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Union earns TranSouth All-Sports Trophy for sixth straight season

Union earned the
TranSouth All-Sports
Trophy for the
sixth straight
season.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - 5/22/2009 - The Union University athletic department has been awarded the TranSouth Athletic Conference All-Sports Trophy for the 2008-09 season. This marks the sixth straight season that Union has claimed the trophy and seventh time in the past eight seasons.

“We offer our heartiest congratulations to Tommy Sadler, the coaching staffs, and athletes of Union University for winning the TranSouth All-Sports Trophy for the sixth straight year,” says Union University President, Dr. David S. Dockery. “The commitment to excellence on the courts and fields, as well as in the classroom, by the Union athletic program is indeed commendable.”

Union claimed four conference titles in the 2008-09 season including women's cross country, men's cross country, women's basketball, and men's basketball. The Union Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs competed in 10 sports with no team finishing lower that fifth place. In addition to the four titles, Union posted one second place finish, three third place finishes, one fourth place finish, and one fifth place finish.

The TranSouth All-Sports Trophy is awarded to the program that produces the most success during the school year in all sports. Points are awarded for how each team finishes in the regular season standings in each sport. Then, the point total for each school is divided by the number of sports the school participated to reach the average. The TranSouth sponsors 13 sports and all 13 qualified for the trophy standings with at least four teams participating in each sport.

Union also claimed six TranSouth Tournament championships and participated in six NAIA National Tournaments. The Union women’s basketball team captured their fourth NAIA National Championship, and third in the past five years.

2008-09 TranSouth All-Sports Final Standings
No. School - Average (Conference Titles)
1. Union University – 6.050 (4)
2. Freed-Hardeman University – 5.786 (1)
3. Martin Methodist College – 5.056 (3)
4. Trevecca Nazarene University – 4.722 (1)
5. Bethel College – 4.409
6. Cumberland University – 4.000 (2)
7. Lyon College – 3.727
8. Blue Mountain College – 3.250
9. Mid-Continent University – 2.417

History of TranSouth All-Sports Trophy
2008-09: Union University
2007-08: Union University
2006-07: Union University
2005-06: Union University
2004-05: Union University
2003-04: Union University
2002-03: Lee University
2001-02: Union University
2000-01: Lee University

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Related Item(s): TranSouth Conference Release


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