The Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference announced that MSOE has won the 2013-14 NACC Men’s All-Sports Award. The Raiders had a 9.69 index over eight NACC-sponsored sports to claim the award over Aurora and Concordia Wisconsin with an 8.94 index each. The conference gives points based on regular season and post-season finish and averages those points out among the number of sponsored sports.
“I’m very proud of our student-athletes and coaches for this accomplishment,” MSOE Director of Athletics Dan Harris said. “We have strived for many years to be a well-rounded department that finds success across a number of sports, instead of just one or two standout programs. I think this award validates our efforts and I could not be more proud.”
MSOE posted top-three finishes in six of its eight sports to win its first All-Sports Award ever. The Red and White teams competed for an award in the Lake Michigan Conference from 1992-2006 and in the NACC since the 2006-07 season. The Men’s Teams claimed a regular-season title in tennis, runner-up finishes in basketball, cross country, both indoor and outdoor track & field, and a third-place finish by the golf team.
MSOE is an independent, non-profit university with about 2,600 students that was founded in 1903. MSOE offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering, business, mathematics and nursing. The university has a national academic reputation; longstanding ties to business and industry; dedicated professors with real-world experience; a 96% placement rate; and the highest average starting and mid-career salaries of any Wisconsin university according to PayScale Inc. MSOE graduates are well-rounded, technologically experienced and highly productive professionals and leaders.