UMSL records its highest finish in GLVC All-Sports Trophy
The University of Missouri–St. Louis recorded its highest finish ever in the race for the Great Lakes Valley Conference All-Sports Trophy.
UMSL, in its 17th year as a member of the GLVC, totaled 118 points to place sixth out of the league’s 16 members, surpassing last year’s previous high of 95.5 points.
The University of Indianapolis claimed its second-straight All-Sports Trophy. The Greyhounds totaled 167.5 year-end points for the 2012-13 academic year, which coincidentally was their winning total from last year. Indianapolis earned its fourth All-Sports Trophy in program history by a slim 1.5 points over Lewis University in Romeoville, Ill.
The GLVC All-Sports Trophy is presented to the institution that demonstrates the best all-around performance in the league’s 18 sponsored sports. Points are allocated based on overall finish in the league standings and finish in the respective sport’s conference tournament.
UMSL, which sponsors 11 sports, was led by softball’s conference championship, while the UMSL Tritons also posted strong finishes in men’s soccer and women’s golf, which both earned runner-up finishes at their respective conference tournaments.
The All-Sports Trophy was first instituted in the GLVC during the 1981-82 season and seven different institutions have claimed the award.
The standings for the 2012-13 GLVC All-Sports Trophy are as follows:
1. University of Indianapolis 167.50
2. Lewis University 166.00
3. Bellarmine University 153.50
4. University of Southern Indiana 152.00
5. Drury University 136.30
6. University of Missouri–St. Louis 118.00
7. William Jewell College 103.50
8. Quincy University 100.50
9. Rockhurst University 97.00
10. University of Wisconsin–Parkside 92.50
11. Missouri University of Science and Technology 88.00
12. Maryville University 86.30
13. McKendree University 76.50
14. Saint Joseph’s College 75.50
15. University of Illinois Springfield 43.50
16. Kentucky Wesleyan College 42.00
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