OC places 5th in Heartland Commissioner’s Cup

Oklahoma Christian placed fifth in the Heartland Conference's inaugural adidas Commissioner's Cup standings.

The Commissioner's Cup measures the overall success of the athletic program at each of the conference's member universities and the member institution with the highest percentage of points earned over the academic year wins the Cup. Points are awarded to institutions based on their finish within conference-sponsored sports.

During the spring season, OC posted third-place finishes in baseball, softball and men's golf and was sixth in the rain-shortened women's golf tournament. OC's track and field teams compete in the Great American Conference and thus weren't included in the tabulations.

Dallas Baptist (Texas) posted a score of .756 and held on to the top spot to finish .042 points ahead of Lubbock Christian (Texas) at .714. St. Mary's (Texas) placed third at .701, with St. Edward's (Texas) fourth at .684 and OC fifth at .594.

Newman (Kan.) was sixth at .568, followed by Arkansas-Fort Smith at .567, Rogers State at .533, Texas A&M International at .529, Texas-Permian Basin at .278 and Oklahoma Panhandle State at .132.

Based on the number of institutions participating, available points will vary from sport to sport. To determine points awarded, regular season standings are used for baseball, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's soccer, softball, men's and women's tennis and volleyball. The results of conference championships are used to determine awarded points in men's and women's cross country and men's and women's golf.

Summer 2016

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