HILTON HEAD, SC -- A record-setting athletic season has resulted
in Armstrong Atlantic State receiving their first-ever PBC
Commissioner’s Cup, presented at the league’s annual
meetings in Hilton Head on Tuesday night. The award is
presented annually to the best overall athletic department in the
league, as determined by regular-season standings. A founding
member of the Peach Belt, the 2011-12 Commissioner’s Cup is
the first in school history.
Armstrong set a league record this season by winning seven regular-season championships. The Pirates began the year with the women’s soccer crown followed by a co-Championship in volleyball. Armstrong flexed their true muscle in the spring, winning league titles in baseball, softball, men’s tennis, women’s tennis and women’s golf. The previous record of PBC titles was five, set twice before. Even with those titles, the Pirates just edged out Columbus State, who finished second despite not winning a title this year, but finishing in the top four in seven sports. Clayton State was third in the standings after winning the women’s basketball title and finishing second in women’s cross country.
The PBC Commissioner’s Cup is determined by calculating the number of points possible to each school, given the number of sports they participate in, divided by the number of points earned during the year. Points are determined by placement in the final regular-season standings of each of the PBC’s 13 championship sports.
2011-12 Commissioner's Cup Standings
|School||MXC (9)||WXC (10)||MSOC (9)||WSOC (11)||VB (8)||MBB (13)||WBB (13)||BB (12)||SB (11)||MT (10)||WT (13)||MGF (11)||WGF (7)||Max Possible||Total Earned||Rating|
|Armstrong Atlantic State||1||-||-||11||7.5||3.5||5.5||12||11||10||13||7||7||118||88.5||.750|
*Numbers in parentheses indicate maximum number of points that can be awarded for each sport. Ratings are determined by taking the maximum number of points available to each school, depending on how many sports each has, and dividing by the number of points won, based on conference finish through the regular season (except golf and cross country which are based on championship results).