LAKEPOINT, Ga. – Propelled by conference championships from women’s soccer and men’s cross country, the Lipscomb Bisons find themselves atop the ASUN Conference All-Sports Race for the Bill Bibb Trophy at the conclusion of fall sports seasons.
It marks the fifth-straight year that the Purple and Gold have led at the midway point.
Lipscomb leads the race with 88.5 total points out of a possible 117 for a 75.64 percent, just ahead of Kennesaw State, who is only 0.64 percentage points behind.
The Lady Bisons are in the driver’s seat for the fourth-straight season for the Sherman Day Trophy after finishing in the top-four of all three women’s sports during the fall. They lead the standings with a percentage of 81.25.
The women’s soccer team secured a share of its first-ever regular season title, while the women’s cross country squad narrowly missed its seventh consecutive title to finish second. Lipscomb volleyball earned a fourth-place finish to give the Bisons 58.5 out of a possible 72 points in the fall.
On the men’s side of things, the cross country team brought home its fourth ASUN crown in five years and the soccer team finished the regular season in sixth place before winning its first tournament title and advancing to the program’s first NCAA Tournament.
The Bisons have totaled 30 out of a possible 45 points (66.67%) and are currently tied for third with Florida Gulf Coast in the race for the Jesse Fletcher Trophy. Kennesaw State, who doesn’t field a men’s soccer program, earned 18 out of 24 possible points and leads the way with 75.00 percentage points.
Points for the ASUN All-Sports title are awarded on a descending basis in three-point increments. A minimum of 50-percent of the ASUN membership must participate in a sport for that sport to be counted in the standings. The total number of points available for each sport is established according to the number of teams participating in each sport.
In team sports, points are awarded bases on regular season finish. In individual sports (cross country, track & field, golf) points are awarded based on ASUN Championship standings. Ties split points. The final All-Sports standings are bases on percentage. Each institution’s percentage score is determined by the aggregate calculation of each institution’s points earned divided by the maximum points available to that institution.