May 12, 2014
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- WKU has clinched the 2014 Sun Belt Conference all-sports championship, given annually to the conference school that accumulates the most points throughout the athletic year based on its finish in the league standings in each sport.
The Bubas Cup, named for the Sun Belt Conference's first commissioner, Vic Bubas, was first handed out in 1977.
"I congratulate our coaches and student-athletes on winning the 2014 Bubas Cup," Director of Athletics Todd Stewart said. "When we met as a group last August, we established winning the all-sports title as a major goal for this year. In our 32 years in the Sun Belt, we have claimed 133 total conference championships and really wanted to cap off our tenure by winning the all-sports title in our final year. Achieving this with a 70 percent graduation rate and over 1,000 hours of community service this year exemplifies the strength of our entire athletics program on the field of play, in the classroom and in the community."
WKU won Sun Belt Conference championships in soccer, volleyball, women's basketball, women's indoor track and field and women's outdoor track and field in 2013-14, with baseball still to be completed. With men's and women's swimming competing in Conference USA in 2013-14, WKU won the Bubas Cup with only 17 sports scoring points towards the total.
In total, 10 WKU teams finished in the top-three of their respective league standings in 2013-14.
WKU's student-athletes graduate at a 70 percent clip, which is 20 percent higher than the rest of the university student body. WKU student-athletes, coaches and staff completed over 1,000 hours of community service in 2013-14, and WKU has had more student-athletes honored by the Sun Belt Conference for academic achievement than any other conference school for nine-consecutive years.
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