North Coast swimming & diving squads were busy last weekend as three meets were contested on Friday evening and five more on Saturday. This weekend’s action will be highlighted by Oberlin hosting Hiram and Wooster at the Greater Cleveland Tournament on Friday and Saturday.
Seven North Coast men’s and women’s squads kicked off the 2012-13 swimming & diving season at the Kenyon Relays on Saturday (10/20) in Gambier, Ohio. Denison and Kenyon tied for the team title on the men’s side with 116 points apiece, while Kenyon grabbed the top spot in the women’s meet with 120 points.
Former Wabash swim coach Gail Pebworth was honored by the Indiana Humanities as one of 11 Title IX Heroes at halftime of Sunday's WNBA game between the Indiana Fever and the Phoenix Mercury. The award was part of the Fever's season-long celebration of the 40th anniversary of the passing of Title IX, part of the Higher Education Act of 1972. Title IX requires gender equity for boys and girls in every educational program that receives federal funding and was authored by former Indiana Senator Birch Bayh.
The College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) recently handed out its yearly Scholar All-America Accolades and the North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) was well represented on the Scholar All-America Team lists.
Nine North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) student-athletes were named to the 2012 Capital One Academic All-America Division III At-Large Team, it was announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America on June 5.
11 NCAC student-athletes have been selected to the 2011-12 Capital One Academic All-District VII Division III At-Large First-Team, released by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on May 18th.
DePauw University posted top-five finishes in 18 of 23 sports to earn the North Coast Athletic Conference All-Sports Championship in its inaugural season in the league. The Tigers opened the year with top-five finishes in six of the seven fall sports, including a share of the field hockey title with Denison, and vaulted into first place in the All-Sports standings after winning the women's basketball title outright in the winter season. DePauw capped off the year with a strong showing in the spring season, finishing in the top-five in seven of the 10 sports, including outright titles in women's golf and women's tennis. The Tigers secured the 2012 All-Sports title by compiling 153.5 total points, edging out second-place Denison (153) by a half a point.
Jim Steen, architect of the most successful collegiate athletic program in NCAA history, plans to step down as head coach of the Kenyon College Lords swimming and diving team after this academic year. Steen, now in his 37th year at Kenyon, will remain with the College to help ensure a smooth transition for the swimming program and take on special projects.