The Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC) has concluded its 2017-18 regular season calendar and Luther College finished tied for second in the league's All-Sports Championship Trophy Standings.
Each school's conference finish in each sport throughout the year is given a numerical worth by inverting the finish (i.e. first place is worth nine points, second place is worth eight points, third place is worth seven points, etc). In case of ties, the worth of all places involved are totaled and divided by the number of teams in that tie. Each school's finish in all sports is then totaled, and the school with the largest number of points is awarded the Elmer Hertel Men's Sports Championship Trophy for the men and the Marjorie Giles Women's Sports Championship Trophy for the women.
Note: The Iowa Conference does recognize conference championships and all-conference performers for both men's and women's swimming, and these championships are included in a schools overall conference championships historical total. Because these sports do not compete for an official league title, they are not included in the overall point total towards the all-sports trophies.
In the Elmer Hertel Men's All-Sports Trophy, Luther tallied 50.7 points and finished third behind Loras College with 60.7 and Wartburg College with 58.8.
The Norse women finished tied for second in the Marjorie Giles Women's All-Sports Trophy. Wartburg College won the trophy with 57.3 points and Luther posted 54 points.