Saint Mary's Fourth in MIAA Women's Sports Standings

FREELAND, Mich. - Saint Mary’s currently holds fourth place among the nine MIAA schools in the women’s all-sport standings after the completion of the fall season.

Women’s All-Sports Standings (through fall competition):
1. Hope 34
2. Calvin 31
3. Alma 20.5
4. Saint Mary’s 18.5
5. Trine 18
6. Olivet 17.5
7. Albion 15
8. Adrian 13.5
9. Kalamazoo 11

Standings are based on each college’s final finish in each of the conference’s sponsored sports each season. The MIAA champion is awarded nine points, the second place finisher earns eight points, and so on down to one point given to the team finishing last. When a multiple teams tie for a final place, the total number of points from those standings is averaged out and allotted to each of the tying teams, which leads to half-point totals.

"We have seen great individual and team accomplishments in the competitive arenas this fall," said Julie Schroeder-Biek '88, director of athletics. "But, these accomplishments have not been at the expense of their academic achievement or their campus involvement. We have had all of our fall sports teams recognized by their national sport organization for academic achievement and can also boast of the fact that these student-athletes are visible on campus in leadership positions. They truly embody the Division III ideals."

The standings are part of the MIAA Commissioner's Cup. The MIAA Commissioner’s Cup award is based on the cumulative performance of each member school in the league's 22 sports for men and women. The award was first presented in 1934-35.