For the first time in more than three decades, Illinois State earned back-to-back Missouri Valley Conference All-Sports Championships. The Redbirds won the league’s All-Sports Trophy in 2018-19 and again in 2020-2021. The conference did not award the trophy during the 2019–2020 pandemic-shortened season.

The Redbirds earned six team titles—of the 16 MVC sports it sponsors—and had an aggregate score of 7.842. The All-Sports Trophy is based on a school’s average finish in each of the sponsored championships by the Missouri Valley Conference. Teams are awarded 10 points for first, nine for second, eight for third, etc. The total accumulated points are divided by the number of sports in which a particular school competes.

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“Winning the MVC All-Sports Trophy is something we strive to do every year, but earning it this year with everything they’ve had to go through is remarkable and truly something our fans, donors, alumni, and community should be very proud of,” said Director of Athletics Kyle Brennan.