Hope College maintained its lead in the 2014-15 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Commissioner’s Cup all-sports standings after the winter season.
Hope totaled 94.5 points between women’s and men’s sports during winter and fall competition to lead second-place Calvin by seven points.
The MIAA Commissioner’s Cup award is based on the cumulative performance of each member school in the league’s 20 sports for men and women. The final Commissioner’s Cup standings are determined on the basis of each college’s standings in eight of 10 sports for men and eight of 10 sports for women.
The MIAA Commissioner’s Cup has been awarded since the 1934-35 school year. This year marks the institution of a new Commissioner’s Cup scoring formula that awards the same number of points to the MIAA champion in each sport, regardless of gender.
Hope is seeking its second consecutive MIAA Commissioner’s Cup and fourth in five years. Hope has earned the all-sports championship a league-best 35 times.
The rest of the MIAA Commissioner’s Cup standings have Albion and Kalamazoo tied for third with 57.5 points, Trine in fifth with 54.5 points, Alma in sixth with 51.5 points, Olivet in seventh with 48.5 points and Adrian in eighth with 48 points.
In the women’s standings, Hope is in the lead with 50.5 points after finishing second in women’s basketball and women’s swimming & diving to Calvin this winter.
The Flying Dutch are 6.5 points ahead of Calvin. They are followed by Albion and Kalamazoo with 28 apiece, Alma with 27.5, Olivet and Trine with 22.5 apiece, Saint Mary’s with 21.5 and Adrian with 19.
In the fall, Hope earned titles in women’s golf and women’s soccer, tied for the volleyball title and took second in women’s cross country.
In the men’s standings, Hope is in first with 44 points after taking second in men’s basketball and third in swimming & diving this winter.
The Flying Dutchmen are one point ahead of Calvin. They are followed by Trine with 32, Albion with 29, Kalamazoo with 28, Alma with 27.5, Adrian with 29, Olivet with 26 and Alma with 24.
In the fall, Hope repeated as men’s golf champion, finished runner-up in men’s cross country, placed third in men’s soccer and tied for fourth in football.