May 13, 2014

King takes second straight Blue Ridge Cup

BRISTOL, Tenn. – In the second annual battle for the Blue Ridge Cup between King University and Lees-McRae College, King retained the title by the final score of 20-5. The Blue Ridge Cup is an annual battle between the two schools that includes their head-to-head matchups on the field and in the classroom with a total of 25 points to be earned.

King held a 4-2 lead after the fall, but Lees-McRae tried to gain some momentum as their men’s and women’s basketball teams, as well as their men’s volleyball teams took victories over the Tornado to pull the Bobcats ahead. However, King earned victories in each of those sports in the other meeting to regain the lead before the Tornado sealed the win during the spring season.

Both the men’s and women’s indoor and outdoor track and field teams gave King points, based on their finishes at the Conference Carolinas Championships. The Tornado earned points in both men’s and women’s tennis before the softball team swept the Bobcats in Bristol to give King a commanding lead. The King cycling team took its second straight Southeastern Collegiate Cycling Conference title to give the Tornado a 17-5 lead going into the academic categories.

King earned wins in all three academic categories, having a higher NCAA graduation rate and placing a higher percentage of student-athletes on Conference Carolinas academic all-conference teams. King had 86 of their 143 student-athletes, or 60.1 percent named to academic all-conference teams. The Tornado took the final point to cap the 20-5 victory by having an overall student-athlete grade-point average of 3.122, which was greater than Lees-McRae’s 3.109.

A complete breakdown of the 2013-14 battle for the Blue Ridge Cup is provided below.

 

Sport

Total
Point(s)

 

Notes:

 

Winner(s)

Women’s Volleyball

2

1 point per match

King 2-0

Men’s Soccer

1

1 point per match

Lees-McRae

Women’s Soccer

1

1 point per match

Lees-McRae

Men’s Cross Country

1

½ point based on Conference Championship result;

½ point based on Southeast Regional ranking finish

King


King

Women’s Cross Country

1

½ point based on Conference Championship result;

½ point based on Southeast Regional ranking finish

King


King

Men’s Volleyball

2

1 point per match

1-1

Men’s Basketball

2

1 point per game

1-1

Women’s Basketball

2

1 point per game

1-1

Men’s Indoor Track & Field

1

based on Conference Championship results

King

Women’s Indoor Track & Field

1

based on Conference Championship results

King

Men’s Tennis

1

1 point per match

King

Women’s Tennis

1

1 point per match

King

Softball

2

1 point per game

King 2-0

Men’s Cycling

1

based on Conference Championship results

King

Women’s Cycling

1

based on Conference Championship results

King

Men’s Outdoor Track & Field

1

based on Conference Championship results

King

Women’s Outdoor Track & Field

1

based on Conference Championship results

King

Graduation Rate (NCAA)

1

 

King

Percentage on Academic
    All-Conference Team

1

 

King

Overall student-athlete GPA

1

 

King

Total available points

25

 

KING WINS, 20-5