Milligan maintains hold on Duard Walker Trophy

from staff reports

   The Appalachian Athletic Conference has awarded its Duard Walker All-Sports Trophy to Milligan College for the third straight year. Milligan, which beat out Tennessee Wesleyan by nearly 100 points for the honor, has captured the trophy every year since its inception.
   The Appalachian Athletic Conference Duard Walker All-Sports Trophy was established as a way of recognizing member institutions with the most successful all-around sports program for the year.
   Milligan tallied 475 points, followed by Tennessee Wesleyan with 380, King College with 340 and Covenant College, 310.
   Member colleges compete in twelve sports: baseball, basketball, cross-country, golf, soccer and tennis for men; and, basketball, cross-country, soccer, softball, tennis, and volleyball for women. Points are awarded based on team place finish in the regular season and sport Conference Championship Tournament.
   The trophy was named the Duard Walker Trophy in 2000 in honor of Coach Duard Walker, who retired last year after 50 years of service to Milligan College as teacher, coach, and athletics director. Walker was named the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Athletics Director of the Year for 2001.