INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Transylvania University has earned the 2018-19 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Women's All-Sports Trophy. The Pioneers picked up 78.3 total points in the all-sports race, securing the award for the third time in school history.
The Transylvania women's programs won four conference championships during the academic year, earning the title in golf, volleyball, basketball and lacrosse. The Pioneers placed second in softball and third in tennis and soccer during the 2018-19 season.
Dr. Holly Sheilley, Vice President for Enrollment and Student Life of Transylvania, serves as the top administrator for the athletic department.
Hanover College finished second in the women's all-sports standings with 78.2 points. Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology finished third with 67.3 points and was followed by Franklin College with 53.5 points. Mount St. Joseph University (52.5 points), Anderson University (50.5), Earlham College (49.5), Manchester University (40.5), Bluffton University (30.7) and Defiance College (25.0) rounded out the standings.
The award has been handed out to the most successful women's athletic department in the conference since 1994 when the conference was known as the Indiana Collegiate Athletic Conference.
There are 11 women's sports sponsored by the HCAC and HCLC. The women compete in tennis, golf, soccer, cross country, volleyball, basketball, swimming and diving, softball, lacrosse, and indoor/outdoor track & field. Teams earn points for their institution by placing in each sport's championship.