ATLANTA, Georgia – The Benedict College athletic department has swept the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) men's and women's all-sports awards for the 2014-2015 athletic year.
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, seven points for runner-up championship finishes, and four points for third-place championship finishes is used to determine the all-sports standings. Football is based on the results of the championship game while men's & women's basketball does not offer a consolation game in their single-elimination tournament.
In the men's standings, the Tigers captured three championships this year, winning the basketball, tennis and golf awards. In addition, Benedict finished second in cross-country and third in outdoor track and field for a total of 41 points in the standings. Morehouse finished second as they won the cross country and outdoor track championship while finishing third in tennis and golf. Albany State finished third as they won the baseball title and finished second in both football and outdoor track and field.
In the women's standings, the Benedict Lady Tigers amassed 38 points, winning the cross country and outdoor track and field titles while finishing second in basketball and tennis and third in volleyball. Albany State finished second in the standings (24 points), winning the basketball championship and finishing second in cross country and outdoor track and field. Kentucky State and Stillman both finished with 14 points: Stillman won the tennis title and finished third in softball while Kentucky State finished second in both softball and volleyball.