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.
Mary Bretscher, the DePauw University women's swimming and diving head coach since 1974, has announced her retirement from the position. She will continue in her role as Associate Professor of Kinesiology, Associate Athletics Director and Aquatics Director. A national search to name her successor is underway.
The North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) has placed all 10 member institutions on the updated 2011-12 Division III Learfield Sports Directors' Cup Standings which includes the results from 2011-12 NCAA winter postseason championships. The Directors' Cup Standings measure each institution's overall achievement in postseason play by awarding points based on each team's finish in NCAA postseason competition.
The NCAC continued its dominance at the 2012 NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships as the Denison University men captured their second straight national title by a 600-519 margin, outdueling Kenyon in the team standings for the second year in a row. On the women’s side, Denison finished third (420) and Kenyon finished fourth (420). Individuals from Allegheny, DePauw, Oberlin, Wittenberg and Wooster also competed at the 2012 national meet.
The Denison University men's swimming & diving team successfully defended its national title at the 2012 NCAA Div. III Swimming & Diving Championships, amassing 600 total points to defeat Kenyon (519) for the second consecutive season in the team standings. In the women's standings, Denison was third with 420 points and Kenyon was fourth with 360 points. Emory won the women's national title for the third straight year with 639 points, while Williams finished in second with 453. CLICK HERE for complete meet results.
The NCAA Division III Men’s & Women’s Swimming & Diving Championships will be held over a four day period at the IU Natatorium on the campus of IUPUI in Indianapolis, Indiana. Franklin College will serve as the host for the event, which will run Wednesday through Saturday, March 21-24. Complete coverage of the 2012 national meet is available at NCAA.com.
DePauw won one outright league championship to go along with one third-place finish and three fourth-place finishes to vault into the lead in the race for the 2011-12 North Coast Athletic Conference All-Sports Championship.
11 North Coast Athletic Conference swimming & diving squads achieved Scholar All-America Status for the Fall 2011 semester it was announced by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America. On the men's side, the NCAC was represented by Oberlin (3.38 GPA), Allegheny (3.35), Wabash (3.23), DePauw (3.19) and Kenyon (3.18), while Allegheny (3.41), Oberlin (3.36), Hiram (3.34), Kenyon (3.30), DePauw (3.25) and Wittenberg (3.22) represented the NCAC on the women's list.
The Denison men and women successfully won their fourth consecutive North Coast Athletic Conference swimming & diving championships at the 28th annual event, hosted by Hiram at the C.T. Branin Natatorium, Feb. 15-18.
The Denison University men and women successfully won their fourth consecutive North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) Swimming & Diving Championships at the 28th annual event, hosted by Hiram College at the C.T. Branin Natatorium.