June 2, 2011 | WMU News
KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University captured its sixth Jacoby Trophy for top women's athletic program in the Mid-American Conference, and the Broncos earned second place in the Reece Trophy standings for men's athletics.
Named for former MAC Commissioner Fred Jacoby, the trophy is awarded based on team finishes in women's sport. WMU competes in nine women's sports, and during 2010-11 won the softball regular season and tournament championships.
WMU previously won the Jacoby Trophy in 2006 and four straight years from 1984 to 1987.
The Broncos finished second to Kent State in the standings for the Reese Trophy. Men's basketball won the MAC West Division title, men's soccer finished second in both regular season and the MAC tournament to eventual national champion Akron, and men's tennis won the MAC regular season championship. WMU last claimed the Reece Trophy in 1998.
WMU was the only school to finish in the top one-third of the 12-member conference in both the men's and women's all-sports standings. The Broncos were also among the top four schools in both men's and women's sports in 2006.
2010-11 Reese (men's) Standings
2010-11 Jacoby (women's) Standings