UIndy Garners Sixth-Straight GLVC All-Sports Trophy
INDIANAPOLIS – The University of Indianapolis has earned its sixth consecutive Great Lakes Valley Conference All-Sports Trophy, the league office announced Monday. The Greyhounds totaled 177 points for the 2016-17 academic year.
UIndy earned its ninth All-Sports Trophy in program history by 13 points over Lewis University. The Greyhounds have now captured the GLVC All-Sports Trophy in the 1978-79, 1994-95, 2002-03, 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons.
The GLVC All-Sports Trophy is presented to the institution that demonstrates the best all-around performance in the league’s 21 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 three GLVC Championships this season to earn first-place points in women’s golf and men’s and women’s tennis. Additionally, the Hounds posted runner-up finishes in men’s soccer, men’s indoor and women’s outdoor track and field, and advanced to medal-match play as the No. 2 seed in men’s golf. They also recorded third-place finishes in men’s and women’s swimming and diving, and women’s indoor and men’s outdoor track and field.
Winners of a GLVC-record 13 All-Sports Trophies, Lewis finished runner-up for the fifth-straight season with 160 points, highlighted by three Conference titles in men’s and women’s indoor and women’s outdoor track and field. Bellarmine University (158) placed third for the third consecutive season, featuring a league title in men’s basketball and men’s golf.
The University of Southern Indiana (148), Drury University (147) and Truman State University (143) mirrored their respective fourth through sixth-place finishes from a year ago. McKendree University (120.5), University of Missouri-St. Louis (119) and Rockhurst University (115) were the other three teams to eclipse the 100-point mark this year, respectively placing seventh, eighth and ninth, while Missouri S&T rounded out the top 10 with 98.5 points. University of Wisconsin-Parkside (97.5), Quincy University (94.5), William Jewell College (86.5), University of Illinois Springfield (84.5), Maryville University (79.0) and Saint Joseph’s College (61.5) rounded out the field.
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 2016-17 GLVC All-Sports Trophy are as follows:
|6.||Truman State||143.0||14.||Illinois Springfield||84.5|
|8.||Missouri-St. Louis||119.0||16.||Saint Joseph’s||61.5|