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Rams - Thu, May 18, 2017

MOUNT VERNON – Cornell's women's athletics programs finished third out of 10 Midwest Conference institutions in the 2016-17 MWC All-Sports Standings.

Buoyed by regular-season championships in volleyball and basketball, the Rams accumulated 64 total points for their highest MWC women's all-sports finish since taking second in 1987-88.

Cornell scored 10 points each for its titles in volleyball and basketball. The Rams earned nine points apiece for runner-up showings in cross country and softball. They placed third in tennis, indoor track & field and outdoor track & field.  

The Rams stacked up well with their conference peers despite not receiving any points in golf and swimming, sports Cornell no longer sponsors for either gender.  

St. Norbert won the Ralph Shively Women's All-Sports Award by a narrow 79-77.5 margin over Grinnell.

Cornell also had a solid year on the men's side, finishing fifth with 59 points. That is the program's best collective MWC placing since 1993-94 (third).

The Ram men were led by the runner-up team effort from outdoor track & field last weekend. Cornell got 8.5 points from basketball, while scoring eight each in cross country, indoor track & field and baseball. Tennis (7.5) and football (6) also finished in the top half of the conference.

Monmouth claimed the Ralph Shively Men's Award with 77.5 points, nipping runner-up St. Norbert (75).