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BV men third, women fifth in all sports standings

Thursday, March 18, 2004

Luther College women's teams and Wartburg's men's teams lead the Iowa Conference All-Sports standings as of the end of the winter sports season, according to a recent IIAC release.

There are seven winter sports, including men's and women's basketball, men's and women's swimming, men's and women's indoor track and field and wrestling.

In the Elmer Hertel Men's Sports Championship Trophy standings through fall and winter sports, Wartburg College leads in points (45.2). The Knights men's teams are followed by Loras College (35.4 points), Buena Vista University (32.7 points), Simpson College (30.4 points), Luther College (28.65 points), Central College (23.1 points), Coe College (21.8 points), Cornell College (13.1 points) and Dubuque University (8.15 points).

Through two sports seasons, Wartburg men's teams have won Iowa Conference titles in cross country, football and wrestling. The Knights finished second in soccer and tied for second in men's basketball.

BVU men's teams have been aided by a fourth place finish in football, a second place finish in soccer and a first-place finish in men's basketball.

Meanwhile, Luther College leads the Marjorie Giles Women's Sports Trophy Championship standings with 41.3 points. Luther women's teams have won IIAC titles in tennis and cross country and finished second in soccer.

Luther is followed in the all-IIAC women's sports standings by Simpson College (38.9 points), Wartburg (38.2 points), Central College (37.1 points), Loras College (35.9 points), Buena Vista University (26.6 points), Coe College (24.5 points), Cornell College (21.7 points) and Dubuque University (19.3 points).

The BVU women have won titles in both golf and this past winter, in basketball.

Meanwhile, in wrapping up the winter season in the IIAC, BVU men's and women's teams easily won both the Iowa Conference regular season and the IIAC playoffs.

The men won the conference regular season title with a 13-3 conference mark and beat Wartburg for the IIAC playoff title two weeks ago.

The Beaver wrestlers finished fourth in the IIAC regular season standings with a 5-3 dual meet record. Wartburg, this year's Division III national champion, was tops in the standings with an 8-0 mark. The Knights were followed by Luther (7-1), and Simpson College (6-2).

The Wartburg wrestlers won the IIAC conference meet with 206.5 points, followed by Luther (152.5), Simpson (144), Coe (114) and fifth-place BVU (108 points).

In the other men's sport that count in the all-sports standings, Wartburg won the conference meet in indoor track and field with 200.5 points. The second and third place finishers, respectively, were Central College (153 points), and Luther College (51 points). The BVU men's indoor team finished sixth with 41 points.

On the women's side, the BVU women waltzed through the Iowa Conference regular season, winning the title with a 15-1 mark. The Beavers beat Wartburg College for the Iowa Conference playoff championship.

Simpson College finished second in the IIAC basketball regular standings with a 12-4 mark while Wartburg was third (11-5) and Luther fourth (9-7). The BVU women finished 27-3 overall, setting a school record for wins.

In women's indoor track and field, BVU finished in eighth place with 19 points. Wartburg (219 points), Central College (153) and Luther College (51) were the top three finishers.

Because every Iowa Conference team doesn't participate in swimming and diving, that sport does not count in the all-sports standings.

Nevertheless, Loras College won the men's regular season title, finishing with a 3-0 dual meet mark. It was followed by Luther (1-1), Coe (1-2) and BVU (0-2).

In the men's swimming conference meet, Loras won with 545 points to 489 for Luther, 469 for Coe and 181 for BVU.

Coe College won the regular season conference standings in women's swimming and diving with a 4-0 mark. It was followed by Loras (3-1), Simpson (1-2), Luther (0-2) and BVU (0-3).

In the women's conference meet, Coe won with 602 points, followed by Loras (436), Luther (433), Simpson College (197) and BVU (192).

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