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
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
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.