Johnnies Claim MIAC All-Sports Trophy for Third Year in a Row

In 2023-24, Saint John’s University won the MIAC’s George Durenberger All-Sports Trophy for the third consecutive academic year. This achievement was a result of the Johnnies securing the regular-season title in basketball, marking their fourth win in the last six seasons. They also achieved four second-place finishes (baseball, golf, indoor track & field, outdoor track & field) and two third-place finishes (football, swimming & diving) in the conference standings. With a total of 83 points, SJU surpassed Bethel (77), Gustavus Adolphus (76.5), St. Olaf (75), and Carleton (71).

This victory marks Saint John’s 17th MIAC All-Sports title since 1968-69. The men’s and women’s MIAC All-Sports trophies were established in 1963-64 by Bob Schabert, who reported on the MIAC for the St. Paul Pioneer Press. The men’s trophy, named after longtime SJU athletic director George Durenberger ’28, was donated by the Saint John’s University J-Club before the 1972-73 academic year.

Starting from the 2003-04 season, first place points are determined by the number of teams participating in each sport. Second place receives points in descending order based on first place point total. From 1972 to 2003, there were only eleven points given for first place and ten for second place and so on.

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