Today, the Murray State Racers, 14 teams strong, learned that their collective effort has brought MSU Athletics the Ohio Valley Conference Commissioner’s Cup for the first time since 2008-09!
The 12 members of the OVC were tracked during the 2018-19 season by their finishes in regular season and conference tournament competition.
The Racers produced a combined seven OVC championships this year (one regular season and six postseason) on their way to a record-setting point total of 128. MSU’s 128 points set an OVC Cup record!!
“Murray State University is a special place because of the people in our program; the student-athletes, coaches and administrators who work tirelessly to represent our State and Region,” said MSU Director of Athletics Kevin Saal. “2018-19 marks one of the most successful in the history of our program. Seven OVC Championships, tied for the best in program history, a Top-80 ranking in the National Director’s Cup per the latest release and this, the first OVC Commissioner’s Cup for our program in ten years. We’re all very proud to earn this accomplishment.”
Not only have the Racers performed at a high level on the playing field, they have matched it in the classroom.
“Those remarkable achievements in each sport comes as the Racers completed the spring semester with a 3.14 GPA, our 30th consecutive semester with a department-wide GPA above a 3.0,” Saal said. “We talk daily about ‘The Racer Way’, which is a comprehensive dedication to our core values, the student-athlete experience and broad-based competitive excellence. Congratulations to everyone in our program, our university, alumni, donors and supporters for their part in this remarkable achievement.”