KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Benedictine College has claimed the first-ever Heart of America Athletic Conference Commissioner’s Cup after their overall performance through three sports season during 2018-19. The award will be formally presented at the Heart Conference Summit on July 29th.
“We are extremely excited to be named the winner of the first Heart Commissioner’s Cup,” said Benedictine College Athletic Director Charlie Gartenmayer. “Our student-athletes, coaches, and staff have all bought in to building our programs within the mission of Benedictine College and as a result, we continue to see that displayed through our team successes.”
Benedictine and William Penn tied in the final standings, both accumulating 51 points. The tie was broken based on head-to-head regular-season conference finishes. Both institutions earned four 1st place finishes, two 2nd place finishes, and one 3rd place finish, but the Ravens broke the tie with 4th place finishes at a 6-0 margin.
The Ravens earned a significant amount of points in the fall after claiming top spots in football, men’s cross country, and women’s soccer. They also took the regular-season title for men’s basketball during the winter season. Additionally, the Ravens won titles in lacrosse on both the women’s and men’s side in the KCAC this past season, but those championships didn’t count toward the final Commissioner’s Cup standings.