UWF Wins Record Sixth Consecutive GSC Women's All-Sports Trophy
Argonaut Men Finish Second in All-Sports Standings
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The University of West Florida won a record sixth consecutive Gulf South Conference Women’s All-Sports Trophy, it was announced today by the Conference office. The All-Sports victory, which officially heralds UWF as the most successful women’s athletic department in the GSC, is the seventh in eight years for the Argonauts and the ninth overall, also a Conference record.
The victory was a close one for the Argonauts, as they finished the 2010-11 GSC athletic season with 61.0 points, just 1.5 more than Arkansas Tech. Harding, North Alabama and West Alabama round out the top five in the women’s standings.
UWF captured the All-Sports Trophy thanks to another banner season from several women’s teams. The Argonaut women’s soccer, volleyball and women’s tennis teams all captured GSC titles in 2010-11, while the women’s golf team earned a second place finish in the league and the women’s cross country team finished third in the GSC.
The West Florida men’s teams also fared extremely well, finishing second in the Men’s All-Sports Trophy standings. UWF collected 50.5 points, just six behind Men’s All-Sports winner Harding. Valdosta State, Delta State and North Alabama round out the top five.
UWF won GSC titles in men’s soccer and men’s golf during the 2010-11 season, while men’s cross country and men’s tennis each earned second place results.
"Our goal at UWF is to always be nationally-competitive in any sport we sponsor as an institution," said Athletic Director Dave Scott. “To win our sixth straight women's trophy and to finish second in the men's standings demonstrates our success and is a credit to our coaches, student-athletes and athletic staff."
The Conference will present the All-Sports Trophies at its Annual Awards Banquet, Monday, June 20th, at the Hilton Birmingham/Perimeter Park in Birmingham, Ala. At that time, the GSC will also recognize its "Top Ten" student-athletes and reveal the winners of the Commissioner's Trophies (presented to the most outstanding male and female student-athlete, based on athletic, academic and extracurricular/community service criteria).