Whitworth Wins Fifth Straight All-Sports Trophy

SEATTLE, Wash. - Whitworth University closed out the 2011-12 academic year with its fifth consecutive Northwest Conference McIlroy-Lewis All Sports trophy.

The Pirates earned a NWC championship in men's track & field and a share of the NWC baseball title for a total 259 points through extending its lead from 23 to 54 points.

Linfield used three spring NWC championships in women's tennis, softball, and men's golf to propel from fifth place through the winter to second place in the final standings with 205 points.  

Pacific Lutheran stayed in third place with 184 points, followed by Puget Sound (179), which just edged out Willamette (177).    

Whitman College (167) was in sixth following a NWC championship in men's tennis and a share of the women's golf title. Pacific University was seventh with 161 points, which includes a share of the NWC baseball title.  George Fox (137) was in eighth place after a share of the women's golf title and a NWC women's track & field championships.  Lewis & Clark College (131) finished in ninth place.

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.

Final Standings through Spring 2012:

School

mxc

wxc

wsoc

msoc

vb

fb

wsw

msw

wbb

mbb

bb

sb

wtn

mtn

wg

mg

wtf

mtf

total

Whitworth

18

8

12

17

18

11

16

18

10

18

17   10  14  12  14  16  12  18

259

Linfield 14 14 16 6 8 18 6 8 5 4  11 18 18 5 10 18 14 12 205
Pacific Lutheran 6 6 4 17 16 15 10 14 5 11 14 16 2 10 7 11 6 14 184

Puget Sound

4

10

18

14

14

6

18

12

12

15

 6  5  11  2  4  14  8  6

179

Willamette 16 16 14 9 5 11 4 6 2 4 14 11 8 12 5 16 16 177

Whitman

8

12

8

12

2

--

14

16

14

15

 4  --  16  18  17  11  --  --

167

Pacific (Ore.) 10 4 10 9 10 8 12 10 8 4  17 8 8 16 7 8 4 8 161
George Fox 2 2 6 4 5 -- -- -- 18 8 11 12 5 14 17 5 18 10 137

Lewis & Clark

12

18

2

--

12

15

8

4

16

11

 2  5  5  5  --  2  10  4

131

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.

 

2011-12 NWC Sport Winners:

Whitworth, 7 (Men's Cross Country, Volleyball, Men's Soccer-tie, Men's Basketball, Men's Swimming, Men's Track & Field, Baseball-tie)

Linfield, 3 (Football, Softball, Women's Tennis, Men's Golf)

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

Whitman, 2 (Men's Tennis, Women's Golf-tie)

Puget Sound, 2 (Women's Soccer, Women's Swimming)

Lewis & Clark, 1 (Women's Cross Country)

Pacific Lutheran, 1 (Men's Soccer-tie)

Pacific, 1 (Baseball-tie)

 

Past McIlroy-Lewis Trophy Winners
2011 - Whitworth 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