Wednesday, June 1, 2011
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Clayton State women's basketball coach Dennis Cox led the Lady Lakers to the NCAA Div. II title, it was the school's first national championship in any sport.
From Staff Reports
After enjoying arguably its best athletic season ever, Clayton State University concluded the banner season with its highest finish ever in the Peach Belt Conference Commissioner Cup standings.
The final standings were announced at the conference's annual meetings on Tuesday night, and Clayton State finished second overall in the 2010-11 Peach Belt Conference Commissioner Cup standings, finishing second to only Columbus State in the final tally. This marks the first time ever that Clayton State has finished second in the Commissioner's Cup points as an athletic program.
With 89 possible points, Clayton State accumulated 63 points for a rating of .708. That was only 44 percentage points off the pace of Columbus State, which finished with a .752 rating. Finishing behind Clayton State was Armstrong Atlantic (.688), Georgia College (.659), UNC Pembroke (.595), Flagler (.556), Augusta State (.535), Lander (.518), Francis Marion (.495), USC Aiken (.442), Montevallo (.413), North Georgia (.399) and Georgia Southwestern (.323).
Clayton State captured regular season championships in both men's soccer and women's soccer. In addition, men's basketball and men's cross country garnered third-place finishes, while women's cross country and women's tennis both placed fourth.
The Commissioner's Cup is presented annually to the best overall athletic program in the league. The PBC Commissioner's Cup is determined by calculating the number of points possible to each school, given the number of sports they participate in, divided by the number of points earned during the year.
Points are determined by placement in the final regular-season standings of each of the PBC's 13 championship sports.