Alabama State earns Commissioner’s Cup
For the second consecutive year, the Southwestern Athletic Conference has recognized Alabama State University as the winners of the Sadie Magee/Barbara Jacket Award, C.D. Henry Award, as well as the James Frank Commissioner’s Cup for the 2016-17 academic year.
ASU, which swept the three awards last year as well, took 10 SWAC championships back to Montgomery this past year to garner the honors, including first-time championships in bowling and women’s soccer. This is the fifth-straight year that Alabama State has won the Magee/Jacket Award, the third Henry accolade in the past four years, and the school’s fourth consecutive Commissioner’s Cup. The honors were presented Thursday afternoon during the SWAC’s annual spring meetings in Houston, Texas.
The Lady Hornets totaled 100 points to beat out second-place finisher Texas Southern (90.5 points) The Lady Hornets captured six team titles, including cross country, women’s soccer, volleyball, indoor track and field, bowling, outdoor track and field and tennis. Alabama State’s softball team finished second in the 2017 tournament as well. Prairie View A&M was third overall with 79 total points. Rounding out the standings are Southern (64), Jackson State (62), Grambling State (53), Mississippi Valley State (47), Alcorn State (46), Arkansas-Pine Bluff (42), Alabama A&M (40).
C.D. Henry Award
Alabama State (73 points) was just 3.5 points ahead of second-place finisher Prairie View A&M. The Hornets finished with 73 points after winning team titles in indoor track and field, tennis and golf, as well as a second place finish in baseball. Coming in third through tenth, respectively, were Texas Southern (64), Jackson State (59), Grambling State (58), Alcorn State (53), Southern (34), Arkansas-Pine Bluff (32.5) and Alabama A&M (29).
James Frank Commissioner’s Cup
Jackson State (121), Grambling State (111), Alcorn State (99), Southern (98), Arkansas-Pine Bluff (74.5), Mississippi Valley State (72) and Alabama A&M (69) round out the final standings.