Transylvania University Earns Second HCAC Commissioner’s Cup
GREENWOOD, IN – Transylvania University has captured the seventh annual Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Commissioner’s Cup. The award is given to the athletic department that registers the most all-sports points in both men’s and women’s athletics during the academic year. Transylvania garnered 112.00 total points during the 2011-12 campaign and became the first school to win the award in consecutive years.
The Pioneers earned 61.17 points in women’s competition during the year, finishing second in the women’s trophy standings. Transy finished third in the HCAC Men’s All-Sports race with 50.83 points.
Transylvania registered five conference championships during the academic year. The Pioneers won titles in women’s tennis, men’s soccer, volleyball, men’s basketball, and men’s golf. The Transylvania athletic programs were consistent across the board, claiming second-place finishes in women’s golf and men’s tennis.
The Pioneers finished just a half point ahead of second-place Franklin College in the Commissioner’s Cup standings. The Grizzlies finished with 111.50 total points. Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology finished third in the standings with 110.17 points and was followed by Hanover College with 106.00 points. Manchester College placed fifth with 101.33 points, while Anderson University (92.83), Defiance College (81.17), College of Mount St. Joseph (68.17), Bluffton University (62.33), and Earlham College (55.50) rounded out the standings.
The Transylvania athletic department is led by Athletic Director Jack Ebel.
The 2011-12 academic year was the seventh for the Commissioner’s Cup. The award is based on accumulation of points in the HCAC’s 18 championships as well as wrestling, men’s swimming, women’s swimming, field hockey, and lacrosse.