Whitworth Wins Fourth Straight All-Sports Trophy

SPOKANE, Wash. - Whitworth University rolled to a 53-point margin of victory to claim its fourth consecutive Northwest Conference McIlroy-Lewis All Sports trophy following the spring sports season of the 2010-11 academic year.

Whitworth finished with 267 points after scoring 115 points in the spring season.  The Pirates won NWC titles in women's tennis and men's track & field and added five other third place finishes during the spring.  Whitworth finished with a total of seven conference titles in 2010-11 and had the highest total score in each of the three academic seasons.

Thanks to three NWC titles in the spring, Linfield College scored 114 points this season to vault from fifth place to second place in the final standings with a total of 214 points.  The Wildcats won championships in baseball, softball and men's golf.

The University of Puget Sound finished in third place with 194 points.

George Fox University won a pair of NWC crowns in the spring, claiming championships in women's golf and women's track & Field.  Whitman College won the NWC championship in men's tennis.

Pacific Lutheran University and Willamette University tied for fourth place with 165 points each.  Whitman was close behind, finishing sixth with 161 points.  The final three spots were closely bunched.  Pacific University (148) was seventh, followed by George Fox (144) and Lewis & Clark College (142).

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 18 16 16 10 18  12 18 18 8 18 9 14 18 14 14 14 14 18 267
Linfield 12 10 14 8 10 18 6 6 10 6 18 18 16 10 12 18 12 10 214
Puget Sound 4 6 18 12 15 8 16 16 14 10 16 8 8 4 9 16 8 6 194
Pacific Lutheran 2 8 8 14 15 16 8 12 6 12 9 16 2 6 7 6 12 165
Willamette 16 14 10 6 5 14 4 4 2 4 6 12 12  16 4 4 16 16 165 
Whitman 8 12 5 16 5 -- 12 14 12 15 4 -- 14 18  16 10 -- -- 161
Pacific (Ore.) 6 4 12 18 2 6 10 10 4 2 13 10 6 12 9 12 4 8 148
George Fox  10 2 5 4 10 --  --  -- 17 8 13 6 4 8 18 7 18 14 144
Lewis & Clark 14 18 2 -- 10 10 14 8 17 15 2 4 10 2 -- 2 10 4 142

 

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.

2010-11 NWC Sport Winners:

Whitworth, 7 (Men's Cross Country, Volleyball, Men's Swimming, Women's Swimming, Men's Basketball, Women's Tennis, Men's Track & Field)

Linfield, 4 (Football, Baseball, Softball, Men's Golf)

George Fox, 3 (Women's Basketball-tie, Women's Golf, Women's Track & Field)

Lewis & Clark, 2 (Women's Cross Country, Women's Basketball-tie)

Puget Sound, 1 (Women's Soccer)

Pacific (Ore.), 1 (Men's Soccer)

Whitman, 1 (Men's Tennis)

Past McIlroy-Lewis Trophy Winners
2010 - Whitworth
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