posted February 28, 2009

Hope Tops MIAA All-Sports Standings After Winter Play

Hope College tops the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Commissioner's Cup standings after the winter sports season. The standings are determined by the cumulative finish in the 18 MIAA-sponsored sports. Twelve of the league's 16 sports have been completed for the school year.

Through the winter season, Hope has a six-point edge over rival Calvin in the Commissioner's Cup standings.  Hope tops the Men's All-Sports standings while Hope and Calvin are tied for first in the Women's All-Sports standings.

Hope has finished no lower than third place in any of the sports standings this school year.

Conference championships have been won in volleyball, women's basketball and men's swimming/diving.

Second place finishes have been recorded in men's and women's cross country, men's golf, men's soccer, men's basketball and women's swimming/diving. Teams finishing third were football, women's soccer and women's golf.

Commissioner's Cup Standings: 1. Hope 134, 2. Calvin 128, 3. Albion 87, 4. Olivet 77, 5. Adrian 63, 5. Kalamazoo 63, 7. Trine 59,8. Alma 57.

Men's All-Sports Standings: 1. Hope 62, 2. Calvin 56, 3. Albion 43, 3. Olivet 43, 5. Trine 36, 6. Adrian 34, 7. Kalamazoo 26, 8. Alma 18.

Women's All-Sports Standings: 1. Calvin 72, 1. Hope 72, 3. Saint Mary's 56, 4. Albion 44, 5. Alma 39, 6. Kalamazoo 37, 7. Olivet 34, 8. Adrian 29, 9. Trine 23.

Calvin and Hope tied for first place in the 2007-08 Commissioner's Cup standings.

Hope has won honor a league-record 30 times since the award was instituted in 1934-35.