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LU Finishes Sixth in VaSID All-State Ranking

June 19, 2008  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Liberty finished the year ranks No. 6 in the Commonwealth of Virginia as announced in the 2007-08 Virginia Sports Information Directors Association (VaSID) 30th annual Division I All-Sport Championship survey.

Liberty finished the year ranks No. 6 in the Commonwealth of Virginia as announced in the 2007-08 Virginia Sports Information Directors Association (VaSID) 30th annual Division I All-Sport Championship survey.

2007-08 VaSID All-Sport Survey - Composite Results

The Virginia Sports Information Directors Association (VaSID) released its 30th annual Division I All-Sport Championship survey today, with Liberty finishing No. 6 in the Commonwealth ranking.

The Flames posted a .566 winning percentage overall this past athletics year (185-141-5), combining its overall record for each athletics team which keeps a win-loss record for an NCAA sponsored championship program.

Virginia was the Commonwealth victor, claiming a .618 winning percentage (260-159-8) to take home its 10th VaSID All-Sport Championship.

Rounding out the VaSID Top 5 ahead of Liberty was No. 2 Old Dominion (.602/177-116-5), No. 3 James Madison (.601/210-139-4), No. 4 Virginia Tech (.584/222-157-8) and No. 5 VCU (.569/142-107-5).

Liberty and Virginia were the only athletics departments to boast individual NCAA national championships. Josh McDougal claimed a national title for Liberty in men's cross country, while Somdev Devvarman was the nation's best men's tennis player by capturing the crown.

Liberty dominated the Commonwealth in terms of championship. The Flames won eight Big South conference titles (football, women's basketball, men's soccer, volleyball, men's and women's cross country, and men's indoor and outdoor track and field), while also claiming the NCAA East Regional title in wrestling.

The Flames were followed by Virginia, Virginia Tech and William & Mary in the all-state championship rankings, as the trio of programs each claimed four conference titles during the 2007-08 year.

Liberty finished No. 4 in the VaSID All-State Women's Standings with a .576 winning percentage (94-69-1), while placing No. 8 in the VaSID All-State Men's Standings with a .557 winning clip (91-72-4).

Finishing among the Commonwealth's elite programs is nothing new for Liberty. The Flames have ranked among Virginia's best NCAA Division I programs over the years, including a fifth-place ranking in 2005-06 survey (.519/152-141-4).

VaSID Division I All-Sport Championship
Overall Standings for 2007-08

1. Virginia 260-159-8 .618
2. Old Dominion 177-116-5 .602
3. James Madison 210-139-4 .601
4. Virginia Tech 222-157-8 .584
5. Virginia Commonwealth 142-107-5 .569
6. Liberty 185-141-5 .566
7. William & Mary 204-187-5 .5214
8. Radford 171-157 .5213
9. Hampton 140-131 .516
10. George Mason 180-174-3 .508
11. Longwood 128-144-5 .471
12. Norfolk State 137-191-0 .418
13. Richmond 104-146-5 .418
14. VMI 69-117-5 .374

VaSID Division I All-Sport Championship
Men's Standings for 2007-08
1. Virginia 146-64-2 .693
2. Old Dominion 103-69-3 .597
3. Virginia Tech 104-74-5 .582
4. Virginia Commonwealth 70-52-2 .573
5. Hampton 32-24 .571
6. George Mason 102-78-2 .566
7. James Madison 77-60-3 .561
8. Liberty 91-72-4 .557
9. William & Mary 103-88-3 .539
10. Norfolk State 53-50 .515
11. Radford 60-63 .488
12. Longwood 51-68-4 .431
13. VMI 64-86-3 .428
14. Richmond 56-79-3 .417

VaSID Division I All-Sport Championship
Women's Standings for 2007-08

1. James Madison 133-79-1 .627
2. Old Dominion 74-47-2 .609
3. Virginia Tech 118-83-3 .586
4. Liberty 94-69-1 .576
5. Virginia Commonwealth 72-55-3 .565
6. Virginia 114-95-6 .544
7. Radford 111-94 .541
8. William & Mary 101-99-2 .505
9. Longwood 77-76-1 .503
10. Hampton 108-107 .502
11. George Mason 78-96-1 .449
12. Richmond 48-67-2 .419
13. Norfolk State 84-141-0 .373
14. VMI 5-31-2 .158

Past Vasid Division I Survey Champions
1978-79 Old Dominion .651
1979-80 Old Dominion .724
1980-81 Old Dominion .663
1981-82 James Madison .686
1982-83 Old Dominion .676
1983-84 Old Dominion .646
1984-85 Old Dominion .688
1985-86 Old Dominion .649
1986-87 George Mason .631
1987-88 James Madison .625
1988-89 Virginia .620
1989-90 Virginia .633
1990-91 Virginia .642
1991-92 Virginia .664
1992-93 Virginia .662
1993-94 Old Dominion .667
1994-95 James Madison .611
1995-96 Old Dominion .641
1996-97 Virginia .642
1997-98 Virginia .621
1998-99 Old Dominion .662
1999-00 Hampton .626
2000-01 Hampton .622
2001-02 Richmond .627
2002-03 Va. Commonwealth .673
2003-04 Virginia .644
2004-05 Virginia .633
2005-06 Old Dominion .672
2006-07 Old Dominion .661
2007-08 Virginia .618

