The men of Morehouse College and women of Albany State University have captured the SIAC Commissioner's All-Sports Awards for the 2012-2013 athletics season. It was the fifth award for the Maroon Tigers in the past six years and ninth women's title in the past decade for Lady Golden Rams.
Morehouse scored a total of 41 points to claim this year's Commissioner's Cup, winning conference titles in cross country and track, along with its runner-up finishes in basketball, tennis, and golf.
With a solid performance during the spring season, Stillman College finished in second place. The Tigers men's programs were led by its baseball team winning their sixth SIAC Championship in seven years and its men's tennis team, which won its first title in school history. Stillman also received a boost from its track team, which finished third overall at the SIAC Track and Field Championships.
Tuskegee University finished in third place in the men's standings. The Golden Tigers football team won the 2012 SIAC Championship. Its baseball team earned a second place finish, while the tennis program finished in third-place.
In a close finish. Albany State's women scored 34 points, which was three points more than runner-up Benedict, and six greater than third-place Clark Atlanta.
ASU picked up conference titles in cross country and softball. They also received points from runner-up finishes in volleyball and track & field.
Benedict won the programs first track and field championship in the spring, while earning runner-up finishes in cross country, basketball, and tennis.
Led by its volleyball and basketball team's championships, Clark Atlanta finished in third place overall. The Lady Panthers also recorded third place points from its tennis and track and field programs.
The SIAC Commissioner's All-Sports Trophy is presented to the athletic department within the conference that has excelled in both men's and women's sports. A scoring system of 10 points for conference titles, 7 points for runner-up finishes in championships, and 4 points for 3rd place is used to determine the All-Sports standings.
Points for football are based on the results of the championship game. Men's & women's basketball, a single-elimination tournament, does not offer a consolation game, so no points are awarded for third place in those sports.