Spring 2015

Don’t Call Him ‘Coach’

With a career record of 657-124-61 and two Division III national championships, Jay Martin is the winningest men’s soccer coach in the NCAA. His team plays home games at the Jay Martin Soccer Complex, but in soccer, he says, the coach’s job is to stay out of the way.

Net Results

With his pedigree as a member of the Nigerian national soccer team headed for the 1976 Montreal Olympics, big things were expected of Thompson Usiyan when he arrived at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. Nearly 40 years later, his 109 goals and 255 points in just 49 games at Appalachian State have never come close to being matched.

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.

Knocking it out of the park

Academic Progress Rates in baseball have risen steadily from 933.3 in 2003-04 (the first year the data were compiled) to 973.0 in the most recent year. Graduation Success Rates also jumped by 7 percentage points recently and are at their highest levels since reporting began.

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.

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