As the calendar winds down to the final days of 2016, the Liberty Flames Sports Network is looking back at the moments that made this athletics year special for Flames Nation.
Liberty Athletics Top Moments of 2016 continues today by looking at Moment No. 5, cross country and track & field claiming five of six Big South titles during the calendar year.
Liberty continued its dominance in the Big South in the sports of cross country and track & field, winning five of the league's six Big South titles during the 2016 calendar year. The year was highlighted by Liberty sweeping outdoor track & field titles over long-time rival Coastal Carolina and head coach Brant Tolsma securing his 100th title as a head coach with the women's cross country championship title.
The 2016 calendar year was another banner year in Liberty Athletics. Liberty captured Big South titles in eight sports (football, men's golf, men's indoor track & field, men's outdoor track & field, women's cross country, women's indoor track & field, women's outdoor track & field and women's soccer).
The Flames also captured the 2015-16 Big South Sasser Cup title, the 12th in program history, establishing a new standard for most Sasser Cup titles in league history. Liberty also won the Men's All-Sport and Women's All-Sport trophies, marking the third sweep in Liberty Athletics history of the Big South's major awards.
The Liberty Flames Sports Network will continue to count down the top moments of 2016 when LibertyFlames.com reveals moment No. 4 on Tuesday.
Liberty Athletics Top Moments of 2016: No. 10 – Sam Matheson winning Big South Player of the Year honors/advancing to the NCAAs No. 9 – Men's golf capturing the 2016 Big South Men's Golf Championship title No. 8 – John Dawson hitting the game-winning shot to give men's basketball a win over High Point No. 7 – Julia DiMartino throwing a no-hitter against Big South foe Gardner-Webb No. 6 – Dexter Robbins blocked field goal attempt against Gardner-Webb to preserve an overtime win No. 5 – Cross country and track & field claiming five of six Big South titles during the calendar year No. 4 – Revealed on Dec. 27 No. 3 – Revealed on Dec. 28 No. 2 – Revealed on Dec. 29 No. 1 – Revealed on Dec. 30
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