TERRE HAUTE, IND. -- For the fifth time in the last six 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 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 (66.0) and Hanover (53.0) in the standings.
The Fightin' Engineers also placed second overall in the Commissioner's Cup standings, which feature the combined performance of men's and women's teams. Rose-Hulman has placed in the top three in the Commissioner's Cup standings six times in its seven-year HCAC history.
Rose-Hulman relied on four team championships and one runner-up placements to earn the 2013 Men's All-Sports Trophy. The Fightin' Engineers team championships occurred in basketball, soccer, indoor track and field and outdoor track and field. The cross country squad earned second-place honors, and the swimming team also provided maximum points to the department score.
Rose-Hulman also hosted HCAC championship events for men's basketball and men's golf this season. Championship events on campus this year also included the 2012 NCAA Cross Country Nationals, a first round game in the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament, and the six- or eight-team 2013 NCAA Mideast Baseball Regional.