Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Championship Swing

Have you seen the rapid-fire awarding of Big South Championships over the past week?

It all started with Charleston Southern winning the 2008 Women's Golf Championship last week (CSU's first Conference crown this year)...

...then came four champions in one day--each won on the same campus! Winthrop hosted the championship tournament for tennis and the championship meet for outdoor track (both for men and women), so it was a busy weekend in Rock Hill:

Women's Tennis--Winthrop

Men's Tennis--Radford

Women's Outdoor Track & Field--Coastal Carolina

Men's Outdoor Track & Field--Liberty

Coming into today, that gave the Big South five different champions in a row--a streak broken with the 2008 Men's Golf Championship and first-place finisher Coastal Carolina.

Let's review...that's 16 of the 18 Big South Conference Championships awarded (with softball and baseball to complete the cycle in May). Of those 16, Liberty has won EIGHT, followed by three for Coastal, two for Winthrop, and one each for High Point, Radford, and Charleston Southern. Only VMI and UNC Asheville have yet to capture a title for themselves this academic/athletic calendar.

(Note from Mark B.: the original post lacked the team photos due to some Blogger upload error messages, but we were able to get them up the next day--thanks for your patience!)

Keep on reading SHOUT for more fun stories and don't forget to check out BigSouthSports.com for all your breaking Conference News!

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