HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. --- With five Southern Conference championships in the 2007-08 academic year, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga has claimed the 2008 Germann Cup, the SoCon office announced Thursday.
The Germann Cup (pronounced GRR – man) is presented annually to the school which produces the SoCon’s best all-around women’s sports program.
Schools earn points based upon its teams’ regular-season finishes, with bonus points going to the team which wins the conference tournament.
“I said when I was hired two years ago that one of our goals was to have a broad-based athletics program,” Athletics Director
The softball team’s twin titles clinched the Cup for
Overall, the Lady Mocs edged second-place Furman for the Cup by 4.5 points, 74.5 to 70 for Furman.
The women’s golf team, in its first year of competition in more than 20 years, registered a fifth-place finish at the SoCon Championships with first-year Head Coach Colette Murray at the controls.
Women’s basketball has been the anchor of the
Bill Gautier’s cross country team repeated as SoCon Champions at the league meet in October, and his track and field teams pulled out fourth-place finishes at both the indoor and outdoor SoCon meets without competing in field events.
Lisa Rhodes’ volleyball squad took third place in the regular season and reached the conference tournament semifinal match. The soccer team, coached by J.D. Kyzer, competed with no seniors or juniors on the roster, and first-year Head Coach Jeff Clark’s women’s tennis team earned an eighth-place SoCon finish.
The men’s programs, which won the Commissioner’s Cup, the men’s equivalent, in 2005, placed third in this year’s all-sports rankings. With 68.5 points, the Mocs trailed top-finisher Appalachian State, which compiled 84 points, and Furman, 73 points. The