WHITEFISH — Rocky Mountain College was awarded the 2018-19 Bandy Memorial All-Sports trophy, the Frontier Conference announced on Thursday.
This is the seventh time Rocky has received the Bandy Award, which uses a point system based on Frontier schools’ regular season finish in football, volleyball, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s cross country and men’s and women’s golf.
Rocky finished with 112 points this year, surpassing second-place Lewis-Clark State by 24 points. Carroll was third (82 points), followed by Montana Western (58.75), Providence (57.5), Montana State Northern (54.5), Montana Tech (49), College of Idaho (9.75), Eastern Oregon (9.75) and Southern Oregon (9.75).
The Battlin’ Bears earned conference titles in football, volleyball and men’s and women’s golf during the 2018-19 season. L-C State won championships in men’s and women’s cross country, and it shared the men’s basketball title with Carroll. Western was tops in women’s basketball.
The Bandy Award, first presented after the 1982-83 season, is named after the family of the Frontier’s first commissioner, George Bandy. He, his wife Cheryl Ann and their 8-year-old son Michael died in a boating accident in 1982.
Carroll has won 14 Bandy Awards, Western has six, L-C State and Tech each have four and MSU-Northern has two.