JOPLIN -- With a sweep by the Lions softball team tonight, the Missouri Southern athletic department has secured the Sonic Trophy for the second-straight year.
The Sonic Trophy Series is a cooperative effort between MSSU, PSU and Sonic to reward and honor the athletics department that performs the best throughout the course of the year. One point will be awarded in each of the thirteen sports in which both departments compete. The school with the most points at the end of the year will be presented the Sonic Trophy Series trophy.
The Lions took the trophy last year, winning 7-6, and Southern this year has already racked up seven wins to secure the trophy again.
Southern started the winning off in the fall with men's cross country defeating Pitt at the MIAA Championships. The men's and women's basketball teams both picked up points, as well as the women's indoor track and field team. Baseball picked up a point last week and golf won theirs yesterday. With the Lions' double-header sweep tonight in softball, Southern has once again claimed the trophy.
There are still two more sports left to be contested with the men's and women's outdoor track championships to take place on May 7-8 in Emporia, Kan.