Morehouse and Albany State capture 2009-10 SIAC All-Sports Awards
TUCKER, GA - Morehouse College and Albany State University have captured the SIAC Commissioner's Men's and Women's All-Sports Award for the 2009-2010 sports seasons. This is Morehouse's third consecutive SIAC Commissioner's All-Sports Award and fourth in the last six years. The Albany State women have won this award for seven consecutive years, meaning they've been the recipient of this honor every year since it was re-established in 2003-2004.
Morehouse scored a total of 40 points en route to this year's Award. With the exception of baseball, the Morehouse men won every conference title in spring sports which includes golf, tennis, and track & field in addition to baseball. The Maroon Tigers also took home the men's cross country title to go along their other conference championships.
Â Benedict tied for second place with 25 points after three second-place finishes in cross country, baseball, and track & field while finishing third in golf. Albany State also finished tied for second by capturing their first baseball conference championship since 2006. The baseball title was accompanied by a second place finish in football and two third-place finishes in both cross country and track & field.
Tuskegee, with 20 points, came in a close third after taking home yet another football championship, coupled with their first conference title in basketball since 1979. Fort Valley State University (11), Stillman College (8), Clark Atlanta University (7), and Paine College (7) make up the remaining scoring institutions.
Albany State's women tallied 34 points after winning conference titles in volleyball, softball, and tennis while finishing third in track & field. This was the Lady Rams' 9th consecutive SIAC volleyball title and their first ever SIAC tennis title.
Benedict's women came in a close second with 25 points after winning their first conference title in basketball since 2007. The Lady Tigers also finished second in track & field while also placing third in volleyball and tennis.
Finishing right behind Benedict College was the Fort Valley State Lady Wildcats, who came in third place with 24 points. The Lady Wildcats held off Benedict and perennial power Albany State to take this year's track & field conference title while also finishing second in cross country and softball. Kentucky State (15), Clark Atlanta (10), Tuskegee (7), and Stillman (4) also scored points in this year's standings.
The Commissioner's All-Sports Trophy is presented to the men's and women's athletic department who have excelled athletically within the conference. A scoring system of 10 points for 1st place or conference titles, 7 points for 2nd place, and 4 points for 3rd place is used to determine the All-Sports Standings for the SIAC 13-member institutions. Football is determined by their finish in the regular season. The Men's & Women's Basketball tournament is not double elimination and does not offer a consolation game.