Whitworth Earns Sixth Straight McIlroy-Lewis All-Sports trophy

Hillsboro, Ore. - Whitworth University closed out the 2012-13 academic year with its sixth consecutive Northwest Conference McIlroy-Lewis All-Sports trophy.

The Pirates earned a NWC championship in men’s golf and men's track & field for a total 241 points extending its lead from 24 to 47 points.

Pacific Lutheran used a second-place finish in softball, third-place finish in men’s tennis and a fourth-place finish in both men’s golf and men’s track & field to move from fifth place through the winter to second place in the final standings with 194 points.

Puget Sound dropped into the third spot with 181 points.  Willamette moves from sixth to fourth with 178 points and Whitman follows with 173 points after earning an NWC title in both men’s and women’s tennis this spring.

Linfield finishes in the number six spot with 169 points after claiming an NWC crown in both baseball and softball and finishing second at the men’s golf championship.  Lewis & Clark College (157) edged out Pacific University (156) for seventh place, while George Fox won both the NWC women’s golf and women’s track & field championships to bring its total points to 147 for 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 2013:

School

mxc

wxc

wsoc

msoc

vb

fb

wsw

msw

wbb

mbb

bb

sb

wtn

mtn

wg

mg

wtf

mtf

total

Whitworth 12 14 14 18 6 12 18 18 13 18  5  13 12  13   18  14  18 241
Pacific Lutheran 2 2 8 15 18 16 12 14 6 8 11 16 8 14 10 12 10 12 194

Puget Sound

14

8

18

15

16

6

16

12

9

5

 8  4 12  4  14  6 10 

181

Willamette 18 16 4 12 9 14 4 4 3 5 14 7 4 11 13 8 16 16 178
Whitman 6 10 6 10 12 - 14 16 16 16  5  - 18 18  16   10  - 173
Linfield 8 12 16 8 4 18 6 8 3 2 18 18 12 2 6 16 8 4 169
Lewis & Clark 16 18 12 - 2 8 8 6 18 13  2 7 16  5 - 6 12 8 157

Pacific (Ore.)

4

6

10

6

14

10

10

10

9

10

11  13  2  11 8  4  4 14

156

George Fox

10

4

2

4

9

-

-

-

13

13

 16 10  6 16   18  2 18   6

147

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.

 

2012-13 NWC Sport Winners:

Whitworth, 6 (Men's Soccer, Men's Basketball, Men's Swimming, Women's Swimming, Men's Golf, Men's Track & Field)

Linfield, 3 (Football, Baseball, Softball)

George Fox, 2 (Women's Golf, Women's Track & Field

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

Whitman, 2 (Men's Tennis, Women's Tennis)

Pacific Lutheran, 1 (Women's Volleyball)

Puget Sound, 1 (Women's Soccer)

Willamette, 1 (Men's Cross Country)

 

Past McIlroy-Lewis Trophy Winners
2013 - Whitworth
2012- Whitworth 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