MADISON, Wis. (Blugolds.com) - For the sixth straight year, UW-Eau Claire has won the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) women's All-Sports competition, Assistant Commissioner for Media Relations Matt Stanek announced today.
This year's women's award is the 12th in school history. The Blugolds also won in 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2003, 2000, 1998, 1997, 1995 and 1994.
The Blugold women totaled 49.5 points this season. UW-Whitewater finished second with 44.5 points while UW-La Crosse was third with 40. Eau Claire won or shared five conference titles this season in cross country, golf, volleyball, basketball and softball.
On the men's side, the Blugolds took sixth place after accumulating 25 points, up six points from last year. UW-Whitewater won the award with 41, UW-La Crosse took second with 39 and UW-Oshkosh was third with 33.5.
In the combined award, Eau Claire finished in second place with 82 points. UW-Whitewater won the combined award with 85.5.
The three All-Sports Awards are given annually by the conference. Points for the awards are given according to the final conference standings in each sport on a 9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis, or 8-7-6, etc., depending on how many schools compete in each sport. Either (but not both) indoor or outdoor track and field are included in the calculations and the awards are determined on the basis of the lowest number of sports offered by any WIAC institution in each category.