Related: USA South Release
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -- The USA South released the final 2015-16 Presidents Cup standings earlier this week after the conclusion of the spring conference tournaments. Covenant placed fourth in the overall standings and fourth in the both the men's and women's rankings.
The fourth place finish is the highest for Covenant since joining the conference in 2013-14.
On the year, Covenant collected two conference tournament championships (volleyball and men's basketball) and one regular season title (volleyball). Several programs also had second place finishes including men's and women's cross country, women's tennis, and men's basketball (regular season).
The USA South's Presidents Cup symbolizes the league's top men's and women's athletic program each year. The Presidents 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. Additionally, for all sports with the exception of football which has no post-season play, bonus points are up for grabs. The team winning the USA South Tournament Championship receives two bonus points for that sport while the runner-up receives one bonus point. In the sports of golf and cross country, the athlete placing first earns two bonus points for his/her institution while the runner-up earns one bonus point. If athletes from the same institution place first and second, that institution earns the two bonus points for the first place finish only.
Methodist was the overall winner, while North Carolina Wesleyan and Piedmont took home the men's and women's Cup, respectively.
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