Winter 2015

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.

The endurance of Adams State

Led by their distance runners, the Adams State Grizzlies track team came out on top this year after losing by only 1.5 points in 2014.

Franklin’s California dreamin’ comes true

Led by Missy Franklin’s standout performance, California won its fourth national title in seven years with a 61-point victory over two-time defending national champion Georgia.

Ohio State wrestlers gain 1st team title

Ohio State secured the team title before the final session even began in the Division I Wrestling Championships.

Emory keeps tradition rolling

It’s hard enough to win one NCAA championship, let alone six in a row. The Emory University women’s swimming and diving team has accepted the pressure that comes with it all, earning its  sixth consecutive Division III title in Shenandoah, Texas.

Plattsburgh State downs familiar foe

Plattsburgh State University of New York defeated Elmira 3-2 in the championship final, avenging their only two losses of the season and capturing the Division III Women’s Hockey Championship. The win marked the Cardinals’ second-consecutive title and fourth in program history, the most in Division III women’s hockey.

Columbia returns to form

All it took was a change of mentality to bring Columbia University-Barnard College’s fencing program back to its former glory as the Lions earned their first national championship since 1993 – a 22-year drought.

Colorado relishes true team victory

For the first time since 2007, the University of Colorado finished the NCAA Skiing Championships without an individual champion. However, that didn’t stop the Buffaloes from producing a supreme group effort as the team captured its 20th national championship overall and eighth NCAA title since the sport went coed in 1983.

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