GREENWOOD, Ind. –Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology won the 2017-18 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Men's All-Sports Trophy. The Engineers earned 74.5 points during the academic year to claim the men's all-sports trophy. It is the Engineers tenth overall men's trophy as a member of the HCAC.
Rose-Hulman captured first place in cross country, tennis, swimming and diving, and indoor and outdoor track and field during the year. RHIT posted a second place finish in football and basketball.
Hanover College finished in second with 60.0 points and Franklin College finished third in the men's all-sports race with 49.8 points. Manchester University finished fourth with 49.5 points and was followed by Earlham College with 42.3 points. Transylvania University (41.8 points), Anderson University (41.5), Mount St. Joseph University (40.2), Bluffton University (31.0) and Defiance College (28.3) rounded out the standings.
The award has been handed out to the most successful men's athletic department in the conference since 1988 when the conference was known as the Indiana Collegiate Athletic Conference.
Jeff Jenkins serves as the top administrator for the athletic department at Rose-Hulman.
There are 10 men's sports sponsored by the HCAC. The men compete in tennis, golf, soccer, cross country, football, basketball, swimming and diving, baseball, indoor track & field, and outdoor track & field. Teams earn points for their institution by placing in each sport's championship.