Ball State and Kent State Capture MAC Trophies

Updated 6/5/2000
CLEVELAND, OHIO (June 5, 2000) -- The Mid-American Conference today announced its top institutional awards for overall athletic achievement as Kent State University (men's) and Ball State University (women's) were honored for the 1999-2000 season. Kent State won the Reese Award for the first time ever while Ball State earned its second Jacoby Trophy. Kent State's women finished just 1.5 points behind Ball State in the Jacoby standings.

The Reese Trophy is an annual trophy named for former MAC commissioner David E. Reese awarded to the MAC university with the six-highest finishes in the 11 men's sports for which the MAC sponsors championships. The top six sports per university are to be counted; however, three of the six must be football, basketball, and baseball. Schools may count only one track and field score, indoor or outdoor, but not both.

The Jacoby Trophy is an annual trophy named for former MAC commissioner Fred Jacoby, awarded to the MAC university with the six-highest finishes in the 12 women's sports for which the MAC sponsors championships. The top-six sports per university are to be counted; however, three of the six must be basketball, volleyball, and softball.

Kent State's men scored 65 points with first-place finishes in three sports (baseball, outdoor track and field and golf) and two second-place finishes (basketball and indoor track and field). The Golden Flashes finished third to score 11 points in wrestling.

Ball State's women won volleyball and the outdoor track and field championship for two first-place finishes en-route to a 65.5 point total in the Jacoby standings. The Cardinals split a first-place finish with Kent in field hockey for 12.5 points and rallied for another 12 points with a second-place finish in gymnastics.

The 1999-2000 Reese/Jacoby Final Standings are listed below:


Reese Standings 
(MAC Men)
1.	Kent State		65
2.	Miami			60.5
t-3.	Bowling Green		56.5
t-3.	Ohio			56.5
5.	Western Michigan	54.5
t-6.	Central Michigan	54
t-6.	Toledo			54
8.	Akron			52.5
9.	Marshall		52
10.	Eastern Michigan	51.5
11.	Ball State		51
12.	Northern Illinois	45
13.	Buffalo			30

Jacoby Standings 
(MAC Women)
1.	Ball State		65.5
2.	Kent State		64
3.	Western Michigan	60.5
4.	Miami			57.5
t-5.	Bowling Green		56.5
t-5.	Eastern Michigan	56.5
7.	Akron			54.5
8.	Central Michigan	51
9.	Ohio			49.5
10.	Toledo			44
11.	Northern Illinois	41.5
12.	Marshall		35
13.	Buffalo			33.5

Past Reese Trophy Winners

	Winners				Runners-up
2000	Kent State		65	Miami			60.5
1999	Miami			72	Toledo			61.5
1998	Western Michigan	58.5
	Ball State		58.5
1997	Miami			53.5	Ohio			51
1996	Eastern Michigan	49	Miami			47
1995	Bowling Green		49.5	Miami			48
1994	Bowling Green		49.5	Ohio			48
1993	Ball State		49.5	Miami			45.5
1992	Miami			46	Ball State		39
1991	Eastern Michigan	45.5	Miami			44.5
1990	Ball State		45	Eastern Michigan	41
1989	Ball State		44	Eastern Michigan	43
1988	Eastern Michigan	52	Central Michigan	41.5
					Miami			41.5
1987	Miami			45	Eastern Michigan	43
1986	Miami			56	Central Michigan	44.5
1985	Miami			49.5	Ohio			44
1984	Miami			52.5	Ohio			44
1983	Miami			52	Bowling Green		47
1982	Miami			68	Ohio			62.5
1981	Western Michigan	71	Miami			70
1980	Miami			67.5	Western Michigan	65
1979	Miami			70.5	Ohio			59.5
1978	Miami			76	Bowling Green		56
					Eastern Michigan	56
1977	Miami			64.5	Ohio			54.5
1976	Miami			64	Ohio			55.5
1975	Miami			66	Ohio			56.5
1974	Miami			76.5	Ohio			68
1973	Miami			57.5	Bowling Green		47.5
1972	Bowling Green		38	Ohio			36.5
1971	Ohio			44.5	Western Michigan	39
1970	Ohio			42	Miami			36
1969	Ohio			56.5	Western Michigan	42.5
1968	Ohio			46.5	Miami			42.5
1967	Miami			49.5	Ohio			39.5
1966	Miami			48	Bowling Green		44.5
1965	Ohio			45.5	Miami			43.5
1964	Ohio			51.5	Miami			48
1963	Ohio			49	Western Michigan	48
1962	Western Michigan	52.5	Bowling Green		40
					Ohio			40
1961	Ohio			47	Miami			44
1960	Ohio			47	Bowling Green		45.5
					Miami			45.5
1959	Bowling Green		49.5	Western Michigan	45
1958	Miami			44	Bowling Green		43.5

Past Jacoby Trophy Winners Winners Runners-up 2000 Ball State 65.5 Kent State 64 1999 Kent State 64 Northern Illinois 62.5 1998 Ball State 60.5 Kent State 60 1997 Kent State 47.5 Miami 47.5 1996 Kent State 47.5 Miami 46.5 1995 Ohio 49 Central Michigan 44 Western Michigan 44 1994 Bowling Green 46 Ball State 45.5 1993 Bowling Green 55 Miami 46 1992 Bowling Green 42 Miami 41 1991 Central Michigan 47 Miami 42.5 1990 Central Michigan 43.5 Eastern Michigan 41.5 Miami 41.5 1989 Kent State 40 Western Michigan 39.5 1988 Bowling Green 49 Eastern Michigan 39 1987 Western Michigan 49 Central Michigan 41.5 1986 Western Michigan 50.5 Bowling Green 46 1985 Western Michigan 52.5 Bowling Green 47 Central Michigan 47 1984 Western Michigan 51.5 Central Michigan 46 1983 Miami 52 Bowling Green 46