TERRE HAUTE, IND. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology continues to hold the lead in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Commissioner's Cup standings through the 2012-13 winter sports season, in results released today by the league office.
Rose-Hulman leads the Commissioner's Cup standings by 4.5 points over Franklin College and 10 points over third-place Hanover. The Fightin' Engineers also lead the HCAC Men's All-Sports Trophy standings by five points over Franklin and 11 points over Hanover.
The Commissioner's Cup is awarded to the institution accumulating the most standings points in the HCAC's 21 league championship events. Rose-Hulman is no stranger to the Commissioner's Cup, after winning the league-wide award in 2008 and 2010. The Fightin' Engineers have also captured the HCAC Men's All-Sports Trophy four times in the past five years.
Rose-Hulman has relied on first-place finishes in men's basketball, men's soccer and men's swimming, along with second-place efforts in men's cross country, women's swimming and women's tennis to net the Commissioner's Cup lead. The college's finishes of first in men's indoor track and second in women's indoor track will be included in the standings following the spring outdoor season.
The Commissioner's Cup came into existence in 2005-06, and Rose-Hulman became the first institution to win the Cup on multiple occasions.