For the first time since 2009-2010 season and the 13th time overall, Illinois State has been crowned the Missouri Valley Conference All-Sports Champion. The Redbirds captured the league’s top honor by winning six team titles during the 2018-2019 academic year.

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Champion or co-champion teams included baseball, men’s indoor track and field, women’s tennis, women’s indoor track and field, women’s outdoor track and field, and volleyball.

“The Redbirds had a very strong year across the board,” Athletics Director Larry Lyons said. “All the credit goes to the coaches and student-athletes who competed at a high level throughout the year.”

Lyons also thanked staff working in strength and conditioning, athletic training, nutrition, equipment, compliance, and academic support.

“It is important to mention that we also broke our GPA record by posting a 3.31 in the spring. I am thankful for our committed student-athletes and staff, as we got it done in the classroom and competitive venues,” Lyons said.