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Covenant Finishes Fifth in USA South Presidents Cup

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ROME, Ga. -- After another strong year, the Covenant athletic department finished in a tie for fifth overall in the USA South Presidents Cup, announced the league earlier this week.

The USA South Athletic Conference 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.

Covenant placed in a tie for fifth overall (with Huntingdon), while placing fourth in the women's standings and eighth on the men's side. It is Covenant's second highest overall finish since joining the conference in the 2013-14 academic year.

On the year, Covenant collected two USA South regular season titles in volleyball and men's basketball. Both cross country teams placed second in conference meets, while the men's soccer team was runner-up in the USA South Tournament.

The team winning the USA South Tournament championship, with the exception of football, receives two bonus points for that sport while the runner-up will receive one bonus point. In the sports of golf and cross country, the athlete placing first will earn two bonus points for his/her institution while the runner-up will earn one bonus point. If athletes from the same institution place first and second, that institution will earn the two bonus points for the first place finish only. Finally, for those sports with divisional standings, the Presidents Cup points are separated by divisions.


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