Calvin College Wins MIAA Commissioner’s Cup!!!
Wednesday, May 08, 2013
For the first time since the 1999-2000 academic year, Calvin College has won the outright MIAA Commissioner’s Cup. Calvin finished the year with 216 points, finishing ahead of rival Hope which earned 205 points. At the conclusion of the 2007-08 year, Calvin and Hope shared the Commissioner’s Cup as the two schools tied for first place. Hope had since won the last four outright titles.
The MIAA Commissioner’s Cup award is based on the cumulative performance of each member school in the league’s 20 sports for men and women. The final Commissioner’s Cup standings is determined on the basis of each college’s standings in eight of 10 sports for men and eight of 10 sports for women. The Commissioner’s Cup (All-Sports Award) has been presented since 1934-35. Hope has won the award 34 times, followed by Kalamazoo 15, Albion 14, Calvin 9 and Alma 5.
In addition, Calvin took first place in the MIAA Men’s All-Sports standings with 102 points, finishing ahead of Hope which tallied 93 points. Calvin also took first place in the MIAA Women’s All-Sports standings with 114 points, edging Hope by two points.
The 2012-13 academic year was an historic one for the Calvin athletics program as it captured an MIAA record 12 conference titles including 10 that were outright league crowns. Calvin competes in 19 of the 20 MIAA-sponsored sports. The Knights do not compete in football.
In the fall, Calvin claimed six outright MIAA titles as its men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s cross country, volleyball and men’s golf team won league championships. During the winter season, Calvin took home three more titles with its men’s basketball and women’s swimming and diving teams winning outright championships while its women’s basketball team claimed a co-championship.
This spring, Calvin added three more MIAA championships to the mix as its men’s and women’s track and field teams won outright league titles while its men’s tennis team gained a three-way share of the MIAA title. The men’s tennis title was the first league championship in Calvin history.
MIAA Commissioner’s Cup Standings: 1. Calvin 216, 2. Hope 205, 3. Adrian 157, 4. Trine 131, 5. Alma 127, 6. Albion 118, 7. Olivet 96, 8. Kalamazoo 87.
Menís All-Sports Standings: 1. Calvin 102. 2. Hope 93. 3. Adrian 80. 4. Trine 67. 5. Albion 60. 6. Kalamazoo 45. 7. Olivet 42. 8. Alma 36.
Womenís All-Sports Standings: 1. Calvin 114. 2. Hope 112. 3. Alma 91. 4. Adrian 77. 5. Trine 64. 6. Saint Maryís 60. 7. Albion 58. 8. Olivet 54 .9. Kalamazoo 42.