Nova Southeastern and Florida Southern Claim 2007-08 Mayors' Cup All-Sports Trophies
Nova Southeastern claimed the women’s division of the 2007-08 Mayors’ Cup all-sports trophy, and Florida Southern emerged victorious in the men’s division.
First presented following the 1986-87 academic year, the award has traditionally been sponsored by the mayors of the nine communities in which SSC institutions are located.
In the men’s division, points are awarded based on final conference standing in cross country, soccer, basketball, golf, tennis, and baseball. In the women’s division, points are awarded for final standing in cross country, volleyball, soccer, basketball, golf, tennis, rowing, and softball. In each category, available points depend upon the total number of conference schools that sponsor the particular sport.
Nova Southeastern’s victory in the women’s division marks the first Mayors’ Cup won by the institution since it became eligible for SSC championships in 2004-05. The Shark women’s programs had a breakthrough year in every nearly every sport, winning their first SSC championships in basketball and golf. Additionally, NSU tied for second in volleyball and finished third in both cross country and soccer. The Sharks also posted a fourth-place finish in tennis and a fifth-place showing in softball.
NSU accumulated 47.5 points to win the women’s award, followed by Tampa, which tallied 41.5. Florida Southern was third (37.5), followed by Rollins (36) and Barry (30). Lynn and Saint Leo tied for sixth with 28.5 points, while Florida Tech was eighth (14.5), and Eckerd was ninth (12).
Florida Southern wins its tenth men’s Mayors’ Cup, following a year in which the Moccasins claimed SSC titles in cross country, basketball, and golf. The FSC baseball team finished second in the conference standings, while tennis placed third. Men’s soccer was eighth among league teams.
Southern collected 39 points to take the men’s division victory, followed by Lynn, which notched 33.5 points. Tampa placed third (31.5), followed by Florida Tech and Nova Southeastern, which tied for fourth with 25 points. Rollins and Barry tied for sixth with 19.5 points, and Saint Leo was eighth with 18.5 points. Eckerd (17.5) rounded out the men’s division standings.
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