Indiana Wesleyan Claims Crossroads League All-Sports Trophy
AVON, Ohio – Indiana Wesleyan secured the Crossroads League All-Sports Championship once again for the abbreviated 2019-2020 year, taking the trophy for the 24th time in school history and the 19th time since 2000.
IWU won Crossroads League Championships in men’s cross country, women’s soccer, men’s tennis, women’s tennis, volleyball and men’s basketball, while adding second-place showings in women’s cross country and women’s indoor track. In all, the Wildcats won six championships and finished among the top-two teams in the league in eight-of-11 sports offered during shortened year.
“After a historic fall season, I am incredibly proud of our coaches and student-athletes in winning the All-Sports trophy,” stated Indiana Wesleyan’s Director of Athletics Mark DeMichael. “This award, combined with the fact that all of our athletic teams achieved a grade-point average of 3.0 and higher is a testament to our commitment to excellence in athletics and in the classroom.”
The Wildcats claimed their 18th All-Sports Trophy in the past 19 years by racking up 97 points in the standings to top Marian by 10 points for the top spot. IWU also won the men’s and women’s All-Sports Championships, edging Marian by 2.5 points for the women’s title and taking the crown over Marian by 7.5 points on the men’s side.
Points for the Crossroads League All-Sports Championship are awarded based on each team’s finish in the regular season standings, or for a team’s finish at the league championship event for the sports of cross country, golf and track and field. A first-place finish earns 10 points, with nine points for second, eight for third and so on, until each team is given a point value.
Due to COVID-19, no points were awarded for the spring sports of baseball, softball, golf and outdoor track.