Salem Jumps Out to Huge Lead in Fall GSAC Presidents' Cup Standings
November 21, 2012
Atlanta, GA-The Salem College Athletic Department has jumped out to a large lead in the 2012-2013 Great South Athletic Conference Presidents' Cup Standings after the fall season. The Spirits are 30 points ahead of their closest competition from Spelman. Huntingdon and Agnes Scott are tied for third followed by Wesleyan College in fifth.
The Spirits had a tremendous fall season in cross country, soccer, and volleyball. Director of Athletics, Melissa Barrett, says "Salem scholar-athletes and coaches are doing great things in the classroom, in the community, and in their sports."
Volleyball took first place in points after their Great South Tournament upset victory. They went in as the third seed and came out as the champion. The soccer team won the conference regular season title. Cross country finished in second in the Great South Championships by just one point to Spelman. "Fall sports were filled with many record breaking accomplishments" says Barrett.
Chelsea Jones (Glade Valley, NC) became the first Salem student-athlete to win a Great South Tournament Most Valuable Player honor in any sport. Tarryn Bundy (West Deptford, NJ) won the first-ever Great South Soccer Freshmen of the Year Honors, and Jay Callahan became the first coach at Salem to earn Great South Soccer Coach of the Year honors.
Barrett says "as a college we will celebrate these successes while continuing to build for the future." The Spirits will look to basketball, softball, and tennis to hold their lead and win the overall championship at the end of the year.
Great South Fall Presidents' Cup Standings