UIndy Earns Seventh Consecutive GLVC All-Sports Trophy
INDIANAPOLIS – The University of Indianapolis has earned its seventh consecutive Great Lakes Valley Conference All-Sports Trophy, the league office announced Monday. The Greyhounds totaled 187 points for the 2017-18 academic year.
UIndy earned its 10th All-Sports Trophy in program history by 48 points over Bellarmine University. The Greyhounds have now captured the GLVC All-Sports Trophy in the 1978-79, 1994-95, and 2002-03 seasons, as well as the past seven dating back to 2011-12.
The GLVC All-Sports Trophy is presented to the institution that demonstrates the best all-around performance in the league’s 22 sponsored sports. Points are allocated based on overall finish in the league standings and finish in the respective sport’s Conference tournament.
Led by Dr. Sue Willey, the school’s Vice President of Intercollegiate Athletics, Indianapolis captured a league-record eight GLVC Championships this season to earn first-place points in women’s golf and football, golf, lacrosse, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis, and indoor track and field on the men’s side. Additionally, the Hounds posted runner-up finishes in baseball, men’s outdoor track and field, wrestling, and women’s swimming and diving, as well as a third-place result in women’s indoor track and field.
After finishing three straight seasons in third, Bellarmine totaled 139 points this year to finish second overall, thanks to GLVC titles in men’s basketball and women’s indoor track and field, as well as a runner-up finish in women’s cross country.
Drury University and the University of Southern Indiana tied for third overall at 135.5 points. The Panthers earned three conference crowns on the women’s side, including basketball, swimming and diving and tennis. The Screaming Eagles also picked up three GLVC titles this season in the sports of men’s and women’s cross country and softball.
Winners of a GLVC-record 13 All-Sports Trophies, Lewis University rounded out the top five with 131 points. The Flyers, who turned in runner-up finishes the past five seasons, garnered league titles in volleyball and women’s outdoor track and field.
McKendree University, which earned GLVC crowns in women’s soccer and wrestling this year, finished sixth with 119.5 points. Truman State University (115.5), Maryville University (110.5), University of Missouri-St. Louis (104.0) and University of Illinois Springfield (98.5) rounded out the top 10. Missouri S&T (90.5), Rockhurst University (78.5), William Jewell College (75.0) and Quincy University (54.5) finished 11th through 14th. The University of Wisconsin-Parkside was ineligible for All-Sports Trophy points this season due to GLVC sanctions. In addition, six associate members in the sports of football and men’s lacrosse also garnered points in the standings this year.
The All-Sports Trophy was first instituted in the GLVC during the 1978-79 season and seven different institutions have claimed the award.
The standings for the 2017-18 GLVC All-Sports Trophy are as follows:
|Southern Indiana||135.5||15.||Young Harris ^||5.0|
|5.||Lewis||131.0||16.||Southwest Baptist #||4.5|
|6.||McKendree||119.5||17.||Alabama Huntsville ^||4.0|
|7.||Truman State||115.5||18.||Montevallo ^||2.0|
|9.||Missouri-St. Louis||104.0||Shorter ^||1.0|
|10.||Illinois Springfield||98.5||21.||UW-Parkside !||0.0|
^ Lacrosse members only | # Football members only | ! Ineligible due to GLVC sanctions