CARMEL, Ind. – After securing the women's all-sports trophy and a runner-up mark in the men's all-sports race, the Hanover College Athletic Department garnered the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Commissioner's Cup for the 2019-2020 season.
Hanover, with 104.94 points, is winning its second consecutive Commissioner's Cup after winning the departments first a season ago. The women won their 9th all-sports trophy after garnering a conference-best 62.3 points. On the men's side, the Blue and Red racked up 42.64 points leaving them just 2.16 points shy of the top mark.
Despite being cut short by Covid-19, the Panthers were on pace for one of their best years to date. The Blue and Red registered four conference titles with the women claiming women's basketball and indoor track and field while men's soccer and football also claimed top honors.
Hanover also garnered impressive finishes in women's volleyball, women's cross country, women's tennis, and women's soccer, all finishing in the number two spot.
The Blue and Red held a strong lead in the overall Commissioner's Cup standings, with 104.94 points. Rose-Hulman finished in second with 99.27 points, while Franklin took third with 85.31 points. Transylvania placed fourth with 83.16 points while Manchester took fifth with 66.95 points. Anderson finished in sixth place with 65.81 points, Earlham took seventh with 50.12 points while Bluffton collected 47.79 points. Rounding out the standings were Mount St. Joseph in ninth place with 45.63 points and Defiance in 10th place with 29.32 points.
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