" We greatly improved once again this year, but fell just short of our goal. With no seniors, we will be hungry to come back and finish the job next season. The Sun Belt Conference did a great job running the championship and we are very thankful that they allowed us to finish our season this way. We will hope for an at-large bid to the NCAA Regionals and see what happens. "
Appalachian State University
" This is a great day for Appalachian State University ... Being invited to join the Sun Belt Conference is the culmination of decades of hard work and achievement by thousands of Appalachian student-athletes, coaches, University leaders and supporters. "