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FGCU claims All-Sports A-Sun title

May 17, 2013
Special to the Breeze , Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Florida Gulf Coast University is the winner of the Atlantic Sun Conference All-Sports championship for the first time in the school's history, edging ETSU.

FGCU is the first to win other than ETSU in its seven years of existence.

While the winner of the Jesse C. Fletcher Trophy as the men's all-sports champion cannot be determined until the completion of the baseball regular season this weekend, mathematically the Eagles' current success is enough to claim the overall all-sports title and Bill Bibb Trophy.

A chance remains for ETSU, FGCU or Mercer to claim the Fletcher trophy, as the drama heightens for this weekend's action.

Regardless of the outcome on the diamond, FGCU is assured of finishing no worse than tied for fifth in the baseball standings, and ETSU cannot accrue enough points to pass the Eagles.

The Eagles won regular season championships in men's and women's soccer, volleyball and women's basketball. They total 276 out of a possible 366 overall points, for a winning percentage of .754. Their women's total of 169.5 points is second only to North Florida's 177 this season, and their 106.5 points in the men's race have them in second heading into the final weekend of regular season baseball.

FGCU claimed four team titles for the second consecutive season and places it in a tie with North Florida for the most in 2012-13. Only five programs have won four or more titles in a season in the award's six-year history.

 
 

 

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