The Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference Dave Rowlands All-Sports Award is staying at Moraine Valley Community College after a successful sports year. This trophy recognizes the collective achievements of a college’s sports teams.
The Cyclones last earned the honor after the 2019-20 season. This is the 10th time the college has won the trophy since 2004. Moraine Valley edged out rival Waubonsee Community College for the top spot. Over the last 16 years, these two schools have traded possession of the trophy.
Each of the eight colleges in the conference is awarded points based on its teams’ eight highest finishes at the end of the year. The Cyclone men’s and women’s cross country as well softball team each won a Skyway title. Golf, men’s basketball and men’s tennis each finished second.
The conference competition is consistently intense, making this coveted trophy a prize of grit, dedication and ultimate triumph. Thanks to the talented athletes, coaches and staff, the award remained at Moraine Valley.
“It was a tight race this year, but once again Moraine Valley reclaimed the title. We’re very happy to hang on to this trophy because competition is harder every year. We have some of the most talented athletes and coaches around, making our program one of the best in the region and the NJCAA,” said Bill Finn, Moraine Valley Athletics director. “This award represents our athletic excellence and demonstrates how focused we are on our students’ success in their sport and in the classroom.”
For more information on Cyclone Athletics, visit mvcyclones.com.
For news media inquiries, contact Maura Vizza, Moraine Valley communications specialist/sports information coordinator, at (708) 974-5742 or VizzaM@morainevalley.edu.