Wichita State Shockers

Wichita State exits MVC with All-Sports Trophy No. 23

Wichita State’s Ben Johnson won the MVC decathlon to help the Shockers win the conference track and field title at Cessna Stadium in May.
Wichita State’s Ben Johnson won the MVC decathlon to help the Shockers win the conference track and field title at Cessna Stadium in May. The Wichita Eagle

Wichita State won its 23rd and final Missouri Valley Conference All-Sports Trophy in 2016-17.

The Shockers finished with seven MVC titles and an aggregate score of 8.493. In the MVC’s new scoring system, teams are awarded 10 points for finishing first in a sport, nine points for second, etc., and the total points are divided by the number of sports in which a school participates.

WSU won or shared titles in men’s basketball, men’s golf, men’s and women’s indoor and outdoor track and field and women’s tennis.

It is the sixth time — all since 2005-06 — for the Shockers to win six or more titles. No other MVC has won more than five since 1993.

Northern Iowa placed second with two team titles and a 7.050 score, followed by Southern Illinois (6.675), Illinois State (6.532) and Missouri State (5.903).

WSU, which joins the American Athletic Conference on July 1, won the MVC award for the fifth consecutive season.

Paul Suellentrop: 316-269-6760, @paulsuellentrop

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