Greyhound athletes lead the pack — again

Wrapping up the 2013-2014 sports seasons, University of Indianapolis student-athletes again have proven themselves top performers in competition as well as in the classroom.

UIndy logo (with dog)-201&blkFor the third year in a row, the Greyhounds lead the Great Lakes Valley Conference with 223 Academic All-GLVC selections, 15 more than the nearest program on the list announced Monday. Three UIndy teams topped their sports: men’s soccer with 16 honorees, women’s swimming and diving with 16, and men’s swimming and diving with 19.

Also this year, the Greyhounds earned their highest-ever finish in the Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings, which award points based on each institution’s finish in up to 14 sports: seven women’s and seven men’s. UIndy placed fourth out of 312 Division II institutions, becoming one of only five D-II schools to post three consecutive Top 10 finishes.

In May came news that UIndy had captured its first GLVC Commissioner’s Cup, a traveling trophy awarded for success in the seven core conference championship sports: baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s soccer, softball and women’s volleyball.

And we’re not done yet. The Greyhounds also claimed this year’s GLVC All-Sports Trophy, awarded for best all-around performance in the league’s 20 sponsored sports. This was another third-straight award for UIndy and its sixth All-Sports Trophy overall.

What’s next? Well, depending on the outcome of the D-I Directors’ Cup standings, to be announced June 27, UIndy is on track to be the highest-ranked athletic program in Indiana for the sixth time in the past seven years. Keep your eye on athletics.uindy.edu for updates.