The Indiana University East athletic department earned its best placing to date in the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Commissioner’s All-Sports Cup, an award given annually to the top overall athletic department in the KIAC based on standings of sports throughout the year.
IU East finished third out of 13 KIAC member schools in the 2015-16 Commissioner’s Cup standings. It’s the first top-three all-sports finish for the Red Wolf athletic department.
The KIAC Commissioner’s Cup standings are tabulated based on the regular-season standings in each of the KIAC’s 15 championship sports. The sports of cross country, golf and track and field use the championship meets to determine standings.
With 13 schools in the conference, 13 points are awarded for first place, 12 for second place and so on. Each school’s point total is divided by the number of sports sponsored at that school to produce an average. An average of 13.00 would represent a perfect score and first place in every sponsored sport.
Seven Red Wolf teams finished in the top three in the KIAC regular season standings or league meet this past school year.
Point Park University won the Commissioner’s Cup for the second consecutive year.
Founded in 1916, the KIAC has 13 member institutions. As of July 1, 2016, the KIAC will be known as the River States Conference.
KIAC COMMISSIONER’S CUP FINAL STANDINGS (2015-16)
Point Park (Pa.) 13/147/11.31
Rio Grande (Ohio) 11/120.5/10.95
IU EAST 11/115/10.45
IU Southeast 7/71/10.14
Asbury (Ky.) 15/149.5/9.97
Brescia (Ky.) 15/127/8.47
WVU Tech 12
Ohio Christian 12/92/7.67
IU Kokomo 7/51.5/7.36
Cincinnati Christian 10/63.5/6.35
Midway (Ky.) 5/27/5.40
Alice Lloyd (Ky.) 7/37/5.29