With eight sport’s championships to be determined over the next two months, Western has a 16.5-point lead over both Middle Tennessee and North Texas in the race for the Bubas Cup, which is awarded to the Sun Belt Conference institution that best displays all-around excellence during the academic year. Points are determined by each school’s regular-season finish in football, soccer, baseball and softball. Volleyball and basketball points are based on a combination of divisional and tournament finishes. All other sports are determined by their tournament performances.
“Our current first place standing for the annual Vic Bubas Cup Award is a testament to the commitment, dedication, and sacrifice of the nearly four hundred student-athletes who represent Western in twenty intercollegiate programs,” said Dr. Wood Selig, Western’s Director of Athletics. “Our coaching staff and administration continues to provide exemplary leadership in our annual quest for Sun Belt Conference dominance.”
WKU has 77.5 points after sweeping both the men’s and women’s diving championships at Arkansas-Little Rock in February while adding 18 points from men’s and women’s basketball — both squads advanced to the semifinals of the SBC Tournament in Denton, Texas, with the Lady Toppers also claiming the East Division title in the regular season. And, the women’s track team finished in second place at the league’s championship meet in Jonesboro, Ark., last month.
Western’s three league championships — the Lady Toppers also won the cross country title in November — in 2004-05 are tied for the most in the conference.