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Wingate claims its 14th Echols Award in a row

by Chuck Gordon

For the 14th consecutive time, Wingate University has claimed the South Atlantic Conference’s Echols Athletic Excellence Award, recognizing the league’s top athletics department for the academic year. It is the first time the award has been given out since 2019.

Wingate was led by first-place regular-season finishes by six teams: men’s and women’s cross country, volleyball, women’s basketball, baseball and women’s tennis. Football, women’s lacrosse, men’s outdoor track and field, and women’s golf each placed second in the conference.

Read more on our Athletics site.