Grand View Wins Third Straight MCC Commissioner's Cup
The Midwest Collegiate Conference has announced that Grand View University has won the Commissioner’s Cup trophy for the 2011-12 athletic season.
The Commissioner’s Cup honors all-around athletic excellence among MCC member schools. It is awarded to the institution with the highest cumulative score as determined by a rating system that includes points awarded at the end of the regular season of each championship sport sponsored by the MCC. Points are based on a scale awarding points per finishing position, with a bonus also awarded to conference tournament winners.
Grand View won the Commissioner’s Cup for the third straight year. The Vikings dominated championships across the MCC in the 2011-12 athletic season, winning regular season crowns in women’s cross country, men’s soccer, volleyball and women’s basketball, tying for regular season championships in baseball and women’s soccer, and also sweeping the men’s and women’s indoor and outdoor track & field as well as men’s and women’s golf titles.
Grand View qualified teams for NAIA national championships this past year in women’s cross country. men’s and women’s golf, men’s soccer, volleyball and women’s basketball, reaching the quarterfinals at both the men’s soccer and women’s basketball championships. For the second straight year, the Vikings also finished in the top 15 in both the women’s indoor and outdoor track & field championships.
Final 2011-12 Commissioner’s Cup Standings
1. Grand View 1,280 points
2. St. Ambrose 1,070
3. Ashford 1,010
4. Mount Mercy 995
5. William Penn 825
6. Viterbo 755
7. Clarke 630
8. Iowa Wesleyan 430
9. Waldorf 240
10. AIB 105
In addition to its Midwest Collegiate Conference achievements, in 2011-12, the Vikings also won the Mid-States Football Association (MSFA) Midwest League title and qualified for the NAIA Playoffs for the first time, won the Cliff Keen National Wrestling Duals, the NAIA Wrestling Central Qualifier, NAIA National Wrestling Championship, had two national individual wrestling champions, and qualified for the national tournament in men’s and women’s bowling for the first time.Grand View finished 11th in the Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup.