Hawks Claim Commissioner's Cup

Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Athletics officials pose with the Commissioner's Cup

On Tuesday, Rockhurst athletics staff accepted the Great Lakes Valley Conference's Commissioner's Cup at the Enterprise Rent-A-Car GLVC Awards Reception ​in St. Louis, earning for the first time one of the conference’s top honors.

The GLVC Commissioner’s Cup is a traveling trophy that recognizes the school whose student-athletes excel in seven core sports identified by the conference. Those core sports — men’s and women’s soccer and basketball, softball, baseball, and volleyball — are awarded points based on their respective performances.

During 2016-2017, Rockhurst accumulated 82 points, three points ahead of second-place Southern Indiana University, bolstered by a conference title in men’s soccer, a second-place finish in women's soccer, fourth-place conference finishes in volleyball and softball, and a fifth-place conference finish in women's basketball. The Hawks also earned or shared regular season titles in women's soccer and softball, while volleyball climbed to the top in the GLVC West, all of which contributed to the strong finish in the Commissioner's Cup standings.

Last year, the Hawks earned second place in the Commissioner’s Cup standings behind the University of Indianapolis. Their two-year cumulative point total, 162, is the highest in that period among all other GLVC schools.