Championships

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Seniors lead Syracuse to title

The Syracuse University senior trio of Emma Russell, Jess Jecko and Alyssa Manley reached the national semifinals as freshmen. They made the NCAA tournament again as sophomores and lost in the national championship game as juniors. This year, though, they capped stellar careers with a 4-2 NCAA championship victory over the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, on Nov. 22 in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Virginia captures its first College World Series title

Virginia lived up to the preseason hype by taking home the championship trophy with a 4-2 win over Vanderbilt in Game 3 of the championship series June 24, in Omaha, Nebraska.

Underdog approach lifts Barry

The Barry Buccaneers made winning a national title their 2015 goal and went on to enjoy sweeping success in NCAA Division II. Having two former Olympians on the coaching staff helped boost the Bucs.

Oregon wins national championship with the help of redshirt junior

After a 30 year drought, the Ducks captured the national title June 13 with home field advantage in Eugene, Oregon.

For Oregon, a different slant on victory

The Ducks relied on balanced scoring to capture its second consecutive outdoor track and field crown. Coach Robert Johnson declared it a “great day to be a Duck.”

Florida rides stellar pitching to championship

Florida defeated Michigan 4-1 in the final game of the Women’s College World Series to become only the third team in history to win back-to-back national titles.

LSU ends its 60-year drought

Louisiana State University captured a 4-1 match-play victory over the University of Southern California to win the Division I Men’s Golf Championships. It was the first title for LSU since 1955.

Bates College wins first rowing national title

Bates was able to win their first national title after repeatedly finishing second behind Williams.

Wisconsin-La Crosse finally back on top

The national championship has always been just out of reach for Pat Healy, head women’s track and field coach at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. During his 24-year tenure at the school, he has finished among the top five at the national championships 11 times.  However, on May 23 at St. Lawrence’s University (New York), Healy’s team finally triumphed.

SUNY Cortland captures first national title

The Cortland Red Dragons defeated Trinity 17-6 to win their first national title.

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