Baseball to receive championship rings at halftime of men's basketball home opener

Nov. 8, 2006

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The JU baseball team will be presented with their Atlantic Sun Conference Championship rings during halftime of the JU men's basketball home opener against St. Leo at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena on Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m.

"This will be the final touch to a tremendous season and what better way to do it than be a part of our first home game at the Arena," said JU head coach Terry Alexander. "We're looking forward to getting everyone back together, reminiscing on how special the year was and soaking in the moment when we get our rings at halftime."

JU, who won its first A-Sun regular season crown with a 23-7 record, finished with 40 wins for the eighth time in program history and the fifth time under Alexander. The Dolphins received votes in two of the four major polls after reaching 40 wins for the first time since 1999. JU finished third in the nation with a 18-4 road record and was 43rd in the nation with a .056 Rating Percentage Index (RPI)

Among the other accomplishments in 2006, the Dolphins went on to the NCAA Regionals for the 11th time in program history, tied the second most wins all- time (43), pitcher Matt Dobbins earned All-America honors and head coach Terry Alexander recorded his 500th career win and was named A-Sun "Coach of the Year".