TERRE HAUTE, IND. -- For the fourth time in the last five years, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology captured the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Men's All-Sports Trophy for overall team performance in the athletic department.
The Fightin' Engineers also placed third overall in the Commissioner's Cup standings, which feature the combined performance of men's and women's teams. Transylvania won the Cup with 112 points, followed by Franklin at 111.5 and Rose-Hulman at 110.2 points. Rose-Hulman has placed in the top three in the Commissioner's Cup standings five times in its six-year HCAC history.
The Men's All-Sports Trophy is awarded to the HCAC institution that scores the most combined points based on league finishes in 11 men's sports. Rose-Hulman tallied 66.5 points on the scale, outdistancing Franklin (57.5) and Transylvania (50.8) in the standings.
Rose-Hulman relied on three team championships and two runner-up placements to earn the 2012 Men's All-Sports Trophy. The Fightin' Engineers team championships occurred in baseball, indoor track and field and outdoor track and field.
The football and soccer teams earned runner-up honors, and three Rose-Hulman squads qualified for NCAA Division III Tournaments this year. The men's soccer, volleyball and men's basketball teams each won conference tournament titles to advance to the NCAA postseason.
Rose-Hulman will host the final HCAC event of the year with the double elimination baseball tournament at Art Nehf Field beginning Thursday.