The NCAC continued its dominance at the 2014 NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships as the Kenyon College men captured their 33rd national title all-time with 480 points. The Lords outdueled conference-rival Denison by just eight points as the Big Red finished second with 472 points, while DePauw was 15th in the final standings with 100 points. In the women’s competition, the Kenyon Ladies finished second behind five-time national champion Emory with 456.5 points, while Denison was fourth with 374.5 points and DePauw was 15th with 62 points.
The Kenyon College men overtook Denison University in the final team standings in the second to last event on Saturday night to capture its NCAA-record 33rd Division III National Title at the 2014 NCAA Div. III Swimming & Diving Championships, held at the IU Natatorium in Indianapolis, Indiana, May 19-22. In the women’s national championship meet, Kenyon finished second behind five-time national champion Emory for the second year in a row.
Growing up watching his father perform in Broadway musicals, it’s no surprise that Lowell Byers chose to major in theater at a liberal arts college that counts Hal Holbrook, Jennifer Garner and Steve Carrell among its graduates. But Denison also offered Byers the opportunity to pursue another talent, swimming. Through four years as a student-athlete, he excelled in working with a cast of performers – whether it was the teammates with whom he won four Division III championships in relay events, or fellow thespians in the six campus plays in which he played lead roles.
The 2014 NCAA Division III Men’s & Women’s Swimming & Diving Championships will be held over a four day period at the IU Natatorium in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Indiana Sports Corp and Franklin College will serve as the co-host for the event, which will run Wednesday through Saturday (Mar. 19-22). Preliminary events begin at 10:00 a.m., with Finals beginning at 6:00 p.m. each day. The North Coast Athletic Conference will be represented in the women’s meet by student-athletes from Denison, DePauw, Kenyon, Wittenberg and Wooster, while Denison, DePauw and Kenyon will represent the conference on the men’s side.
Denison University won two outright winter sport league championships to go along with one second-place finish and one third-place finish to maintain its lead in the race for the 2013-14 North Coast Athletic Conference All-Sports Championship.
Fifteen NCAC student-athletes participated in the 2014 NCAA Division III Diving Regionals, held last weekend, Feb. 28 - Mar. 1. Denison hosted divers from Region 1, which includes a majority of NCAC institutions, at the Trumbull Aquatics Center in Granville, Ohio, while Allegheny divers traveled to Rochester Institute of Technology in New York for the Region 4 event on the same dates.
The 2014 NCAC Swimming & Diving Championships will be held February 12-15 at the Trumbull Aquatics Center on the campus of Denison University in Granville, Ohio. The 2014 meet returns to the campus of a member school for the first time since Oberlin hosted the 1998 meet at Robert Carr Pool. The C.T. Branin Natatorium, in Canton, Ohio, hosted the meet the past 14 years. CLICK HERE for the NCAC’s complete school-by-school championship preview.