UWF Sweeps GSC All-Sports Trophy Honors
May 11, 2007
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - For the second time in school history, the University of West Florida swept Gulf South Conference Men's and Women's All-Sports Trophy accolades. West Florida became the first school since 1999-2000 to win both championships. They claimed both All-Sports Trophies in 1997-98. West Florida became a full fledged NCAA Division II institution in the GSC in 1996.
West Florida claimed its second consecutive GSC Women's All-Sports Trophy, and third in four seasons with 68.0 points. Harding finished second with 59.5 points, while Valdosta State (52.0) and North Alabama (50.5) also hit the 50-point mark. Gulf South Conference titles in golf and tennis helped UWF seal the award. In the fall, soccer won the GSC Championship, and volleyball reached the semifinals. West Florida has won five women's All-Sports Trophies, tying North Alabama for the second most in league history.
The Argonauts won its first GSC Men's All-Sports Trophy since 2002-03, and third overall. West Florida collected 54.5 points, just four points ahead of second place North Alabama. Valdosta State ranked third (49.5), while Harding (47.0) and Delta State (44.0) also earned 40 points. Three conference titles helped propel UWF to this year's trophy. The Argos won their first ever GSC Championship in baseball this week. They won conference titles in golf this spring and soccer in the fall. Tennis and cross country finished second.
The GSC will present the awards at its annual awards banquet on Thursday, June 28, at the Hilton Garden Inn in Pensacola, Fla. They will also recognize the "Top Ten" student-athletes and reveal the winners of the Commissioner's Trophies. The awards are presented to the most outstanding male and female student-athlete, based on athletic, academic and extra curricular/community service criteria.