Pittsburg State University Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Jim Johnson accepted the 2018-19 MIAA Commissioner’s Cup on behalf of the Gorillas at the MIAA Spring Awards Celebration at Kansas City, Missouri, on June 3.

The Gorillas finished the cup standings with 133 points and had an average of 11.08 points to best second place University of Central Missouri by nearly a full point (10.15 avg).

PSU scored conference championships during the 2018-19 season in women’s cross country, and women’s indoor and outdoor track and field. PSU also posted a runner-up finish in men’s outdoor track and field and registered top-five finishes in baseball, football, men’s indoor track and field, women’s basketball, and softball.

UCM won the inaugural MIAA Commissioner’s Cup in 2016-17 and repeated as conference champion last year. PSU finished second in the standings both years. The MIAA previously awarded the All-Sports Trophy for five years between the 1998-99 academic year and the 2002-03 academic year.

In addition to the presentation in June, the cup will be presented on the PSU campus at halftime of the Sept. 14 football game against Emporia State.