The NCAA Division III Men's & Women's Track & Field Committee announced the participants for the 2014 NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships on Monday, March 10th, and 12 student-athletes from the North Coast Athletic Conference have qualified to compete at the national meet.
NCAC winter and spring sports weekly releases for the week ending on Sunday, March 9th, which include up-to-date conference standings, weekly schedules, team notes and Player of the Week selections, are now available online.
The DePauw women's basketball team kept its national title defense in tact on Saturday night as the Tigers (29-1) defeated Transylvania, 76-68, on their home floor in the second of the 2014 NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Tournament. Senior Ali Ross paced DPU in the contest with 17 points and four assists, while classmate Alison Stephens dominated on the glass in the win with 16 rebounds to go along with eight points. For the second year in a row, the Tigers will play host to a sectional round pod at Neal Fieldhouse. DPU will take on Carthage (26-3) in the sectional semis on Friday, while Wisconsin-Oshkosh (26-3) and Wisconsin-Whitewater (24-4) will meet in the other sectional semifinal contest in Greencastle, Indiana. Games will be announced later today.
The 2013-14 NCAC men's basketball season came to a close on Saturday night as Wooster (26-4) suffered a heartbreaking 67-64 defeat at the hands of Dickinson (23-6). The Fighting Scots, who finished the 2013-14 season as the NCAC regular season and tournament champions, were led on the night by freshman Dan Fanelly with 15 points and eight rebounds, while senior Kenny DeBoer also 14 points and five rebounds in his final collegiate game.
Both NCAC regular season and tournament champions have advanced in the 2014 NCAA Division III Basketball Tournament following opening-round wins on Friday night. In women's action, DePauw (28-1) defeated Claremont-Mudd-Scripps by a 79-68 margin behind a 20-point, eight-rebound performance from senior Alex Gasaway. On the men's side, Wooster guard Xavier Brown led the Fighting Scots with 15 points en route to a 76-67 victory over Saint Vincent (22-7). The Tigers and Fighting Scots will both play second round games on their home floors tomorrow night at 7:00 p.m. with DePauw taking on Transylvania (26-2) and Wooster squaring off against Dickinson (22-6). CLICK HERE to watch Wooster's post game press conference.
The North Coast Athletic Conference has been celebrating its 30th anniversary over the course of the 2013-14 season.What makes a Conference tick over 30 years? Here's a few opinions. Check back; we'll post a new video each week!
The Ohio Wesleyan (20-8) and Wittenberg (21-8) men's basketball teams were both eliminated from the 2014 NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Tournament on Friday night. The Battling Bishops fell against St. Norbert (25-1), 87-79, while the Tigers suffered a 66-51 defeat at the hands of Calvin (23-5).
The Wabash College men's squad and the Ohio Wesleyan women's team captured the 2014 North Coast Athletic Conference team titles on Saturday evening at Denison University in Granville, Ohio. Wabash, which won its fourth consecutive team title, accumulated 256 total points to edge out Ohio Wesleyan (142), while the Ohio Wesleyan women earned its eighth-straight women's title after earning 193.5 points to edge out Denison (118) for the team title.