posted March 22, 2007

Hope Tops MIAA All-Sports After Winter Season

Hope College tops the Commissioner's Cup standings of the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) after the winter sports season.

So far this school year Hope has won conference championships in men's soccer, football, men's golf and men's basketball.

Commissioner's Cup Standings thru Winter 1. Hope 138, 2. Calvin 130, 3. Albion 92, 4. Olivet 84, 5. Kalamazoo, 6. Tri-State 61, 7. Alma 56, 8. Adrian 49.

Men's All-Sports Standings thru Winter: 1. Hope 68, 2. Calvin 50, 3. Olivet 44, 4. Albion 41, 5. Tri-SDtate 37, 6. Kalamazoo 30, 7. Alma 25, 8. Adrian 23.

Women's All-Sports Standings thru Winter: 1. Calvin 80, 2. Hope 70, 3. Albion 51, 4. Saint Mary's 49, 5. Kalamazoo 40, 5. Olivet 40, 7. Alma 31, 8. Adrian 26, 9. Tri-State 24.

The MIAA presents 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 are known as the Men's All-Sports Award and the Women's All-Sports Award while the cumulative award is known as the Commissioners' Cup.

The final standings for the all-sports awards will determined on the basis of each college's standings in eight of nine sports for men and eight of nine sports for women. These point-totals will be added together to determine the winner of the Commissioners' Cup.  The standings after the winter season are based on five of six sports for men and five of six for women.

The Commissioner's Cup (MIAA All-Sports Award) has been presented since 1934-35. Hope has won the award 28 times, followed by Albion 14, Kalamazoo 13, Calvin 8 and Alma 5.  In 2005/2006, Hope won the Commissioner's Cup and both the Men's and Women's All-Sports Awards.