GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - With nine Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association championships to its credit for this season, Calvin has won the 2016-17 MIAA Commissioner's Cup all-sports award. This is the first time that Calvin has won three-straight years.
The Knights won the award for the third straight year and for the fourth in the last five years and 12th time overall with 135 points, five points ahead of Hope. Calvin won the men's all-sports standings by a five-point margin over Hope and tied with Hope in the women's all-sports standings with 68 points.
This year Calvin won nine MIAA titles, with first-place finishes in men's cross country, men's soccer, volleyball, women's swimming & diving, men's indoor track & field, women's indoor track & field, women's lacrosse, men's outdoor track & field, and women's outdoor track & field. Although MIAA Tournament titles do not count in the standings, Calvin has three on the year in men's soccer, men's basketball and women's lacrosse.
The MIAA Commissioner's Cup award is based on the cumulative performance of each member school in the league's 22 sports for men and women. The final Commissioner's Cup standings are determined on the basis of each college's standings in eight of eleven sports for men and eight of eleven sports for women. The Commissioner's Cup (All-Sports Award) has been presented since 1934-35.
Commissioner's Cup Final Standings: 1. Calvin 135, 2. Hope 130, T3. Trine 97, T3. Albion 97, 5. Alma 88.5, 6. Adrian 85.5, 7. Kalamazoo 80, 8. Olivet 71.
Women's All-Sports: T1. Calvin 68, T1. Hope 68, T3. Trine 45, T3. Albion 45, 5. Alma 44.5, 6. Saint Mary's 42, 7. Adrian 36.5, 8. Kalamazoo 35, 9. Olivet 31.
Men's All-Sports: 1. Calvin 67, 2. Hope 62, T3. Albion 52, T3. Trine 52, 5. Adrian 49, 6. Kalamazoo 45, 7. Alma 44, 8. Olivet 40.