Lees-McRae the early leader in Joby Hawn Cup standings
Nov 15, 2011
HIGH POINT, N.C. --- The Lees-McRae College
athletic department is the early leader in the race for the
2011-2012 Conference Carolinas Joby Hawn Cup after capturing a pair
of league titles this fall, announced conference officials
The league will continue to use the same format that was new for
last year, where the Hawn Cup will have a winner for just the
women's sports, a winner for just the men's sports, and then an
overall winner using both the men and women's combined tallies.
Hawn Cup points are awarded in each sport based on the order of
regular season finish with bonus points going to the tournament
champion (2 bonus points) and runner-up finisher (1 bonus point),
based on the number of participating teams in each sport.
Lees-McRae enters the winter season in a three-way tie for the
lead in the race for the men's cup with King College and Queens
University of Charlotte, as each school tallied 16 out of 22
possible points and had a featured team that either won a
conference championship or finish runner-up to help earn bonus
points. Coker College is close behind with 15 points after winning
the men's soccer title, as Limestone College and Erskine College
each have 14.5 markers.
"This fall has been remarkable for the coaches, student-athletes
and staff on our campus, as all five fall sports teams qualified
for the NCAA Tournament," said Director of Athletics Craig McPhail.
"This is a tribute to a lot of people who have worked tirelessly to
make Lees-McRae a better place, and we are proud of their great
The Bobcats currently hold the individual lead on the women's
side, tallying 37 points for a 1.028 rating. Lees-McRae's initial
lead can be credited to a conference title in both women's soccer
and women's volleyball. The Bobcats are followed closely by Queens'
total of 33 points after the Royals captured the women's cross
country title. Belmont Abbey College and Mount Olive College are
also close behind with 27.5 and 27 points, respectively.
Lees-McRae also holds the early lead in the race for the overall
cup with a combined rating of 0.914. Queens is close behind with a
rating of 0.845, followed by King (0.733) and Mount Olive