Wichita State Shockers

Wichita State keeps firm grasp on Missouri Valley all-sports trophy

Wichita State guard Fred VanVleet holds up the Missouri Valley Conference trophy after the Shockers beat Northern Iowa 74-60 on Feb. 28.
Wichita State guard Fred VanVleet holds up the Missouri Valley Conference trophy after the Shockers beat Northern Iowa 74-60 on Feb. 28. The Wichita Eagle

Wichita State finished first or second in the Missouri Valley Conference in nine of its 15 sports to claim the conference all-sports title for the third straight year.

It’s the ninth time in 12 years WSU has won the trophy and a conference-record 21st time overall.

The Shockers were conference champs in six sports – men’s basketball, women’s basketball, women’s outdoor track and field, men’s golf, women’s golf and women’s tennis. It’s the fourth-best championship finish by an MVC school, and the best three were also accomplished by WSU. WSU won eight Valley titles in 2013-14, seven each in 2005-06 and 2009-10.

Southern Illinois was second in the all-sports math, followed by Missouri State and Northern Iowa.

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