Islanders Post Highest Finish Ever in Southland Commissioner's Cup

CORPUS CHRISTI – The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Department of Athletics has posted its highest finish to date in the 2013-14 Southland Conference Commisioner’s Cup. The Islanders placed sixth in the league’s all-sport trophy this season.

"This was an impressive year for Islanders Athletics," Director of Athletics Scott Lazenby said. "We had a number of programs take big steps forward, and we have built a strong foundation for the coming years. We're on the verge of a golden era for the Islanders, and the near future is very bright for Texas A&M-Corpus Christi."

The Islanders finished in a tie for fifth among all men’s programs, also an all-time best for the Islanders, while the women’s programs finished seventh in the league. A&M-Corpus Christi brought home two regular-season titles (men’s and women’s tennis) and posted five other top-four finishes (volleyball, men’s cross country, men’s basketball, women’s basketball and baseball).

The Commissioner’s Cup is awarded annually to the top overall athletics program in the Southland. Point values are 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1, pending place of finish. Regular-season standings are used for sports that have a conference tournament. The Commissioner’s Cup is awarded to the university compiling the highest combined total of men’s and women’s all-sports points.

Sam Houston State took the overall Commissioner’s Cup and also garnered the men’s title. Stephen F. Austin took home the women’s championship and finished just one point behind the Bearkats for the overall title. Lamar, Central Arkansas and McNeese State rounded out the top five.

Final Commissioner’s Cup Standings 

Pl.

University

Men

Women

Total

1.

Sam Houston State

85.5

91.0

176.5

2.

Stephen F. Austin

74.0

101.5

175.5

3.

Lamar

73.5

85.0

158.5

4.

Central Arkansas

56.5

96.0

152.5

5.

McNeese State

64.5

78.0

142.5

6.

A&M-Corpus Christi

64.5

68.5

133.0

7.

Northwestern State

55.0

77.5

132.5

8.

Southeastern La.

74.0

52.0

126.0

9.

Abilene Christian

49.0

57.5

106.5

10.

Oral Roberts

43.5

58.5

102.0

11.

Nicholls

47.0

47.0

94.0

12.

UIW

43.0

42.0

85.0

13.

Houston Baptist

26.0

57.5

83.5

14.

New Orleans

30.0

18.0

48.0