All Sports Award

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          Release: 07/30/2008
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Hampton University won its seventh consecutive Mary McLeod Bethune Women’s All Sports Award and Norfolk State captured its third consecutive and fifth overall Talmadge layman Hill Men’s Award, the league announced Wednesday. Hampton totaled 79 points of the possible 108 points, while NSU tallied 68 out of 96.

Each institution will receive a $25,000 check which will be presented at the MEAC Spring Delegate Assembly and Committee Meetings in Virginia Beach later today.

Hampton has won nine overall All-Sports trophies since joining the MEAC in 1996 (three men’s awards, including back-to-back victories in 2003 and 2004, and five women’s awards). Norfolk State won its first men’s trophy in 2001.

“Once again both Hampton University, under the direction of Dr. William Harvey, and Norfolk State University led by Dr. Carolyn Meyers have demonstrated the overall strength of their respective Athletic programs by capturing the MEAC All-Sports Awards,” said Commissioner Dennis Thomas. “I would like to congratulate the Norfolk State and Hampton administrators, coaches, student-athletes and support staff for an outstanding job throughout the course of the year.”

Hampton’s women’s program won conference championship titles in women’s tennis, outdoor track and field, and softball. They were also co-champion in cross country with Maryland E. Shore.

Maryland E. Shore finished second on the women’s side with 77 total points. North Carolina A&T followed closely with 67 points while Morgan State finished with 65.5 total points. Delaware State was fifth (59.5) and Bethune-Cookman was sixth (57.5).

On the men’s side, Norfolk State won both indoor and outdoor track and field championships. The Spartans also finished as runners-up in cross country, football, and basketball. Delaware State finished a close second with 63.5 total points. The Hornets finished first in football and finished second in indoor track and field. Hampton finished third (47.5), followed by Bethune-Cookman (45) and Florida A&M (44.5) to round out the top five.

Points are awarded in a descending order beginning with 12 points for championship or first place finishes. The second place teams get 10 points. Tied teams split the total points.

The Mary McLeod Bethune Award, named after the founder of Bethune-Cookman College, awards the top overall women’s athletic program during the course of one full academic year. The first Mary McLeod Bethune Award was given in 1987 to Delaware State University. Florida A&M leads all MEAC schools with nine Women’s Awards from 1993-2000. The men’s All-Sports Award is named after the late Talmadge Layman Hill, a former player and coach at Morgan State, and former Chairman of the MEAC Steering and Planning Committee, as well as the league’s first President. Howard University was the recipient of the first Talmadge Layman Hill Award in 1972. South Carolina State holds the men’s record with 11 awards from 1973-1984.

Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference All-Sports Standings

2007-08 Mary McLeod-Bethune Award Results
Women’s All-Sports Trophy

Points are awarded on a descending basis beginning with 12 points for a championship or first place finish. The second place teams gets10 pts. Tied teams will split the point total. In Volleyball, Bowling, Tennis, Softball and Baseball points are given based on regular season finish among each division. In all other sports points are given based on regular-season finish excluding Cross Country and Track & Field, which are awarded points based on MEAC Championship finish.

 

MEAC Sports

Cross Country

Volleyball

Indoor

Track & Field

Basketball

Bowling

Tennis

Outdoor

Track & Field

Softball

Total Points

Bethune-Cookman

4

8.5

7

2

11

8

6

11

57.5

Coppin State

2

6

4

10

6

7

4

6

45

Delaware State

5

9.5

5

9

10

9

3

9

59.5

Florida A&M

6

12

1

3.5

11

9

1

9

52.5

Hampton*

10

7

11

7

8

12

12

12

79

Howard

9

8

3

3.5

8

9

2

10

52.5

Md-Eastern Shore

12

12

11

7

12

6

10

7

77

Morgan State

8

9.5

8

7

8

9

8

8

65.5

Norfolk State

7

8.5

6

1

9

10

7

8

56.5

North Carolina A&T

1

10

9

12

8

7

9

11

67

South Carolina State

3

7

2

5

7

12

5

7

48

2007-08 Talmadge Layman Hill Award Results
Men’s All-Sports Trophy

MEAC Men’s Sports

Cross Country

Football

Indoor

Track&Field

Basketball

Tennis

Outdoor

Track & Field

Baseball

Total Points

Bethune-Cookman

1

6

8

3

9

6

12

45

Coppin State

7

-

6

4.5

7

4.5

5

34

Delaware State

8

12

10

8

9

8

8.5

63.5

Florida A&M

5

4.5

5

6.5

12

3

8.5

44.5

Hampton

6

8

3

9.5

12

9

-

47.5

Howard

9

4.5

1

2

8

2

-

26.5

Md-Eastern Shore

12

-

9

1

6

4.5

6

38.5

Morgan State

4

7

4

12

10

7

-

44

Norfolk State*

10

9.5

12

9.5

8

12

7

68

North Carolina A&T

3

3

7

6.5

-

10

10

39.5

South Carolina State

2

9.5

2

4.5

10

1

-

29

 

 

 

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