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General - Thu, Jun. 17, 2010
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Trevecca Nazarene University athletic teams have combined to finish second in the TranSouth Athletic Conference (TSAC) All-Sports Trophy competition for the fifth time in the last six seasons.

The trophy is presented to the TSAC athletic department with the highest average based on their team's finish in the regular season of each of the league's 13 sports.

Union University has captured the TranSouth Conference All-Sports Trophy for the 2009-2010 season. For Union, this marked the seventh straight season at the top of the All-Sports Trophy standings.

Trevecca Nazarene boasted one conference title (softball) on the year and three Trojan teams (women's golf, women's basketball, and volleyball) posted a runner-up finish in conference play. The Trevecca men's golf team finished third. Though it didn't help in the All-Sports Trophy, Trevecca's softball team won the conference tournament.

2009-10 TranSouth All-Sports Final Standings
No. School - Average (Conference Titles)
1. Union University (Tenn.) 6.300 (5)
2. Trevecca Nazarene 5.000 (1)
3. Bethel University (Tenn.) 4.727 (2)
4. Martin Methodist 4.667 (1)
5. Freed-Hardeman 4.643 (1)
6. Cumberland (Tenn.) 4.500 (1)
7. Blue Mountain 3.375
8. Lyon College (Ark.) 3.227
9. Mid-Continent 3.083

The award is based on a point system that awards each school for their finishes in each of the possible 13 sponsored TranSouth sports. Each team earns points for their finishing position, the higher the finish, the more points the school earns. The totals are then divided by the number of sports in which the school participates.

Sports must have at least four school sponsored teams to count toward the total. Team(s) gain one bonus point for participating in all 13 conference sponsored sports. Sports not having at least four teams participating will not count as a conference sport and therefore, not count in the totals. Schools must sponsor a minimum of six (6) sports to be eligible for the All Sports Trophy. In case of a tie, the points will be added and divided between affected teams. Example: Two teams tie for 2nd in a seven team sport. Add 6 and 5 together equaling 11. Divide 11 by 2, so both teams get 5.5 points.

If a sport didn't produce regular season standings, then the tournament results were counted.

History of TranSouth All-Sports Trophy
2009-10:  Union University - Press Release
2008-09:  Union University - Press Release 
2007-08:  Union University - Press Release 
2006-07:  Union University - Press Release 
2005-06:  Union University - Press Release 
2004-05:  Union University - Press Release 
2003-04:  Union University
2002-03:  Lee University
2001-02:  Union University
2000-01:  Lee University *
* first year trophy awarded