The Great Lakes Valley Conference announced on Tuesday (May 14) that Lewis University has captured the 2012-13 Commisioner's Cup, making the Flyers just the fourth school in the 11-year history of the award to take home the title.
Lewis totaled 91.5 points to win the cup, outdistancing second-place Bellarmine (84.5) by seven points.
Northern Kentucky, who has won eight total titles, had won the previous five Commissioner's Cups. SIU-Edwardsville (2006-07) and Southern Indiana (2003-04) have each won the Commissioner Cup once.
"This is truly a tremendous accomplishment for our student-athletes and our staff," Lewis Director of Athletics Dr. John Planek said. "This award, coupled with our excellent academic achievement in the classroom, really speaks to the overall quality of our athletics program.
"The Commissioner's Cup is really a reflection of the commitment the University has made - and continues to make - to support our athletes and coaches."
The Commissioner's Cup is a traveling trophy awarded for performance in the core conference championship sports including baseball, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's soccer, softball and women's volleyball. The Flyer women's basketball team won the 2013 GLVC title, while the women's volleyball and softball teams each earned runner-up finishes in the conference tournament.
Lewis University is a Catholic University in the Lasallian tradition, offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 6,500 traditional and adult students. Lewis offers multiple campus locations, online degree programs, and a variety of formats that provide accessibility and convenience to a growing student population. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis prepares intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected, and socially responsible graduates. The seventh largest private not-for-profit university in Illinois, Lewis has been nationally recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report.
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