MAC ANNOUNCES TOP INSTITUTIONAL AWARDS FOR 2012-13 ACADEMIC YEAR
Kent State wins fifth consecutive Reese Trophy as the top men’s athletic program.
Miami wins the Jacoby Trophy as the top women’s athletic program.
Cleveland, Ohio – The top Mid-American Conference (MAC) institutional awards were handed out tonight at the MAC Honors Dinner, as part of the conference meetings at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel. Kent State University was honored with the Reese Trophy in men’s competition, while the Miami University was honored with the Jacoby Trophy in women’s competition.
Miami won the Jacoby Trophy, recognized as the top women’s program in MAC, for the third time in the last six seasons. Miami won the Jacoby Trophy in back-to-back academic seasons in 2008 and 2009. The Miami RedHawks compete in nine women’s sports and during the 2012-13 academic year won the MAC field hockey, women’s soccer, swimming and diving and women’s tennis championships.
In women’s soccer, Miami won the program’s fourth MAC championship and first since 2002 and advanced to the NCAA Tournament and defeated Tennessee in the first round. In field hockey, Miami won the program’s first ever MAC championship and in women’s swimming and diving, Miami won the 17th MAC championship in program history and first since 2009.
In women’s tennis, Miami won the MAC regular season title and MAC championship for the third time in the last five seasons. In women’s basketball, Miami finished 19-13 overall and 10-6 in conference play for third in the MAC East Division and received an invitation to the WNIT. In cross country, Miami finished second in the MAC championship and in softball Miami finished second in the MAC East Division with a 13-11 conference record.
Kent State won its eighth all-time Reese Trophy representing the top men’s athletic program. Kent State has won the Reese Trophy for the fifth consecutive year, its sixth in the last eight years and the program’s eighth in the last 14 seasons. Kent State previously earned the Reese Trophy in 2000, 2002, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012.
During the 2012-13 academic year, Kent State competed in seven men’s sports and won the MAC men’s golf championship, finished with a perfect 8-0 record and East Division Champion in football and won the regular season baseball title.
In men’s golf, Kent State is currently ranked No. 22 in the nation and claimed their 19th overall MAC championship and the program’s fifth consecutive MAC championship. Kent State advanced from the opening NCAA Regional and are currently competing in the NCAA Championships in Atlanta, Ga.
In football, Kent State had a historic season as the Golden Flashes became the first team in the MAC East to go 8-0 since the 2003 season and received the program’s first bowl invitation (GoDaddy.com Bowl) in 40 years (since 1972). Kent State had a 10-game winning streak entering the Marathon MAC Football Championship game and 11 total wins last year established a new single-season record in school history.
In baseball, the Golden Flashes earned their third straight outright conference regular season title and seventh East Division title in the last eight years. In men’s basketball, Kent State finished third in the MAC East with a 20-12 overall record and 9-7 conference mark. Kent State received a postseason invitation to the CollegeInsider.com Tournament and defeated Fairfield in the first round.
In wrestling, Kent State finished second in the conference with a 4-1 record and sent six wrestlers to the NCAA Wrestling Championship, including All-American Dustin Kilgore who lost in the 197-lb. title match in the NCAA Championship. Kent State finished second in the MAC outdoor track and field championship.
For the Reese and Jacoby Trophies, points are awarded based on each school’s finish, with the overall total divided by the number of sports sponsored by each school. An institution may count either indoor track and field or outdoor track and field, but not both.
The men’s trophy is named for former MAC Commissioner David E. Reese. Reese was the first-ever MAC Commissioner and served the conference from its inception in 1946 until 1964.
The women’s trophy is named for former MAC Commissioner Fred Jacoby. Jacoby was the MAC Commissioner from 1971-82 and is credited with incorporating women’s athletics into the conference structure.
2012-13 Reese (Men’s) Standings
School, # Sports, Total Points, Avg.
Kent State, 7, 72.5, 10.35
Ball State, 6, 51.0, 8.5
Akron, 7, 58.0, 8.29
Toledo, 6, 45.0, 7.5
Eastern Michigan, 8, 59.5, 7.44
Northern Illinois, 7, 48.5, 6.93
Central Michigan, 6, 41.5, 6.92
Buffalo, 9, 58.0, 6.44
Ohio, 6, 37.5, 6.25
Bowling Green, 6, 37.5, 6.25
Western Michigan, 5, 31.0, 6.2
Miami, 7, 42.0, 6.0
2012-13 Final Jacoby (Women’s) Standings
School , # Sports, Total Points, Avg.
Miami, 9, 90.5, 10.06
Central Michigan, 8, 75.67, 9.45
Kent State, 9, 75.0, 8.33
Toledo, 9, 65.75, 7.30
Eastern Michigan, 10, 70.75, 7.08
Akron, 9, 62.67, 6.96
Bowling Green, 10, 67.5, 6.75
Ohio, 9, 60.0, 6.67
Western Michigan, 9, 56.0, 6.22
Ball State, 11, 66.67, 6.06
Buffalo, 8, 45.5, 5.68
Northern Illinois, 9, 45.0, 5.0
Akron – Bowling Green – Buffalo – Kent State – Miami – Ohio
Ball State – Central Michigan – Eastern Michigan – Northern Illinois – Toledo – Western Michigan