Top-three finishes by the Wabash College indoor track and field, basketball, and swimming and diving teams extended the Little Giants' lead in the 2019-2020 North Coast Athletic Conference Men's All-Sports Standings through the winter conference championships.
Wabash finished with a total of 53 points after Saturday's NCAC Indoor Track and Field Championships. The Little Giants won their seventh NCAC indoor title to add 10 points to the all-sports standings total. The team title was the 27th captured by a Wabash team since joining the conference for the 1999-2000 season. Denison and DePauw are tied for second place in the men's all-sports standings with 41.5 points. Ohio Wesleyan is fourth with 36 total points. Wittenberg completes the top-five with a total of 34.5 points.
The Wabash basketball team earned nine points with its second-place finish in the conference standings. The Little Giants finished the season with a 13-5 mark in league play to finish take the number-two spot for the second consecutive season. The Wabash swimming and diving team scored a third-place finish at the NCAC Championships with a school-record 1,264 points.
Wabash also competes in wrestling during the winter sports season. However, the sport is not sponsored by the conference. The Little Giants enter next weekend's NCAA DIII National Tournament ranked fourth in the nation with four wrestlers competing at the championship event.
"The latest all-sports standings reflect the great success of our winter sport programs," Wabash Director of Athletics and Campus Wellness Matt Tanney said. "The basketball, swimming and diving, and indoor track and field squads all represented Wabash exceptionally well this season. Considering the exclusion of our nationally-ranked wrestling team from the standings, it's an even more impressive result. We're looking forward to an exciting spring season in the NCAC."
Wabash held a 3.5-point lead after the fall season. The Little Giants scored a total of 26 points after tying for the football championship, finishing second at the cross country championship meet, and placing third in the regular season soccer standings.