Contact: Mark Albanese, Director of Sports Communication
HILLSBORO, Ore. - The Northwest Conference office released the final standings for the 2018 McIlroy-Lewis All-Sports Trophy on Thursday with the Pacific Lutheran University athletic department placing second overall.
The Lutes accumulated 227 points across 19 sports, finishing second overall amongst the nine-team conference. Whitworth University secured the top spot with 241 points while George Fox University was third with 212 points. Linfield College and Whitman College rounded out the top five, finishing with 207 and 202 points, respectively.
The McIlroy-Lewis All-Sports Trophy recognizes athletic excellence across all 20 sports sponsored by the Northwest Conference. Teams are awarded points based on their finish in each sport with conference champions earning 18 points all the way down to two points for ninth place. During the 2017-2018 academic year, the Lutes won six NWC titles (men's soccer, women's soccer, volleyball, baseball, men's golf, and women's rowing) while finishing runner-up in men's cross country, women's swimming, and men's track & field.
2017-2018 marks the third consecutive academic year the Lutes have finished runner-up in the standings while placing in the top three of the final standings in each of the last seven seasons.