Atlantic Sun Concludes Spring Administrative Meetings

Friday, June 06, 2008

MACON, Ga. - The Atlantic Sun Conference held its spring administrative meetings at The Shores Resort in Daytona Beach, Fla., from June 2-5 where among the events included the honoring of several award winners.

The conference acknowledged the achievements of Jacksonville as the winner of the Sherman Day Trophy for the women's All Sports Race and ETSU as the winner of the Jesse C. Fletcher Trophy for the men's All Sports Race and the Bill Bibb Trophy, awarded to the winner of the combined All Sports Race. Individually the A-Sun recognized Belmont's Justin Hare and Mercer's Courtney Maxey as the Student-Athletes of the Year and announced that Mercer's John Dortch and Belmont's Sarah Brandt had earned the league's two postgraduate scholarship honors. Additionally, at the Wednesday night dinner, the league honored ETSU's outgoing Faculty Athletics Representative Priscilla Ramsey who is retiring from that post.

UNF announced its track complex is scheduled to be completed in August and upon that completion, the Ospreys will host the Outdoor Track and Field Championships in May 2009 and 2010.

The Atlantic Sun Conference is a 12-member league committed to Building Winners for Life, with a focus on academic and athletic integrity and a balance between the two for the student-athlete, and maintaining a high level of sportsmanship. Headquartered in Macon, Ga., the A-Sun encompasses six of the top eight media markets in the Southeast. The A-Sun consists of some of the most dynamic private and public institutions in the region: Belmont University, Campbell University, East Tennessee State University, Florida Gulf Coast University, Gardner-Webb University, Jacksonville University, Kennesaw State University, Lipscomb University, Mercer University, University of North Florida, University of South Carolina Upstate and Stetson University.