Rose-Hulman Wins Fourth HCAC Men’s All-Sports Trophy
GREENWOOD, IN –Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology won the 2011-12 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Men’s All-Sports Trophy. The Engineers earned 66.5 points during the academic year to claim the men’s all-sports trophy. It is the Engineers fourth overall men’s trophy as a member of the HCAC.
Rose-Hulman captured first place in indoor and outdoor track and field and baseball during the year. RHIT posted a second place finish in men’s soccer.
Franklin finished in second with 57.5 points and Transylvania University finished third in the men’s all-sports race with 50.83 points. Anderson University finished fourth with 48.0 points and was followed by Manchester College with 47.5 points. Hanover College (42.5 points), College of Mount St. Joseph (41.67), Defiance College (41.5), Earlham College (32.0), and Bluffton University (24.0) 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 nine men’s sports sponsored by the HCAC. The men compete in tennis, golf, soccer, cross country, football, basketball, baseball, indoor track & field, and outdoor track & field. Teams earn points for their institution by placing in each sport's championship.