Championships

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Providence leans on its wall

Led by goalkeeper Jon Gillies, Providence knocked off Boston University 3-2 to capture the 2015 Division I Men’s Hockey Championship.

Perfect 10

The Huskies squad that defeated Notre Dame 63-53 in the national championship game on April 7 in Tampa, Florida wasn’t the same team that gathered on Connecticut’s campus six months before.

Duke captures fifth title

Duke defeated Wisconsin, 68-63, to capture its fifth national championship, all under Coach Mike Krzyzewski.

Moving up the podium

Last year, the University of Texas at Austin fell 51 points shy of a national championship, trailing only the University of California-Berkeley. So the Longhorns spent a year thinking about those 51 points and how to close that gap. They did more than just that – Texas dominated the rest of the field.

California (Pennsylvania) honors teammate with win

Members of the California University of Pennsylvania women’s basketball team spent much of their season mourning the loss of teammate Shanice Clark, who died in her sleep in January due to complications from sickle cell trait.

Florida Southern completes its mission

The Florida Southern men’s basketball team captured the school’s first championship in the sport since 1981.

Thomas More is perfect, finally

Thomas More College was determined not to let history repeat itself. Last year, the Saints were 31-0 heading into the quarterfinals of the NCAA tournament. Then star player Sydney Moss tore her ACL. Then the Saints lost by 16 and were sent home. This season, Moss returned to the court on a surgically-repaired knee, hoping to guide her teammates to the perfect season her injury had cost them. She did.

Kenyon tradition alive and well

Kenyon College captured the Division III Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships title for the third year in a row and 34th time in 36 years.

Wisconsin-Stevens Point captures fourth title

Wisconsin-Stevens Point didn’t let an unexpected loss derail what had been a promising season. The Pointers went on to win the Division III men’s basketball title.

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