cross country with third-place in the women's race and fourth at the men's meet. The Eagles sit in second place for all three trophies and combined for 97.5 points out of a possible 117 during the fall season.
Following a runner-up performance in women's cross country and third place for the men's harrier squad, North Florida landed in third for the combined standings. UNF's two men's program's landed 30 points in the fall for third place, while the Ospreys three fall women's programs totaled 43.5 to sit in fourth place for the Sherman Day trophy.
Northern Kentucky appeared in all five A-Sun Championship during the fall as the Norse are fourth for the Bill Bibb trophy with 61.5 points out of 117. NKU's men's cross country squad claimed runner-up honors to help the Norse sit in fourth place in the men's standings, while a third-place regular-season finish in volleyball led the women's program.
Jacksonville's 45 points for the Sherman Day trophy place the Dolphins in third place and pushed JU into a tie for fifth with Stetson for the combined race. The Hatters claimed the No. 3 seed for the men's soccer championship following a 4-2 conference record, while the volleyball program finished in a tie for third during the regular season.
Kennesaw State and USC Upstate round out the combined sports race as the Owls totaled 39 points with their top performance coming from women's cross country in fourth place and Spartans being led by men's cross country team in fifth.
Only five of the 19 Atlantic Sun Conference titles have been awarded for the 2014-15 season with the next conference championship being the Men's & Women's Indoor Track & Field Championship on Feb. 28th through March 1st in Winston-Salem, N.C. at the JDL Fast Track.
The Atlantic Sun Conference is an NCAA Division I league with eight 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: Florida Gulf Coast University, Jacksonville University, Kennesaw State University, Lipscomb University, University of North Florida, Northern Kentucky University, University of South Carolina Upstate and Stetson University.
Bisons Lead Race for All Sports Trophies Following Fall Season
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