The 2013 NCAA Division III Track & Field Championships will be held this weekend (May 23-25) at Roger Harring Stadium at Veteran Memorial Field Sports Complex on the campus of Wisconsin-LaCrosse in LaCrosse, Wisconsin. The North Coast Athletic Conference will once again be well represented at the national meet as 19 individuals and two relay teams have qualified to compete. Three schools will represent the conference on the men’s side, including DePauw, Ohio Wesleyan and Wabash, while Denison, Oberlin, Ohio Wesleyan and Wooster will all have female competitors at the national meet.
The Wittenberg men's golf team shot a fourth-round score of 309 to fall from eighth place at the start of the day to 13th in the final standings. The Tigers' four-day total of 1,212 wound up 45 strokes behind national champion Texas-Tyler, which topped Transylvania by seven strokes to claim the coveted Walnut & Bronze NCAA Championship trophy.
Fourth-ranked DePauw shot a fourth-round 325 and finished eighth at the NCAA Division III Championships at the Baytowne Golf Course at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. Junior Paige Gooch (Fort Mitchell, KY/Beechwood) finished in a tie for 12th with a four-round total of 314 after shooting an 86 in the final round.
The College of Wooster baseball team, which won its 15th NCAC title last weekend at the 2013 NCAC Baseball Tournament, scored once in the bottom of the 13th, but left the tying run on first as Washington & Jefferson College's second score during the top of the inning turned out to be the difference in a thrilling 8-7 game that ended the Fighting Scots season Friday at Art Nehf Field on the campus of Rose Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Indiana.
The North Coast Athletic Conference was well represented on the 2013 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-Region Awards list. Allegheny, Kenyon and Oberlin each had representation on the awards list.
On Day three of the 2013 NCAA Division III Championships, the Wittenberg men's golf team made its biggest move of the tournament, climbing five spots after shooting the lowest score of the round. The Tigers posted a team score of 297 on the par-71, 6,854-yard Raven course at the Sandestin Beach and Golf Resort, matching the marks turned in by Emory and tournament-leading Transylvania. As a result, Wittenberg moved up from a tie for 13th place at the start of the day to a tie for eighth place heading into the fourth and final round on Friday.
DePauw juniors Paige Gooch (Fort Mitchell, KY/Beechwood) and Kelsey Smith (Indianapolis, IN/Hamilton Southeastern) each shot 77 in today's third round to lead DePauw to a 321 team score and sixth place overall with one round remaining at the NCAA Division III Championships at the Baytowne Golf Course at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.
The Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) recently announced its 2013 All-Region Teams as well as the list of 2013 Scholar All-Americans. The NCAC placed six golfers on the All-Great Lakes Region squad and had two student-athletes represented on the Scholar All-American list.
Hiram College President Thomas V. Chema has announced he will step down at the end of the 2013-2014 academic year after 11 years in the position. Hiram’s 21st president, Chema made his announcement at the May meeting of the Hiram College Board of Trustees.
Wabash College President Patrick E. White announced the addition of men's lacrosse as a varsity sport at the institution, beginning competition in the spring 2015. A search for a varsity head coach will begin immediately. Wabash plans to hire a coach during the summer 2013 to begin the initial recruiting process. The new coach will also work with the College's existing club lacrosse team during the transition to varsity status.