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Grand Canyon Wins 2017-18 Commissioner's Cup

Grand Canyon Wins 2017-18 Commissioner's Cup

DENVER – The Western Athletic Conference today announced the winner of its annual Commissioner's Cup with this year's honor going to Grand Canyon with 100.75 points. The Lopes, in their first year eligible to compete for a number of WAC championships after completing the transition to Division I, finished the year with six WAC championships, winning postseason titles in men's indoor track & field, women's indoor track & field, women's golf, men's outdoor track & field and women's outdoor track & field. Meanwhile, the baseball team claimed a regular-season title.
 
The WAC awards its Commissioner's Cup to the school that performs the best in each of the conference's 19 men's and women's championships. Points are awarded in order of finish, equal to the number of teams that participate in each sport, and are averaged between a team’s regular-season finish (if applicable) and its WAC championship finish. Teams that do not qualify for a postseason tournament due to a smaller field receive postseason points equal to their regular-season finish. Ties are not broken but instead are averaged between the tied teams. Affiliate members are not eligible for the Commissioner’s Cup but their standings are still used for determining points.
 
NM State finished in second place with 89.50 points. The Aggies won both the regular-season and tournament titles in men's basketball and softball, won championships in women’s cross country, men’s tennis and baseball, and earned regular-season titles in volleyball and women's basketball.
 
Utah Valley placed third with 78.00 points, earning the tournament title in women’s soccer. Kansas City was fourth with 75.75 points, earning the men’s cross country, men's golf and women's tennis championships, and the women’s soccer and men's tennis regular-season titles.
 
Seattle U finished fifth with 74.00 points, earning the men's soccer and women's basketball tournament titles. UT Rio Grande Valley was sixth with 60.00 points, winning the women's tennis regular-season title, while CSU Bakersfield came in seventh with 45.25 points and the volleyball tournament title. Chicago State was eighth with 20.25 points.