A season crammed with highlights and record-breaking performances came to a close Monday for the No. 2-ranked Kenyon College men's tennis team. Playing in the NCAA Division III Tournament quarterfinal round, the Lords ended up on the wrong side of a 5-1 upset cooked up by the No. 10-ranked Washington (MO) University Bears.
The North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) was well represented when D3baseball.com released its second annual All-Region teams today as seven student-athletes were named to one of the three All-Midwest Region teams.
Seven North Coast Athletic Conference softball players were named to the 2013 National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-Central Region Team. Allegheny, DePauw, Hiram, Kenyon and Wooster each had at least one representative on one of the three teams.
The NCAA Division III Tennis Championships will get underway today (May 20) at Stowe Stadium in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The Kenyon men’s squad will take on Washington University of St. Louis in a quarterfinal match at 4:00 PM with the winner advancing to Tuesday’s semifinal match to take on either Williams or Trinity (Texas), while the national championship match is scheduled for Wednesday, May 22nd.
The baseball season in the North Coast officially came to a close last week in the 2013 NCAA Division III Baseball Tournament. Wooster (33-12) dropped its first contest of the Midwest Regional, 20-4, to Thomas More, held in Terre Haute, Indiana at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology’s Art Nehf Field. The Fighting Scots bounced back to knock off Penn State Behrend, 3-2, behind Steve Hagen’s (Brecksville, OH/Brecksville-Broadview Heights) fifth complete game of the season. The win marked the first in the NCAA Tournament for Wooster since its 2009 National Runners-Up finish. Wooster was eliminated for the second consecutive season by Washington & Jefferson after falling, 8-7, in 13 innings.
The 2013 NCAA Division III Golf Championships concluded last Friday, May 17, at the Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort in Destin, Florida. The Wittenberg University men’s team finished the four-day event in 13th-place with 1,212 strokes (304-302-297-309), while the DePauw women finished eighth overall with 1,290 strokes (321-323-321-325). A pair of American Southwest Conference members captured national titles as Texas Tyler won the men’s competition with 1,167 strokes and Mary Hardin-Baylor raised the Walnut & Bronze on the women’s side with 1,239 strokes. You can access complete results from the 2013 NCAA Division III Golf Championships at the following links: MEN -- WOMEN
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.