LHU Sports - PSAC releases Fall 2018 Dixon Trophy standings

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After the PSAC’s fall 2018 championship season, LHU is in 10thplace in the Dixon Trophy standings.

LOCK HAVEN, Pa. – Following the completion of the fall 2018 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) championship season, Lock Haven University is in 10th place out of 17 institutions in the PSAC’s Dixon Trophy standings.

On the men’s side – men’s soccer, men’s cross country and football – LHU averaged 8.83 points through the fall. On the women’s side – women’s soccer, women’s cross country and volleyball – LHU averaged 10.5 points. For the men, cross country led the way with 15 points thanks to a third-place showing at the conference championship meet. On the women’s side, Lock Haven benefited from 14 points from cross country and 12.5 from soccer.

After the fall, West Chester is leading the way overall. Shippensburg is ranked second and Kutztown rounds out of the top three.

The trophy is awarded at the end of each academic year to the league's most successful program based on conference playoff and/or regular-season finish.  Standings are compiled based on average score for all PSAC Championship sports each school sponsors. Equal to its total membership, each conference sport champion is awarded 18 points and a descending point value is given for respective place finishes. The second- through last-place values vary depending on the number of teams that sponsor the sport.

In its 24th year of existence, the award is named in honor of F. Eugene Dixon, Jr., former chairman of Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education's Board of Governors. Seven different institutions have won the Dixon Trophy. SU has laid claim to the honor a league-best eight times, while WCU boasts four. Lock Haven and Bloomsburg have three titles apiece. California has two Dixon Trophy victories. KU, Slippery Rock, and Millersville have each won one Dixon Trophy.

Seven PSAC Championships will be contested in the 2018-19 winter season: men's and women's basketball, men's and women's swimming, men's and women's indoor track & field and wrestling. The next update of the Dixon Trophy standings will be released following the basketball championships in early March.

Full PSAC release/standings