TERRE HAUTE —
The Rose-Hulman athletic department earned the 2013-14 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Commissioner’s Cup for its all-around athletic performance during the current academic year.
In addition, Rose captured the league’s Men’s All-Sports Trophy for the sixth time in the last seven years and the third consecutive year due to consistent performances in the nine men’s sports sponsored by the college.
The Commissioner’s Cup is awarded to the institution accumulating the most standings points in the HCAC’s 22 league championship events. The Engineers previously earned the Cup in 2008 and 2010, with 2014 marking the third Commissioner’s Cup award in eight years as a conference member.
Every men’s athletic team at Rose-Hulman finished in the top four in the HCAC this season, including conference championships or co-titles for football, basketball and track and field. The cross country, soccer and tennis teams recorded second-place finishes, and the swimming team also scored maximum points.
On the women’s side, Rose recorded a second-place finish in golf and third-place efforts in softball and volleyball to place fourth overall with 53.5 points.
Commissioner’s Cup standings
1. Rose-Hulman 128.5, 2. Hanover 121, 3. Franklin 107.3, 4. Transylvania 106.2, 5. Manchester 95.5, 6. Defiance 86, 7. Anderson 82.1, 8. Mount St. Joseph 71.2, 9. Bluffton 61, 10. Earlham 52.2.
Men’s All-Sports Trophy standings
1. Rose-Hulman 75, 2. Franklin 52, 2. Hanover 52, 4. Manchester 47.7, 5. Defiance 47, 6. Transylvania 44.7, 7. Anderson 40.8, 8. Mt. St. Joseph 39.2, 9. Earlham 33.2, 10. Bluffton 29.5.
Women’s All-Sports Trophy standings
1. Hanover 69, 2. Transylvania 61.5, 3. Franklin 55.3, 4. Rose-Hulman 53.5, 5. Manchester 47.8, 6. Anderson 41.3, 7. Defiance 39, 8. Mt. St. Joseph 32, 9. Bluffton 31.5, 10. Earlham 19.
• Swift, Thiesen, Wise honored by MVC — Three Indiana State track athletes were honored by the Missouri Valley Conference with its Athlete of the Week award. Seniors Mary Theisen and Greggmar Swift, as well as sophomore Katie Wise, earned the honor.
This was Wise’s record eleventh honor of the 2013-2014 season, but sixth of the outdoor season.
Theisen earned her seventh honor of the 2013-2014 season and fifth of the outdoor season.
Swift earned his 10th honor of the 2013-2014 season, but his fourth outdoors.
• Rose men honored — Rose-Hulman placed three players on the first-team all-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference men’s squad and also captured one of the league’s coveted major awards.
Brandon Benedict earned HCAC Freshman of the Year accolades and was one of three Engineers selected for the all-league squad. Freshman Georges Adam and sophomore Matthew Conrad joined Benedict on the first-team all-conference squad.