INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Hanover College won the 2018-19 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Men's All-Sports Trophy. The Panthers earned 77.5 points during the academic year to claim the men's all-sports trophy. It is the Panthers second men's trophy overall and first in 19 years.
Hanover captured first place in soccer, football and basketball this year. The Panthers posted a second place finish in cross country, indoor/outdoor track and field, while earning third place finishes in swimming, tennis and golf.
Lynn Hall serves as the top administrator for the athletic department at Hanover College.
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology finished in second with 76.5 points and Transylvania University finished third in the men's all-sports race with 58.8 points. Franklin College finished fourth with 56.2 points and was followed by Earlham College with 47.8 points. Manchester University (46.2 points), Anderson University (42.2), Mount St. Joseph University (34.2), Defiance College (30.2) and Bluffton University (28.5) rounded out the standings.
The award has been handed out to the most successful men's athletic department in the conference since 1988 when the conference was known as the Indiana Collegiate Athletic Conference.
There are 11 men's sports sponsored by the HCAC and HCLC. The men compete in tennis, golf, soccer, cross country, football, basketball, swimming and diving, baseball, lacrosse, indoor track & field, and outdoor track & field. Teams earn points for their institution by placing in each sport's championship.