Royals win Joby Hawn Cup
Conference Carolinas has announced Queens University of Charlotte as the 2010-2011 Joby Hawn Cup winner for its overall excellence in Conference Carolinas sponsored sports.
This year's award marks the third time the Royals have won the Hawn Cup. The Royals previously won in 2000-2001 and 1997-1998.
For the first time, a Hawn Cup has been awarded for just the men's winner, just the women's winner and an overall winner. Queens swept all three categories this year.
"It's been a phenomenal year from start to finish," said Director of Athletics Jeannie King. "I am so thrilled with our program's success and the credit goes to our student-athletes, coaches, and staff that work so hard consistently to raise the bar on our campus. We count it an honor to be recognized for this accomplishment."
The winners of the annual awards are determined by each institution's regular season finish in each of its respective Conference Carolinas sponsored sports. The points system is specially tailored to each school as not all schools sponsor each sport the league sponsors. Bonus points are awarded to teams who capture tournament championships or finish as the runner-up.
The Royals finished with a rating of .839, scoring 122.5 points out of a possible 146. Queens edged out Limestone who had a rating of .754, 105.5 out of a possible 140. At the midway point, Queens overtook Lees-McRae who was winning in each category after the fall season. The Royals used a regular season championship by the men's basketball team and a fifth place finish by the women's basketball team to boost the winter points. Those extra points from the fall and winter were needed after Limestone was the highest finisher in the overall category during the spring season. Queens won four tournament championships in its latest campaign, the most by any member school during 2010-2011. The men's and women's cross country teams won in the fall and the men's tennis and golf teams won in the spring. The men's tennis team scored highly by winning the regular season championship and picked up two bonus points with the tournament championship. The same can be said for the Royals cross country teams and men's golf team. Each of the three teams collected the highest amount of points possible in their sports.