DePauw also keeps all-sports standings lead in NCAC

Friday, March 17, 2017

DePauw University won one winter sport league title and finished in the top five in four additional sports to maintain its lead in the race for the 2016-17 North Coast Athletic Conference All-Sports Championship.

The Tigers won their fifth conference championship in womenís basketball in the last six years after finishing the regular season with a 15-1 record against league foes, while also finishing third overall in both menís swimming and diving and womenís swimming and diving for the fifth year in a row.

The Tigers also finished fifth overall in menís indoor track and field and in a tie for fifth in the NCAC menís basketball standings, while the womenís indoor track and field team rounded out the winter season with a seventh-place finish.

DePauw accumulated 41.5 total all-sports points during the winter season and now holds an eight-and-a-half point lead over Denison by a 100.5-92.0 margin in the race for the coveted Dennis M. Collins All-Sports Trophy.

The Big Red recorded the most all-sports points during the winter season with 46.5 after posting five top-five finishes.

DU won league titles in both menís and womenís swimming and diving and finished in a tie for second in menís basketball. The Big Red were also part of a four-way tie for third-place in womenís basketball and the fourth-place team in womenís indoor track and field.

Ohio Wesleyan, which last won the NCAC all-sports title in 2008-09, won league titles in both menís basketball and menís indoor track and field to sit in third-place with 85.0 points, while Kenyon sits fourth with 79 after posting second-place finishes in womenís basketball and both menís and womenís swimming and diving.

Wittenberg rounds out the top five in fifth-place with 75.0 points, followed by Wooster in sixth (66.0), Oberlin in seventh (63.0), Allegheny in eighth (62.0), Wabash in ninth (43.0) and Hiram in 10th (30.0).

Oberlin picked up the last title of the winter season by winning its first outright league championship in womenís indoor track and field.

The All-Sports champion earns the Dennis M. Collins All-Sports Trophy, given annually to the school that performs the best across the NCACís 23 sports.

Ten points are awarded for a first-place finish, nine for a second, eight for a third, and so on.

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