posted November 21, 2003

Hope Tops MIAA All-Sports Standings

Hope College leads the 2003-04 Commissioner's Cup standings after the fall sports season.

The MIAA presents separate awards for the best cumulative finish in men's and women's sports as well as an award for the best cumulative finish in all league sports (men and women). The separate awards are known as the Men's All-Sports Award and the Women's All-Sports Award while the cumulative award is known as the Commissioners' Cup.

The current standings are based on the standings of the eight fall sports. During the fall, Hope teams won league championships or co-championships in men's golf, football, men's and women's soccer. The women's golf team finished second while the men's and women's cross country teams and volleyball squad ended third.

The final standings after the spring season will be determined on the basis of each college's standings in eight of nine sports for men and eight of nine sports for women. These point-totals are added together to determine the winner of the Commissioners' Cup.

Commissioner's Cup Standings thru Fall: 1. Hope 89, 2. Calvin 75, Albion 59, 4. Alma 53, 5. Kalamazoo 43, 6. Olivet, 7. Adrian 30

Men's All-Sports Standings: 1. Hope 43, 2. Calvin 33, 3. Albion 29, 4. Alma 18, 4. Kalamazoo 18, 6. Olivet 16, 7. Adrian 11.

Women's All-Sports Standings: 1. Hope 46, 2. Calvin 42, 3. Alma 35, 4. Albion 30, 5. Saint Mary's 29, 6. Kalamazoo 25, 7. Adrian 9, 8. Olivet 8.

As a single sport member (football only), Wisconsin Lutheran is not computed into the all-sports standings.

The Commissioner's Cup (MIAA All-Sports Award) has been presented since 1934-35. Hope has won the award 25 times, including in 2002-03.