NDSU Leads Commissioner’s Cup Standings After Fall Season

NDSU Leads Commissioner’s Cup Standings After Fall Season

Fall Commissioner's Cup Release 


ELMHURST, Ill. - North Dakota State leads the way in The Summit League Commissioner's Cup standings following the fall season of the 2016-17 academic year with 27.5 points. The Bison are also first in the Dr. Helen Smiley Women's All-Sports Award Standings while IUPUI and South Dakota State are tied atop in the Dr. William Steinbrecher Men's All-Sports Award Standings.

South Dakota is in second with 25.5 points, while the next three slots are separated by just one point each. Denver is in third with 22.5 points, followed by South Dakota State (21.5 points) and IUPUI (20.5 points). Fort Wayne and Oral Roberts are tied for sixth with 16.5 points with Omaha placing eighth at 14.5 points and Western Illinois (10.0 points) in ninth.

North Dakota State sits atop the Commissioner's Cup standings after capturing the women's soccer regular season title and placing second in women's cross country. The Bison took third place in both men's cross country and volleyball.

Championships in women's cross country and volleyball helped the Coyotes total 25.5 points for second place. Denver sits in third place after capturing three first-place finishes in men's soccer, women's soccer and volleyball.

IUPUI and South Dakota State are tied atop the men's standings after the Jackrabbits claimed the men's cross country title and the Jaguars took second place. 

The Commissioner's Cup is given annually to the member institution that collects the most combined points in relationship to placement in league-sponsored sports between its men's and women's athletic programs, while the All-Sports Awards are given to the institutions that accumulate the most points in men's sports and women's sports. The men's award is named for former Valparaiso Director of Athletics Dr. William Steinbrecher, who guided the Crusaders from 1979-2004, while the women's award is named for former Western Illinois Director of Athletics Dr. Helen Smiley, who headed WIU's athletic program from 1994-2001.

Standings for the 2016-17 Commissioner's Cup and the Dr. William Steinbrecher Men's All-Sports and Dr. Helen Smiley Women's All-Sports Awards can be found below. The breakdown of each institution's points and finishes within each sport can be found by clicking on the link above.

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2016-17 FALL STANDINGS
Commissioner's Cup
Place School Points
1. North Dakota State 27.5
2. South Dakota 25.5
3. Denver 22.5
4. South Dakota State 21.5
5.
IUPUI 20.5
6. Fort Wayne 16.5

Oral Roberts 16.5
8. Omaha 14.5
9. Western Illinois 10.0
 
Dr. William Steinbrecher Men's All-Sports Award
Place School Points
1. IUPUI 7.0

South Dakota State 7.0
3. Western Illinois 6.0
4.
Denver 5.5

Fort Wayne 5.5

Omaha 5.5
7. North Dakota State 5.0
8. South Dakota 4.0
9. Oral Roberts 3.5
 
Dr. Helen Smiley Women's All-Sports Award
Place School Points
1. North Dakota State 22.5
2. South Dakota
21.5
3. Denver 17.0
4. South Dakota State 14.5
5. IUPUI 13.5
6. Oral Roberts 13.0
7. Fort Wayne 11.0
8. Omaha 9.0
9. Western Illinois 4.0
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