BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – With spring championships in the books and the 2018-19 academic year drawing to a close, the results have been tallied in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) Men's and Women's All-Sports Competitions. For the 12th consecutive year, the University of St. Thomas has pulled off a sweep, winning both the George Durenberger Trophy (Men's) and Pat Wiesner Trophy (Women's). The Tommies have now won 33 men's All-Sports titles and 27 women's crowns.
The MIAC All-Sports competition takes a comprehensive look at each institution's performance within the Conference to award an overall champion for each gender. The men's competition began in 1963-64, with the women's competition being added in 1983-84. Starting in the 2003-2004 season, first-place points were ruled to be determined by the number of teams participating in each sport. Second-place, third-place, et cetera, receive points in a descending order, based on the first-place point total. Ties in the standings result in the two teams tied sharing the points equally for all tied spots in the standings.
Men's All-Sport Summary
The St. Thomas men finished with 93 total points to edge rival Saint John's (86 points) for the institution's 12th consecutive Durenberger Trophy. The Toms captured MIAC titles in golf, basketball, and indoor and outdoor track and field.
The Johnnies placed second with 86 points, followed by Gustavus in a very close third with 84 points. The rest of the standings finished as follows: Bethel (62.5), Carleton (62), St. Olaf (60.5), Concordia (43.5), Augsburg and Hamline (37.5), Macalester (35.5), and Saint Mary's (33).
Women's All-Sports Summary
The St. Thomas women completed the year with 114 total points to earn their 12th straight title. The Tommie women won conference championships in soccer, swimming and diving, basketball, hockey, softball, and indoor and outdoor track and field.
Finishing in second on the women's side was Gustavus with 89.5 points, while St. Olaf placed third with 77.5 points. The rest of the standings finished as follows: Bethel (76.5), Saint Benedict (75), Carleton (71.5), Hamline and St. Catherine (66), Augsburg (46.5), Concordia (46), Saint Mary's (37.5), and Macalester (34.5).
As the winner of each gender's competition, St. Thomas will retain the two traveling trophies in honor of its accomplishments. The George Durenberger Trophy is awarded to the men's champion and was donated by Saint John's University, and the Pat Wiesner Trophy is awarded to the women's champ and was donated by Macalester College. The namesake of the George Durenberger Trophy served as the Johnnies' athletic director for 41 years and represented SJU and the MIAC as a student-athlete, coach and administrator for nearly five decades. Pat Wiesner was the Scots' first female athletic director and coached tennis, volleyball, swimming, field hockey and basketball in her 35 years as an educator at Macalester.
|2018-19 MIAC ALL-SPORTS FINAL STANDINGS|
|Men's Standings||Women's Standings|
|1.||St. Thomas||93||1.||St. Thomas||114|
|11.||Saint Mary's||33||11.||Saint Mary's||37.5|