Tuesday, June 05, 2012
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (June 5, 2012) – For the sixth straight year, the ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics won the Bill Bibb Atlantic Sun All-Sports Trophy, and the Bucs are asking their fans to vote for the Blue and Gold in the May CRONS Achiever poll.
Six nominees and their accomplishments are listed on the Atlantic Sun Insider blog, and the recipient of the award is determined completely by fan vote. The winning school receives an award from the Crons Brand, which is the Official Motivation and Apparel Brand of the Atlantic Sun Conference. Crons began sponsoring the monthly "Achiever Award" in January to recognize what A-Sun fans deem the most notable performance of each month.
To vote for ETSU Athletics, visit http://atlanticsun-insider.blogspot.com/2012/06/crons-achiever-award-for-may.html.
Below is a brief review on the Bucs winning their sixth straight All-Sports trophy.
ETSU claimed the Bill Bibb Trophy for the sixth consecutive year, edging Kennesaw State by 4.5 points to claim the 2011-12 Atlantic Sun All-Sports championship. The Buccaneers, who have won the award since joining the conference in 2005-06, received a balanced effort from their men’s and women’s programs, tallying 144 points from the men to also claim the Jesse C. Fletcher Trophy and 141 from the women. The Bucs won championships in women’s soccer, men’s tennis and men’s outdoor track and field, and the 144 points were the most recorded by any men’s team in league history.
As the Official Motivation and Apparel Brand of the Atlantic Sun Conference, the Crons Brand provides what it calls “high quality motivational apparel, merchandise, and accessories to inspire people to get better and constantly strive for their goals.” It also strives to reinforce positive messages to athletes about what it takes to be a winner and the importance of working harder than anyone else in order to reach their full potential. Crons communicates this message through four separate product categories: Team Gear, Lifestyle Apparel, Nutritional Products, and School Programs. Crons is a national brand with its message-themed and motivational merchandise and apparel already in use by more than 500 schools and organizations in 25 states.
Crons perpetuates its message through its Achievers Program, designed to teach students the importance of setting and achieving goals. The program focuses on fostering skills that will help young people set smart, measurable goals now and in the future – leading to academic, personal and professional success.
The Atlantic Sun Conference is an NCAA Division I league with 10 member institutions committed to Building Winners for Life. The A-Sun meets the challenge of maintaining the highest standards in academic and athletic achievement with a true balance between student and athlete. Headquartered in Macon, Ga., the A-Sun boasts six of the top eight media markets in the Southeast. The A-Sunincludes a blend of the most prestigious and dynamic private and public institutions in the region: Belmont University, East Tennessee State University, Florida Gulf Coast University, Jacksonville University, Kennesaw State University, Lipscomb University, Mercer University, University of North Florida, University of South Carolina Upstate and Stetson University. Northern Kentucky University becomes the A-Sun’s newest member on July 1, 2012.
For more information on Buccaneer athletics, visit www.ETSUBucs.com.
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