Spartans Sixth in IIAC All-Sports Trophy

May 24, 2017

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - The Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC) has concluded its 2016-17 regular season calendar. For the 15th straight year, Wartburg College finds themselves atop the IIAC All-Sports Championship Trophy standings, recognizing the conference's top overall program. The Spartans finished sixth overall (9 points) and were led by a fourth place finish on the men's side (45.05 points) and a seventh place in the women's standings (26 points).

The Spartan men finishing in fourth place, largely comes behind an indoor track and field conference crown combined with second place finishes in soccer, football, and baseball. The UD women placed seventh this year, having earned a third place finish in tennis and a fourth place finish in outdoor track and field. 

Each school's finish in each sport is determined and given a numerical worth by inverting the finish (i.e. since 2012-13, first place is worth eight points, second place is worth seven points, third place is worth six points, etc). In case of ties, the worth of all places involved are totaled and divided by the number of teams in that tie. Each school's finish in all sports is then totaled, and the school with the largest number of points shall be awarded the Elmer Hertel Men's Sports Championship Trophy for the following year in the men's league and the Marjorie Giles Women's Sports Championship Trophy in the women's league. The school displaying overall excellence in men's and women's sports is awarded the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference All-Sports Championship Trophy.

Combined All-Sports Trophy

  Women   Men    Total Final
  Finish Points Finish Points Points Place
BVU 8 2 9 1 3 t-8th
CEN 3 7 2 8 15 2nd
COE 6 4 7 3 7 7th
DBQ 7 3 4 6 9 6th
LOR 4 6 3 7 13 t-3rd
LUT 1 9 6 4 13 t-3rd
NWU 5 5 5 5 10 5th
SIM 9 1 8 2 3 t-8th