THURSDAY, JUNE 09, 2011
Women’s program captures A-Sun’s all-sports trophy for third time in last four seasons

For the third time in the last four seasons, JU won the Atlantic Sun Conference’s Sherman Day Trophy as the top women’s all-sports team in the league, the A-Sun announced on Monday.

JU registered 198 points to win the Day Trophy after also taking home the hardware in 2008 and 2009. The women’s program has not finished lower than second since 2007.

This season, all three of the Dolphins A-Sun titles came on the women’s side as JU won championships in both indoor and outdoor track & field as well as softball.

“To win the Sherman Day Trophy for the third time since 2008 is a credit to the hard work of everyone in our athletic department,” JU director of athletics Alan Verlander said. “We pride ourselves on striving for excellence and I’m happy to see our women’s program earn the top spot in the A-Sun’s women’s all sports race.”

The JU women’s team bested second-place UNF by 16.5 points in the Day standings. Out of the nine conference sports, the Dolphins compiled at least 12 points in every category. It also recorded 30-or-more points in soccer and softball to provide the comfortable winning margin over its cross-town rival.

JU finished fourth in the Bill Bibb Trophy standings in the combined all-sports standings. The Dolphins aggregate point total of 289.5 was better than seven league opponents.

Last month, the JU softball team won the program’s first A-Sun Tournament Championship. The track & field team continued its dominance over the conference with its sixth consecutive indoor championship in February and sixth consecutive outdoor title in April.

The women’s soccer team also advanced to the A-Sun championship game and the women’s basketball team won two conference tournament contests to reach the A-Sun finals.