November 20, 2012

Grove City leads men's, women's All-Sports races

GROVE CITY, Pa. -- Following the conclusion of the fall sports season, Grove City College leads the respective races for the Presidents' Athletic Conference's All-Sports Trophies. On the women's side, Grove City accumulated 32 total points and leads second-place Geneva by 3.5 points. Grove City's men's teams earned a conference-best 20.5 points during fall 2012 to take the top spot. Washington & Jefferson also has 20.5 men's points.

Grove City holds a commanding lead in total All-Sports points with 52.5 combined points. Thomas More is second with 45.5 combined points.

In the women's competition, Grove City earned 10 points for winning the cross country championship. The women's soccer team earned nine points for placing second while women's tennis merited eight points for taking third. The volleyball team took sixth in the conference tournament, earning five All-Sports points.

Each of Grove City's men's teams posted top four finishes in the fall. The cross country team garnered eight points by taking second while the men's soccer team tied for third, good for 6.5 points. The football team earned six points by placing fourth with a 5-3 league mark.

Conference champions in women's sports receive 10 points and the point scale descends incrementally until the 10th-place team receives one point. The men's point scale is based on nine teams, thus, men's conference champions receive nine points.

Grove City has dominated the All-Sports competition, winning the women's trophy 14 times in the last 23 years. Grove City has won the men's trophy 11 times since 1989.


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