posted November 17, 1998

Hope Leads MIAA All-Sports Standings After Fall Season

Hope is atop the MIAA all-sports standings in
every category after the fall season.
This year for the first time the MIAA will present separate
awards for the best cumulative finish in men's and women's sports
as well as an award for the best cumulative finish in all league
sports (men and women).
The separate awards will be known as the Men's All-Sports
Award and the Women's All-Sports Award while the cumulative award
will be known as the Commissioners' Cup.
At the end of the fall season Hope was leading in all-sports
points, the men's standings and women's standings.
The all-sports standings are: 1. Hope 97, 2. Kalamazoo 78,
3. Calvin 77, 4. Albion 76, 5. Alma 52, 5. Olivet 52, 7. Adrian
32 and Defiance 17.
The men's sports standings are: 1. Hope 40, 2. Albion 36, 3.
Alma 34, 3. Calvin 34, 5. Kalamazoo 33, 6. Olivet 27, 7. Adrian
17, 8. Defiance 3.
The women's standings are: 1. Hope 57, 2. Kalamazoo 45, 3.
Calvin 43, 4. Albion 40, 5. Saint Mary's 31, 6. Olivet 25, 7.
Alma 18, 8. Adrian 15, 9. Defiance 14.
Hope won league championships in women's golf and volleyball
while finishing second in football, men's and women's cross
country, and men's golf, third in women's soccer and fifth in
men's soccer.
Hope is the defending All-Sports champion. The MIAA
All-Sports award has been presented since 1934-35. Hope has won
the All-Sports award a league-leading 21 times. Next is Albion
with 14, followed by Kalamazoo 13, Calvin 7 and Alma 5