2007-08 Team Championships and Highlights

George Mason
NCAA Championships
Men's Basketball
Individuals
Women's Track And Field – Murielle Ahoure – 200 Meters Semifinals

Conference Championships
Women's Rowing
Men's Basketball

Hampton
NCAA Championships
Men's Outdoor Track and Field
Women's Outdoor Track and Field
Individual
Terry Thronton - 6th in 400 Meter Hurdles

Conference Champions
Women's Indoor Track and Field (Co-Champions)
Women's Outdoor Track and Field
Men's Tennis – Reg. Season
Women's Tennis - Reg. Season
Women's Softball - Reg. Season

James Madison
NCAA Championships
Field Hockey - Quarterfinals
Baseball - Regional
Football – 1st Round

Conference Champions
Field Hockey
Baseball

Liberty
NCAA Championships
Volleyball
Men's Soccer
Women's Basketball
Wrestling – East Regional Champion
Individuals
Josh McDougal – NCAA Cross Country Champion, fifth in the men's 5,000 meters (Indoor), sixth in the men's 3,000 meters (Indoor)
Clendon Henderson - third in Men's Discus (Outdoor)
Evans Kigen - 10th in 3,000 Steeplechase (Outdoor)

Conference Champions
Men's Cross Country
Women's Cross Country
Volleyball
Men's Soccer
Football
Women's Basketball
Men's Indoor Track And Field
Men's Outdoor Track And Field (Ic4a Champion)
Big South Sasser Cup
Big South Men's All-Sport
Big South Women's All-Sport

Longwood
Confrence Championships
Women's Soccer – United Soccer Conference (Regular Season)

Old Dominion
NCAA Championships
Women's Basketball – Round of 16
Men's Soccer – Round of 16
Field Hockey – 1st Round
Wrestling – 35th
Women's Sailing Singlehanded (LDCA 2nd And Third)
Men's Basketball – CBI Quarterfinals (ODU)

Conference Champions
Women's Basketball
Men's Soccer
State Championships
Wrestling

Norfolk State
NCAA Championships
Men's Indoor Track and Field
Men's Outdoor Track and Field
Raphael Hall-15th in High Jump

Conference Champions
Men's Indoor Track and Field
Men's Outdoor Track and Field
Meac All-Sports Champion

Radford
NCAA Championships
Men's Tennis
Individual
Kyle Morse – East Region Hammer Throw Champion (11th At Nationals)

Conference Championships
Men's Tennis

Richmond
NCAA Championships
Football – Semifinals

Conference Champions
Football
Women's Swimming And Diving

Virginia
NCAA Championships
Men's Tennis (Final Four)
Men's Lacrosse – (Final Four)
Women's Rowing – (5th)
Women's Soccer – Rd. of 16
Baseball - Regionals
Field Hockey - 1st Round
Women's Lacrosse – 1st Round
Men's Soccer – 2nd Round
Women's Basketball - 2nd Round
Men's Outdoor Track And Field - T7th
Women's Golf – 12th
Men's Golf – 26th
Women's Outdoor Track And Field - 27th
Men's Basketball – CBI Semifinals
Individuals
Somdev Devvarman – NCAA Men's Tennis National Champion
Yemi Ayeni - 2nd In Men's NCAA Discus
Billie Jo Grant – 8th In Women's NCAA Discus

Conference Champions
Men's Lacrosse
Men's Cross Country
Men's Swimming & Diving
Women's Rowing

Virginia Commonwealth
NCAA Championships
Women's Basketball – WNIT – 2nd Round
Men's Basketball - NIT

Virginia Tech
NCAA Championships
Men's Soccer-Final Four
Softball-World Series
Women's Indoor Track and Field (10th)
Women's Swimming and Diving (23rd)
Men's Swimming and Diving (37th)
Women's Outdoor Track and Field (31st)
Men's Outdoor Track and Field (20th)
Football (9th)
Individuals
Yavneniy Olhovsky – T2nd in Men's Pole Vault
Matej Muza – 5th in Men's Hammer Throw
Tasmin Fanning -6th in 5,000 Meters
Kelly Phillips – 6th in Women's Pole Vault
Brittany Pryor – 7th in Women's Hammer Throw
Kristen Callan – 9th in Women's Hammer Throw
Justin Clickett – 6th in Men's Shot Put

Conference Championships
Football
Women's Indoor Track And Field
Softball

VMI
Track And Field - Felix Kitur (9th in 800-Meters)

William and Mary
NCAA Championships
Men's Cross Country-15th
Women's Soccer – Rd of 32
Women's Tennis – Rd of 32
Individual
Women's Track And Field-Emily Anderson 5th in 1,500 Meters

Conference Champions
Men's Cross Country
Women's Cross Country
Women's Tennis
Women's Track And Field