Whitworth Wins Third Straight All-Sports Trophy

SPOKANE, Wash. - Whitworth University rolled to victory in the chase for the 2009-2010 McIlroy-Lewis All-Sports trophy by claiming nine championships out of 18 Northwest Conference sports over the course of the academic year.  The all-sports championship is the Pirates' third in a row.

Whitworth won or shared four more NWC championships during the spring season to increase its total for the year to nine.  The Pirates won a second straight title in women's tennis, won men's track and field, won men's golf, and shared the title in women's golf with George Fox.  Whitworth finished with 267 points, the highest total for any winning school since the scoring system was changed after the 1998-99 year.

Linfield College moved into second place by scoring 124 points in the spring for a final tally of 238.  The Wildcats claimed titles in baseball and softball (7th straight), while finishing second in men's tennis, women's tennis and men's golf.

Willamette University won its ninth consecutive title in women's track and field and earned runner-up finishes in softball and men's track and field to take third in the final all-sports standings with 192 points.

The University of Puget Sound finished in fourth place with 189 points, while Pacific Lutheran University was fifth with 175 points.

Whitman College won its third straight men's tennis championship and finished sixth with 146 points. 

Lewis & Clark finished in seventh place with 131 points, just ahead of George Fox University (129) and Pacific University (121).  GFU's co-championship in women's golf is the school's first.

The Northwest Conference All-Sports Trophy recognizes athletic excellence among Northwest Conference institutions across all fields of competition. It is named in honor of John Lewis, the baseball coach (1947-72), basketball coach (1947-67) and athletics director (1952- 72) at Willamette University; and Jane McIlroy, Linfield College's women's athletics director and physical education professor from 1950- 82 who also coached field hockey (1952-81), basketball, volleyball, softball and tennis.

 

School mxc wxc wsoc msoc vb fb wsw msw wbb mbb bb sb wtn mtn wg mg wtf mtf total
Whitworth 16 18 16 18 12 18 18 13 18 7 10 18 10 17 18 14 18 267 
Linfield 14 14 11 8 6 18 10 12 5 16 18 18 16 16 14 16 12 14 238
Willamette 18 10 14 10 10 16 6 4 2 7 11 16 12 14 4 4 18 16 192
Puget Sound 8 6 18 12 16 16 16 16 4 11 8 5 7 12 14 6 8 189 
Pacific Lutheran 6 16 18 12 6 8 10 16  12  12 6 8 10 12 175 
Whitman 12 16 11 --  12 14 10 7 2 -- 14 18 10 10 -- -- 146 
Lewis & Clark 10 12 2 -- 13 8 14 10 13 13 4 4 10 2 2 2 8 4 131
George Fox  2 -- 4 4 13  -- --  --  18 13 14 6 2 4 17 6 16 10 129
Pacific (Ore.) 4 4 8 14 2 -- 8 8 5 2 7 14 8 7 8 12 4 6 121 
Menlo -- -- -- -- -- 12 -- -- -- -- -- --  --  --  --  --  --  --  12

 

key: wxc = women's cross country; mxc = men's cross-country; wsoc = women's soccer; msoc = men's soccer; vb = volleyball; fb = football; wsw = women's swimming; msw = men's swimming; wbb = women's basketball; mbb = men's basketball; bb = baseball; sb = softball; wtn = women's tennis; mtn = men's tennis; wg = women's golf; mg = men's golf; wtf = women's track & field; mtf = men's track & field.

2009-10 NWC Sport Winners:

Whitworth, 9 (Men's Soccer, Women's Cross Country, Men's Swimming, Women's Swimming, Men's Basketball, Women's Tennis, Women's Golf-tie, Men's Golf, Men's Track & Field)

Linfield, 3 (Football, Baseball, Softball)

George Fox, 2 (Women's Basketball, Women's Golf-tie)

Willamette, 2 (Men's Cross Country, Women's Track & Field)

Puget Sound, 1 (Women's Soccer)

Pacific Lutheran, 1 (Volleyball)

Whitman, 1 (Men's Tennis)

Past McIlroy-Lewis Trophy Winners
2009 - Whitworth 2008 - Whitworth 2007 - Puget Sound
2006 - Puget Sound 2005 - Whitworth 2004 - Linfield
2003 - Linfield 2002 - Pacific Lutheran 2001 - Linfield
2000 - Pacific Lutheran 1999 - Pacific Lutheran 1998 - Pacific Lutheran
1997 - Pacific Lutheran 1996 - Pacific Lutheran 1995 - Pacific Lutheran
1994 - Willamette 1993 - Pacific Lutheran 1992 - Pacific Lutheran
1991 - Pacific Lutheran 1990 - Pacific Lutheran 1989 - Pacific Lutheran
1988 - Pacific Lutheran 1987 - Pacific Lutheran 1986 - Pacific Lutheran

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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