UNG wins PBC Commissioner’s Cup

The University of North Georgia (UNG) was awarded with the 2023-24 Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Commissioner’s Cup at the league’s recent annual awards dinner. The Cup is the second for UNG, the first of which came in 2017.

The Commissioner’s Cup is presented annually to the best overall athletic department based on regular-season standings and select championship results from cross country, golf, and track and field. UNG earned 75 of a possible 96 total points for a .781 rating.

“I am so proud of our entire athletics team,” UNG President Michael Shannon said. “Our student-athletes, coaches and administrators continue to deliver the most competitive, value-added Division II athletics program in the nation.”

The Nighthawks were among the most competitive athletic programs in the country in 2023-24, winning PBC regular-season championships in women’s soccer, softball and men’s golf. 

(PICTURE: L-R: Kelli Crickey, faculty athletics representative; UNG President Michael Shannon; Athletics Director Mary Rob Plunkett; and Dr. Alyson Paul, vice president of Student Engagement and Success, celebrate the honor.)