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UND still low on Big Sky overall standings

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Apparently, even winning four Big Sky titles, for the first time in Big Sky history that the the Big 4 titles have been swept, did not do much for UND as UND finished seventh overall.  Have not found a press release, but this was posted on another board.  

Big Sky Overall men's and women's 

1.  NAU 8.71

2. Sac St 6.63

3.  Weber St 6.33

4. Eastern Washington 6.07

5.  Montana State 5.96

6.  Montana 5.22

7.  North Dakota 5.14

8.  Northern Colorado 4.56

9.  Southern Utah 4.31

10.  Idaho St  4.20

11.  Portland St 3.95

Apparently, NAU wins based on m&w cross country, ( they were men's national champs), m&w indoor track, m&w outdoor track, m&w tennis, and women's golf.

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I think they did combine the indoor outdoor tracks for this award which makes sense.  But always found these awards strange.  How the olympic sports are considered on par with revenue sports doesn't make sense to me.

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On 6/18/2017 at 11:17 PM, SiouxVolley said:

Apparently, even winning four Big Sky titles, for the first time in Big Sky history that the the Big 4 titles have been swept, did not do much for UND as UND finished seventh overall.  Have not found a press release, but this was posted on another board.  

Big Sky Overall men's and women's 

1.  NAU 8.71

2. Sac St 6.63

3.  Weber St 6.33

4. Eastern Washington 6.07

5.  Montana State 5.96

6.  Montana 5.22

7.  North Dakota 5.14

8.  Northern Colorado 4.56

9.  Southern Utah 4.31

10.  Idaho St  4.20

11.  Portland St 3.95

Apparently, NAU wins based on m&w cross country, ( they were men's national champs), m&w indoor track, m&w outdoor track, m&w tennis, and women's golf.

Would you have rather been NAU, Sac St, Weber, EWU, MSU or Montana last school year in the Big Sky?.....

Or UND?

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48 minutes ago, darell1976 said:

I would rather have trophies, banners and a sweet dance trip over being in top of these standings. 

Agreed. Being nationally ranked in sports like badminton, billiards and ping-pong may help you on lists like this, but it sure doesn't do much for the fan base and alums. I know Gopher fans like to point to lists like this when they are struggling in MBB, WBB, MH and FB.

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Well it seems we did win the President's Cup from the league after all.  We finished 5th in athletics, but they have an academic portion that we won due to our high APR.

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North Dakota secured its first Presidents’ Cup victory and became the sixth Big Sky program to win the cup since the award’s implementation in 2002-03. The Fighting Hawks placed fifth overall in the athletic standings, winning titles in volleyball and men’s basketball, while also finishing as co-champions in football and women’s basketball. Furthermore, UND is the first-ever Big Sky school to win regular-season titles in volleyball, football and men’s and women’s basketball.

However, it was North Dakota’s performance in the classroom that clinched the Presidents’ Cup victory. UND had the best APR rating for the fifth consecutive since joining the Big Sky, scoring a 991.1. They also finished third in team GPA (3.31), with its women’s golf team recording a program-best 3.57 GPA.

 

 

Schools are awarded points based on five criteria:
-  Individual Team Grade Point Averages
-  APRs.
-  Number of All-Conference performers with a grade point average above 3.0-
-  Women’s All-Sports Trophy Points
-  Men’s All-Sports Trophy Points

 

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