Two-Minute Drill: SEMO Leads 2019-20 OVC Commissioner's Cup Standings After Fall Sport Championships
After the completion of the fall sport championships, Southeast Missouri leads the 2019-20 Ohio Valley Conference Commissioner's Cup all-sport trophy standings; the Cup is a symbol of overall athletic excellence in Conference-sponsored championships.
SEMO was bolstered by first-place finishes in soccer and football, and a second-place finish and tournament championship in volleyball. The Redhawks are only the second school in conference history to win three OVC titles in the same fall season joining Eastern Illinois (2001). This year marks the first in school history where SEMO leads the OVC Commissioner's Cup standings after the fall sport championships.
The Redhawks have a five-point lead over UT Martin (43.5) and a nine-point lead over Eastern Kentucky (39.5), which has won five of the past six OVC Commissioner's Cups.
The 2019-20 season marks the 12th for the re-formatted Commissioner's Cup, which was previously known as the All-Sports Trophy. Schools are required to count point totals for four main sports (football, volleyball, men's basketball and women's basketball) along with their next eight highest point totals from the remaining sports, regardless of gender. The three schools which do not compete in OVC football, count baseball as one of its four required sports.
The points system for scoring is as follows. For most sports, except a few which have fewer participating teams, the first place team earns 12 points, the second place team earns 11 points, etc. In addition winners of OVC Tournaments (soccer, volleyball, basketball, tennis, softball and baseball) get one additional bonus point.
SEMO's highest finish in the OVC Commissioner's Cup presently stands at third in both 2012-13 and 2013-14.
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