posted May 18, 2010

Hope is DIII Leader in Men's Basketball Attendance

For the eighth straight year, Hope College has led all NCAA Division III men's basketball programs in home attendance.

This is the 12th time in school history that Hope has been the men's basketball attendance leader.  The 2009-10 Flying Dutchmen averaged 2,826 fans per game over 16 home dates. Rival Calvin finished second with an average of 2,135 fans over 17 home dates.

The Flying Dutchmen posted a 12-4 home floor record.  In five seasons at DeVos Fieldhouse, Hope has posted a 74-8 record.

The Flying Dutchmen finished second in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA), competed in the NCAA Division III tournament and posted a 21-8 overall record.

Other years when Hope led the nation in men's attendance were 1984, 1991, 1996, 1999, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009 

Hope and Calvin helped the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) to top all Division III conferences in home attendance for the 19th consecutive year with an average of 1,066 fans per game.

The average home attendance for Division III men's teams in 2009-10 was 409 fans.

NCAA III Men's Basketball All-time Attendance Champions: 1977, Scranton; 1978, Calvin; 1979, Savannah State; 1980, Savannah State; 1981, Potsdam State; 1982, Wisconsin-Stevens Point; 1983, Augustana (IL); 1984, Hope; 1985,
Wisconsin-Stevens Point; 1986, Calvin; 1987, Concordia-Moorhead; 1988, Calvin;
1989, Calvin; 1990, Calvin; 1991, Hope; 1992, Calvin; 1993, Calvin; 1994,
Calvin; 1995, Calvin; 1996, Hope; 1997, Calvin; 1998, Illinois Wesleyan; 1999,
Hope; 2000, Calvin; 2001, Calvin; 2002, Calvin; 2003, Hope; 2004, Hope; 2005,
Hope; 2006, Hope; 2007, Hope; 2008, Hope; 2009, Hope; 2010, Hope.

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