2004-05 McIlroy-Lewis All-Sports Trophy Standings

Whitworth Wins First All-Sports Trophy

SPOKANE, Wash. - Leading the standings from wire-to-wire, Whitworth College won the 2004-05 Northwest Conference McIlroy-Lewis All-Sports Trophy for the first time in school history.

Whitworth held off Willamette University, which had shared the lead after the fall sports season, with 246 points to the Bearcats' 232. The Pirates clinched the trophy after the golf team won the Northwest Conference title. Whitworth also picked up a runner-up finish in women's track and field.

Whitworth becomes only the fourth Northwest Conference school to win the trophy in its 20 years of existence. Linfield College was the two-time defending champion and also won in 2001. Willamette won in 1994. Pacific Lutheran has won 15 titles, including the first eight in a row.

Willamette moved from third after the winter standings to second in the final standings by winning NWC titles in men's and women's track and field and also earning runner-up finishes in softball and men's golf.

Puget Sound finished third with 230 points. The Loggers' best spring finish was second place in women's tennis.

Defending champion Linfield scored the most points of any school during the spring season, but could only climb from fifth to fourth in the final standings. The Wildcats won NWC titles in baseball (shared), softball and women's tennis. Linfield also was runner up in men's track and field. Linfield scored 120 of its 220 total points in the spring.

Pacific Lutheran University won the men's tennis championship and finished fifth with 210 points.

George Fox University shared the baseball title with Linfield and finished sixth with 135 points. Pacific University was the champion in women's golf.

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 wxc mxc wsoc msoc vb fb wsw msw wbb mbb bb sb wtn mtn wg mg wtf mtf total
Whitworth 16 14 16 18 14 14 16 18 16 12 12 14 10 12 -- 18 16 10 246
Willamette 18 18 14 10 16 16 12 10 6 10 10 16 12 6 6 16 18 18 232
Puget Sound 14 16 18 16 10 10 18 14 11 18 4 9 16 10 14 10 10 12 230
Linfield 2 8 4 14 8 18 8 16 8 14 17 18 18 14 10 13 14 16 220
Pacific Lutheran 10 4 12 12 18 12 10 12 14 3 14 12 14 18 12 13 6 14 210
George Fox 12 12 8 6 12 -- -- -- 18 16 17 6 4 4 -- -- 12 8 135
Whitman 6 6 10 4 6 -- 14 8 11 3 6 -- 8 16 8 6 -- -- 102
Pacific 8 2 6 8 4 -- 4 4 4 6 8 9 2 2 18 8 4 4 101
Lewis & Clark 4 10 2 -- 2 8 6 6 2 8 2 4 6 8 16 -- 8 6 98

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.

2004-05 NWC Sport Winners:
Willamette, 4 (Men's Cross-Country, Women's Cross-Country, Men's Track & Field, Women's Track & Field)
Linfield, 4 (Football, Baseball, Softball, Women's Tennis)
Puget Sound, 3 (Women's Soccer, Women's Swimming, Men's Basketball)
Whitworth, 3 (Men's Soccer, Men's Swimming, Men's Golf)
Pacific Lutheran, 2 (Volleyball, Men's Tennis)
George Fox, 2 (Women's Basketball, Baseball)
Pacific, 1 (Women's Golf)

Past McIlroy-Lewis Trophy Winners
    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