Winners in 06-07 and 07-08, Anderson University won its 3rd straight Hawn Cup today for overall athletic achievment in the conference.
ANDERSON WINS 3RD STRAIGHT JOBY HAWN CUPApril 29, 2009
HIGH POINT, NC--Anderson University has been awarded the annual Joby Hawn Cup, in recognition of excellence in all conference-sponsored sports. The Hawn Cup is awarded each year in honor of former Commissioner H.C. "Joby" Hawn for his many years of service to the former Carolinas Conference. Hawn Cup points are awarded in each sport based on the order of regular season finish with bonus points going to the tournament champion and runner-up finishers, based on the number of participating teams in each sport. Men's & women's golf, men's and women's cross country, and men's and women's track & field are the only conference sponsored sports in which points are determined by conference tournament finish. Anderson University earned their third consecutive Hawn Cup with a member institution high 0.562 rating. This is the third consecutive and third time overall that Anderson has won the award. Before winning the past three years, the Trojans previously finished twice at third (03-04, 04-05), three times at fifth (01-02, 02-03, 05-06), and twice at seventh (99-00, 00-01) in the overall Hawn Cup title history. This is also only the third time a South Carolina member has claimed the honor. In 15 conference sports, Anderson showed remarkable consistency, averaging 7.42 points per sport. Without winning any regular season titles, Anderson won three conference tournament titles in volleyball, womenís basketball, and men's tennis. Anderson recorded double-digit points in women's cross country (10), menís soccer (12.75), volleyball (15.5), women's basketball (14.5), and men's tennis (12.5). Limestone College finishes second just shy of Anderson again for the third straight year scoring a 0.549 rating. This was the fourth consecutive year that Limestone set/tied their personal best finish. Schools making the biggest moves in the right direction were Belmont Abbey College, Erskine College and Barton College. Belmont Abbey was the most improved, moving two spots from fifth to third. Following the Abbey, were both Erskine (7th) and Barton (8th), as they both moved up a spot from last year. Erskine has moved-up a total of four spots in the last two years. Rounding out the schools in order were Anderson, Limestone, Belmont Abbey, Mount Olive, Pfeiffer, Lees-McRae, Erskine, Barton, Queens, Coker, St. Andrews, and Converse respectively. This was the second year under the Conference Carolinas moniker as the conference changed its name from the CVAC back on June 1, 2007. While Anderson was the last member to attain the CVAC Hawn Cup two years ago, they are now the first member to repeat as the Conference Carolinas Hawn Cup Award winner. Link to 2008-09 Final Joby Hawn Cup Standings: http://www.conferencecarolinas.com/sports/hawn_cup/2008-09_Hawn_Cup_Chart.htm Conference Carolinas Joby Hawn Cup Winners 2008-09 Anderson University 2007-08 Anderson University Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference Joby Hawn Cup 2006-07 Anderson University 2005-06 Pfeiffer University 2004-05 Barton College 2003-04 Barton College 2002-03 Barton College 2001-02 Lees-McRae College 2000-01 Queens College 1999-00 Belmont Abbey College 1998-99 Belmont Abbey College 1997-98 Queens College 1995-96 High Point University Pre-CVAC Joby Hawn Cup Winners 1994-95 Pfeiffer 1993-94 High Point 1992-93 St. Andrews 1991-92 Pembroke 1990-91 No Record 1989-90 High Point 1988-89 Pembroke 1987-88 Elon 1986-87 Elon 1985-86 High Point 1984-85 High Point 1983-84 Pembroke 1982-83 Guilford 1981-82 Elon 1980-81 Elon 1979-80 High Point, Elon 1978-79 High Point 1977-78 High Point 1976-77 High Point 1975-76 High Point