Fairmont State University Athletics wrapped up the 2017-2018 season by place fifth within the Mountain East Conference Commissioner’s Cup standing for the second-straight year.
The most recent ranking, as well 2016-2017’s fifth place finish marked the highest ranking for Fairmont State in the five-year history of the league’s existence.
“We are extremely proud of the consistent growth in athletic success at Fairmont State since joining the Mountain East Conference five years ago,” said Acting Director of Athletics Chad Fowler. “Our goal is to compete on a regional and national level in each of our sports, and finishing in the top five of the Commissioner’s Cup standings shows the hard work and dedication that our donors, administrators, coaches and student-athletes are providing both on and off the field.”
The MEC Commissioner’s Cup measures overall athletic excellence among its membership based on each sponsored sports finish in the MEC standings.
Standings are compiled utilizing an “all-sports rating” formula that awards points to a school for its regular season finish equal to the number of teams for each sport that is sponsored by the MEC.
The University of Charleston, Shepherd University, West Virginia Wesleyan, Wheeling Jesuit and Fairmont State all finished in the top five of this year’s standings, with three of the five being private institutions.