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2009 MEAC All-Sports Award
Written By: MEAC Media Relations         Release: 05/06/2009
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MEAC ANNOUNCES 2009 ALL-SPORTS AWARD WINNERS
Hampton and Norfolk State Earn MEAC’s Top Award

Hampton University won its eighth consecutive Mary McLeod Bethune Women’s All Sports Award and Norfolk State captured its fifth consecutive and sixth overall Talmadge Layman Hill Men’s Award, the league announced Wednesday.  Hampton totaled 77 points of the possible 96 points, while NSU tallied 63.5 out of 84.

Each institution will receive a $25,000 check which will be presented at a banquet at the MEAC Spring Delegate Assembly and Committee Meetings in Hendersonville, NV held later tonight.

Hampton has won ten overall All-Sports trophies since joining the MEAC in 1996 (three men’s awards, including back-to-back victories in 2003 and 2004, and six 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 Hampton and Norfolk State administrators, coaches, student-athletes and support staff for an outstanding job.”

Hampton’s women’s program won conference championship titles women’s indoor and outdoor track and field.  The Lady Pirates also earned the regular season tennis title. 

For the second year in a row Maryland E. Shore finished second on the women’s side falling .5 points shy of the Pirates (76.5). Norfolk State followed closely with 66 points while Howard finished with 63.5 total points.  North Carolina A&T was fifth (60.5) and Delaware State was sixth (57.5).  

On the men’s side, Norfolk State won all three tracks including cross country, indoor and outdoor track and field.  Delaware State finished at the number two spot for the second consecutive season with 50 total points.  Hampton finished third (49.5), followed by Bethune-Cookman and Morgan State, both tied at four with 48 total points.  

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

 

2008-09 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

1

9

4

3

7.5

9

7

10

50.5

Coppin State

7

6

2

10

6

6

4

6

47.0

Delaware State

5

10

3

9

11

9

1

9.5

57.5

Florida A&M

4

12

1

4.5

9.5

10

3

12

56

Hampton*

9

8

12

6.5

8

12

12

9.5

77

Howard

8

9

7

4.5

7

10

6

12

63.5

Md-Eastern Shore

12

12

9

8

11

7

10

7.5

76.5

Morgan State

6

7

8

6.5

9

8

2

7.5

54

Norfolk State

10

8

10

1

12

7

9

9

66

North Carolina A&T

2

7

6

12

9.5

8

8

8

60.5

South Carolina State

3

10

5

2

7.5

12

5

7

51.5

 

2008-09 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

8.5

5

7.5

9

5

12

48

Coppin State

4

-

4

7.5

6

3

6

30.5

Delaware State

9

8.5

6

3

8

6

9.5

50

Florida A&M

7

8.5

2

3

10

4

9.5

44

Hampton

5

8.5

9

5

12

10

-

49.5

Howard

8

3

3

3

9

1

-

27.0

Md-Eastern Shore

10

-

8

1

7

9

7

42.0

Morgan State

3

6

10

12

10

7

-

48

Norfolk State*

12

5

12

7.5

8

12

7

63.5

North Carolina A&T

6

4

7

7.5

-

8

7

39.5

South Carolina State

2

12

1

10

12

2

-

39

 

2007-08 MEAC All-Sports Award

 

 

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