Hope College finished second in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Commissioner’s Cup All-Sports Standings for the 2014-15 school year.

Hope totaled 125 points in men’s and women’s varsity sports and came in eight points behind first-place Calvin.

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.

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.


             School            Women       Men      Total       

    1. Calvin             65.5        67.5   133

    2. Hope               67.5        57.5   125

    3. Trine               41.5        50.5          92

    4. Adrian              34         57.5        91.5

    5. Kalamazoo     42.5          45    87.5

    6. Albion               41         43.5    84.5

    7. Alma               45.5          38     83.5  

    8. Olivet                35           36     71

In women’s sports, Hope teams won league titles in golf, soccer, tennis and volleyball, took second in basketball, cross country, softball, swimming & diving, track & field and placed third in lacrosse in 2014-15.

In men’s sports, Hope teams won a league title in golf, placed second in basketball and cross country, finished third in baseball, soccer, swimming & diving and track & field, came in fourth in football, and were fifth in lacrosse and tennis.

Hope has claimed a MIAA-record 35 Commissioner’s Cups.