Cougars women claim SoCon’s Germann Cup

College of Charleston volleyball players Lizzie Theesfeld (left) and Elyse Chubb helped the Cougars win the SoCon all-around women’s sports championship for 2011-12. (Leroy Burnell/postandcourier.com)

College of Charleston has won the Southern Conference all-sports trophy for women’s sports, the league announced Wednesday.

The Cougars won the Germann Cup for the third time in eight years, taking the SoCon women’s tennis title and the South Division volleyball championship, and finishing third or better in golf, soccer and softball in 2011-12. College of Charleston finished with 81.5 points, just ahead of Samford (80.5).

Appalachian State won the SoCon men’s overall title, the Commissioner’s Cup, with 94 points, claiming regular season titles in baseball, wrestling and outdoor track and field.

Commissioner’s Cup Men’s athletics

1. App State 94; 2. Samford 66.5; 3. Furman 65; 4. Davidson 64.5; 5. UNCG 60; 6. Chattanooga 59.5; 7. Wofford 53; 8. Elon 52; 9. College of Charleston 51.5; 10. Georgia Southern 51; 11. Western Carolina 50.5; 12. The Citadel 45.5.

Germann Cup Women’s athletics 1. College of Charleston 81.5; 2. Samford 80.5; 3. App State 78.5; 4. UNCG 72.5; 5. Furman 68; 6. Elon 65; 7. Western Carolina 62.5; 8. Georgia Southern 56; 9. Chattanooga 52.5; 10. Davidson 36.5; 11. Wofford 24.5; 12. The Citadel 13.

The Charleston Man of War semi-pro football team will hold its first combine Saturday at Stoney Field in Charleston.

The combine is open to all male athletes 18 and older. Registration is from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. with the combine beginning at 10 a.m.

The purpose of the event is to test athletes from around South Carolina and build the Charleston Man of War football team. Former Vanderbilt coach Bobby Johnson and NFL hall of famer Joe Delameilleure will assist in player evaluation.

The cost to participate in the combine is $15 ($10 registration fee and $5 donation to Shaw Community Center) in cash or check made payable to Charleston Man of War.

For more information, go to charlestonmanofwar.com.

Staff reports