Northern Arizona on Wednesday won the Big Sky Conference Men's All-Sports Award for the sixth consecutive season, marking the longest run in league history.
The Lumberjacks tabbed a total of 8.90 points to distance itself from second-place finisher Montana State (7.60) on the strength of conference championships in cross country, indoor track and field and men's tennis.
The 2018-19 campaign was also highlighted by the men's cross country program winning its third consecutive NCAA National Championship. Prior to bringing home the hardware, NAU won its 28th Big Sky crown and third straight.
The Lumberjack women came just short of repeating as Big Sky all-sports champs, finishing second to Idaho's 8.92 points with 8.07. The Northern Arizona women posted conference titles in volleyball and tennis.
The accolade is presented to the institution that accumulates the most points during the year in men's and women's sports. Points are only awarded in conference-sponsored sports. In basketball, soccer, football, tennis, softball and volleyball, the all-sports points are awarded based on the regular-season standings.
In all other sports, all-sports points are awarded based on conference tournament/championship results. Institutional scores are calculated by dividing total points by the number of conference-sponsored sports the institution sponsors. Indoor and outdoor track and field all-sports points are averaged to create one point for track and field.