Championships

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Adams State tops rivals for national championship

In the preseason, Adams State University boasted the No. 1-ranked men’s cross country team in the nation. But it was the women’s team that brought home the national championship for the Grizzlies at the Nov. 21 Division II Cross Country Championships in Joplin, Missouri.

Explosive offense gives Pfeiffer national title

All season long, Pfeiffer University’s offense fueled its success. Junior forward Nathan Regis, who led the nation in goals with 32, was the catalyst for the potent attack. Regis tallied two goals in the championship match of the Division II men’s soccer tournament, and the Falcons captured a 4-0 win.

Colorado Mines finally reaches the finish line

The Orediggers brought home the first national championship in the school’s 127-year athletics history.

Northwest Missouri State wins in front of record crowd

More than 16,000 people flocked to Kansas City’s Sporting Park to watch the Bearcats roll to a 34-7 victory.

East Stroudsburg leans on defense during championship run

Sandy Miller understood her team’s potential after East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania’s two season-opening wins in September.

Nebraska captures fourth title

The University of Nebraska, Lincoln dropped only four matches all season. One came at the hands of the University of Texas at Austin, but the Cornhuskers avenged that loss in the NCAA Championship final, defeating Texas in straight sets on Dec. 19.

Penn State captures elusive national title

Since the 1992-93 season, the Pennsylvania State University women’s soccer program has ruled the Big Ten, winning 17 conference titles, but the Nittany Lions have met frustration during NCAA tournament play.

New Mexico transfers set the pace

Despite losing four runners from last season’s team that placed third at the NCAA championships, the University of New Mexico women’s cross country team didn’t fade in 2015.

Stanford caps four-year turnaround with title

When Jeremy Gunn was hired to coach the Stanford University men’s soccer team in 2011, he inherited a squad coming off a 6-10-2 season. Fast-forward four years, and Stanford is a national champion.

Syracuse runners garner first championship

This year, three individual top-10 finishes at the NCAA championships on Nov. 21 in Louisville, Kentucky, helped push the Orange to the program’s first national championship win in its 64-year history.

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