posted March 1, 2012

Hope Leads MIAA Commissioner's Cup After Winter Season

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

The MIAA Commissioner's Cup award is based on the cumulative performance of each member school in the league's 18 sports for men and women. 

Hope tops the Commissioner's Cup standings after the winter season by 15 points. Hope is also atop the men's all-sports standings while Hope and Calvin share first place in the women's all-sports standings. . During the winter season Hope won the men's basketball crown and finished second in women's basketball, men's swimming and diving and women's swimming and diving.

The final standings after spring competition will be determined on the basis of each college's standings in eight-of-nine sports for men and eight-of-nine sports for women. The tabulation through the winter season is based on five-of-six sports for men and five-of-six sports for women. 

Overall Cup Standings: 1. Hope 136, 2. Calvin 121, 3. Adrian 84, 4. Alma 78, 5. Albion 72, 6. Trine 68, 7. Olivet 64, 8. Kalamazoo 63. 

Men's All-Sports Standings: 1. Hope 64, 2. Calvin 49, 3. Trine 43, 4. Albion 40, 5. Adrian 38, 6. Alma 32, 7. Olivet 30, 8. Kalamazoo 24.

Women's All-Sports Standings: 1. Calvin 72, 1. Hope 72, 3. Adrian 46, 3. Alma 46, 5. Saint Mary's 40, 6. Kalamazoo 39, 7. Olivet 34, 8. Albion 32, 9. Trine 25.

Hope won the 2010-11 Commissioner's Cup, marking the 11th consecutive year atop the standings.

The Commissioner's Cup (All-Sports Award) has been presented since 1934-35. Hope has won the award 32 times, followed by Albion 14, Kalamazoo 13, Calvin 9 and Alma 5.