GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - With nine Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association championships to its credit for this season, Calvin has won the 2017-18 MIAA Commissioner's Cup all-sports award. This is the first time that a Calvin senior class has won all four years.
"This is an amazing accomplishment," said Director of Athletics Dr. Jim Timmer. "All of our teams fought hard for every point this year. This is a great honor for the seniors to be the first class at Calvin to win the cup all four years. I am proud of what all of our teams have accomplished this year."
The Knights won the award for the fourth-straight year and for the fifth in the last six years and 13th time overall with 132 points, two points ahead of Hope. Calvin won the men's all-sports standings by a seven-point margin over Hope and fell to the Dutch by five points on the women's side with 64.5 points.
This year Calvin won nine MIAA titles, with first-place finishes in men's cross country, men's soccer, volleyball, men's golf, men's swimming & diving, women's swimming & diving, men's indoor track & field, women's lacrosse and men's outdoor track & field. Although MIAA Tournament titles do not count in the standings, Calvin has three on the year in men's soccer, volleyball 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 132, 2. Hope 130, 3. Trine 106, T3. Albion 102.5, 5. Adrian 89, 6. Alma 73.5, 7. Olivet 72.5, 8. Kalamazoo 70.5.
Women's All-Sports: 1. Hope 69.5, 2. Calvin 64.5, 3. Albion 52, 4. Trine 48.5, 5. Saint Mary's 45, 6. Alma 42, 7. Adrian 37.5, 8. Olivet 34, 9. Kalamazoo 28.5.
Men's All-Sports: 1. Calvin 67.5, 2. Hope 60.5, 3. Trine 57.5, 4. Adrian 51.5, 5. Albion 50.5, 6. Kalamazoo 42, 7. Olivet 38.5, 8. Alma 37.5.