Spring 2015

Barry endures to achieve perfect season

No. 2 Barry secured the program’s third national title with a 5-3 victory over top-ranked Hawaii Pacific. In doing so, they capped off an imperfectly perfect season, finishing 26-0.

Armstrong claims ninth title

Sean McCaffrey knew he had a tradition to protect when he became coach of the Armstrong State University women’s tennis team before the 2014-15 season. Though winning his first NCAA conference championship was exciting and coaching in his first NCAA tournament a thrill, those achievements were never the ultimate goal for his new team.

UIndy achieves its lofty goal

The University of Indianapolis won the Division II Women’s Golf Championships, ending a string of 15 consecutive titles for Florida-based schools.

Methodist’s comeback is a winner

Methodist University was five shots behind as it opened the final round of the Division III Men’s Golf Championships. But the Monarchs, a perennial contender, knew what to do. They narrowed their focus, concerning themselves only with details within their control, and captured the 11th national title in program history.

Adelphi earns seventh national championship

Adelphi knocked off Lock Haven in the Division II Women’s Lacrosse Championship final for the third time in seven seasons.

Nebraska is back on top

On April 11 in St. Louis, Nebraska captured its fifth NCAA national bowling title since the championship’s 2004 inception.

Williams College captures first title

Bill Kangas, who has been Williams College’s men’s ice hockey coach for 26 seasons, took on duties as the school’s interim head coach for women’s golf and led the team to its first national championship.

Stanford meets lofty expectations

The Cardinal captured its fourth women’s water polo national championship in the past five seasons.

Celebrating the 2015 Graduates

Every year more than 460,000 student-athletes compete while pursuing an education, and each spring thousands of these student-athletes receive their diplomas. It’s a moment to celebrate.

A pragmatic approach

The University of Michigan was one of six awardees that received an NCAA Innovations in Research and Practice Grant in 2014, the first year of the program. The grants are intended to provide tangible benefits to student-athletes, by both informing research geared toward their wellness and more directly, by creating programming aimed at enhancing well-being and mental health outcomes.

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