May 24, 2011
ATHENS -- The University of Georgia has claimed second place in the annual Southeastern Conference all-sports competition sponsored by the New York Times Regional Newspaper Group.
Georgia's second place overall standing was highlighted by finishing second in the annual men's sports competition and third in the women's. The Bulldogs were boosted by SEC championships in men's tennis and women's swimming and diving. Also highlighting the Georgia year was a second place finish in women's tennis; third in women's basketball, men's outdoor track and field, and gymnastics; fourth in men's swimming and diving, men's golf, women's cross country and outdoor track and field; and fifth in softball.
Georgia last won the overall SEC All-Sports Trophy in 2005-06.
The New York Times Regional Newspaper Group, which includes 14 newspapers throughout the southeastern United States, awards trophies to the league school which captures each of the three all-sports titles. A first place SEC finish is worth 12 points, second is worth 11 points, etc. The sports of cross country, indoor and outdoor track and field are combined. A program's outdoor track finish makes up half, while the remaining two quarters are based on the cross country and indoor finishes. A schools point total is divided by the number of sports it fields to arrive at the average.
The New York Times Regional Newspaper Group took over coordination of the SEC All-Sports rankings in 1994-95. The league had tabulated the SEC all-sports totals prior to that time. Following are the final standings for 2010-11:
|8.||South Carolina||Miss. State||Arkansas|
|12.||Miss. State||Mississippi||Miss. State|