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ASU, Samford win SoCon Cup
Georgia Southern senior Ryan Zabroske was named to the East region team Wednesday. - photo by Special to the Herald

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. Appalachian State University’s men and Samford University’s women have claimed the Southern Conference all-sports championships for the 2009-10 athletic season, it was announced on Tuesday. Appalachian State earned the league’s Commissioner’s Cup for excellence in men’s athletics while Samford was awarded the Germann Cup for the best overall women’s athletics program.

Georgia Southern placed last in men’s sports (39 points) for the Commisioner’s Cup and ninth in women’s sports (53.5 points) for the Germann Cup.

            Both winning schools were recognized Tuesday evening at the Southern Conference Honors Dinner presented by Carolina Ford Dealers in Hilton Head Island, S.C.

            The Mountaineers were awarded the Commissioner’s Cup for the 30th time in program history. ASU has now claimed the Cup five consecutive seasons and 17 of the last 18 years. In the 10 SoCon-sponsored men’s sports, Appalachian State won four overall titles and a division championship in men’s basketball. ASU started the year strong with football and cross country championships in the fall, followed by wins in both indoor and outdoor track and field. ASU’s 94 total points placed it 18.5 points clear of second-place UNC Greensboro.


Zebroske named All-Region

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.The Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) announced the 2010 Division I PING All-Region honorees Wednesday afternoon with Georgia Southern senior Ryan Zabroske named to the East region team. Zabroske was one of three representatives on the list from the Southern Conference.

            In all, 153 players across six regions – Northeast, East, Southeast, Midwest, Central and West – earned all-region honors for the 2010 season.

            Zabroske, an Alpharetta, Ga., native is one of only two Eagles to have competed in all 12 tournaments for Georgia Southern this season. The senior was named to the All-Conference team at the conclusion of the SoCon Championship and was recognized as the SoCon Golfer of the Week for all competition March 31-April 6.

With four top-five finishes and an extra Top-10 placement, Zabroske broke his career-low 54 hole total and career-low round within the first three tournaments of the season. In the season-opening Golfweek Conference Challenge, Zabroske collected his first top-five finish with a career-low 214 (-2) three-round total. He topped his performance three weeks later placing second at the Adams Cup of Newport Collegiate with a 7-under 209, compliments of three rounds of 70-70-69.