May 25, 2010
Bay City, Mich. - Grand Valley State captured its 12th straight Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference President's Cup, commonly referred to as the league's all-sports trophy, it was announced by the GLIAC office today. The 2009-10 President's Cup is the Lakers' 17 all-time.
The Laker women scored 86.5 points in 10 sports, while the men tallied 79.0 points in nine sports. Highlighting the championship total were 10 GLIAC Championships for the Lakers (Men's Cross Country, Men's Indoor Track & Field, Football, Men's Golf, Women's Golf, Women's Cross Country, Women's Indoor Track, Women's Outdoor Track, Women's Soccer, Men's Swimming & Diving). GVSU added six second place finishes. Seventeen of GVSU's 19 sports finished third or higher during the 2009-10 academic year.
"We are extremely pleased to win the President's Cup for the 12th straight year," said GVSU athletics director Tim Selgo. "The President's Cup signifies a well-rounded athletic program that showed consistency in every sport throughout the entire year. Our student-athletes, coaches and the entire athletic staff should be proud of this accomplishment," added Selgo.
Grand Valley State has won a league-best 17 President's Cup trophy's in the 38-year history of the GLIAC. Ferris State is second in President's Cup trophy's with 14. The GLIAC sponsors championships in 21 sports and the leagues' 14 schools accumulate points for their league finish in each respective sport. GVSU has won 103 GLIAC Championships since the 1999-2000 academic year. From 1972 - 1998 GVSU won 48 GLIAC titles.