FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -- Following the conclusion of the 2014-2015 fall season of USA South competition, the current standings for the Overall, Men's and Women's President's Cups have been released. This year will mark the tenth the USA South will present an Overall, a Men's and a Women's President's Cup. Currently, Maryville College has the lead in the overall and men's cup standings while Meredith College has the lead in the women's cup standings.
Covenant sits in second place overall after strong finishes to the fall sports season. The Scots accumulated 43 points, just 5.5 behind Maryville for the overall lead. In the Men's President's Cup standings, the Scots are third behind Methodist and Maryville. Covenant is also third in the Women's standings trailing Maryville and Meredith.
Covenant claimed two USA South titles in the fall with men's cross country and men's soccer earning titles. The championship for men's cross country was its second in a row, while the men's soccer crown was the first in the Division III era for the program.
The USA South Athletic Conference President's Cup symbolizes the league's top men's and women's athletic program each year. The President's Cup is awarded by a points system where the first place team in each sport will be awarded the number of points that corresponds to the number of schools that sponsor teams in that sport. The second place team receives one point less than the first place team and so on, down to one point for the last place team that competes.
The awarding of an Overall President's Cup began at the conclusion of the 1978-79 season. Following the 2004-05 season, the conference presented separate Men's and Women's President's Cups in lieu of an Overall Cup. The following year the conference reinstated the Overall Cup along with the Men's and Women's Cups.
For the complete USA South release, including full standings, click here