(Editor’s note: RMC Athletics release)
WHITEFISH – The Frontier Conference awarded Rocky Mountain College it’s distinguished 2018-2019 Bandy Award on Thursday afternoon.
The Bandy award is given within the Frontier Conference to the institution with the most points awarded for regular season finishes. The conference regular season champion for each sport receives 17 points. Second place earns 12 points, third earns 10 points, fourth earns nine points, fifth earns eight, sixth earns seven, and eighth place earns three.
It’s the seventh time Rocky has won the Bandy, which ranks second most in the Frontier Conference. Rocky received the honor in 1997-98, 1998-99, 2000-01, 2003-04, 2008-09, and 2013-14.
The Battlin’ Bears finished with 112 points ahead of Lewis-Clark’s 88 points and Carroll College’s 82 points. Montana Western finished in fourth with 58.75 followed by University of Providence 57.5 points. MSU-Northern finished with 54.5 points while Montana Tech earned 49 points.
Southern Oregon, College of Idaho, and Eastern Oregon all earned 9.75 points as members in only football.
The Battlin’ Bears won the regular season conference titles in football, volleyball, men’s golf, and women’s golf.
The award is named in honor of the first commissioner of the Frontier Conference, George Bandy, his wife Cheryl Ann, and their son, Michael.