Sports

A Year in Review: The Maroons of 2015–2016

This year has been full of excitement for Chicago athletics, as ten of the 17 varsity teams made their respective NCAA Championships. The women contributed six of these berths while the men’s side chipped in four NCAA bids.

Fourth-year Lucy Tang prepares to serve.

Maroons Advance to Elite Eight

The Elite Eight welcomes the No. 9 women’s tennis team for the 6th time in school history, as the squad won their NCAA Regional tournament this past weekend. They head to Kalamazoo this weekend to take on No. 2 Williams.

050616 SPORTS Softball (Courtesy of University of Chicago Athletics)

Softball Slips in Tournament Opener

Although the softball team was able to take down Wheaton earlier this season, they suffered a 7–1 loss to the Thunder in the first game of Regional play. The squad is still in contention, however, as they have three more games this weekend to make their case for moving on in the NCAA Tournament.

051316 SPORTS Weisbecker (Courtesy of University of Chicago Athletics)

Senior Spotlight: Brian Weisbecker

Fourth-year swimmer Brian Weisbecker does it all: he is an Economics major and UAA All-Academic member, places in the top 10 in the school records for two events, and is President of the Order of the C.

South Siders to Honor Fourth-Years in Final Home Game

By the end of this week, the softball team would have played eight games in seven days if not for the postponement of its double-header against Lawrence on Sunday. It swept Carthage on Monday by a total of 12 points, and faces Wheaton and Elmhurst twice on Friday and Saturday, respectively.

Team Takes Fourth in UAA After 1–2 Weekend

In the loaded UAA Championship tournament, the No. 5 men’s tennis team fell to No. 8 Carnegie Mellon in the third-place match. It easily dispatched Rochester in the first round but lost to No. 7 Wash U the day before it played Carnegie.

042216 SPORTS Women's Track & Field (Courtesy of University of Chicago Athletics)

Women’s Squad Looks to Defend UAA Crown

The UAA Championship is one of the few meets that the women’s track team is lacking this year and they plan on changing that this weekend. The squad heads to Wash U for two days of track-filled excitement.

Second-year Ade Ayoola competes in a track meet on February 6, 2016.

Warm Weather Spurs Encouraging Results

The UChicago Men’s and Women’s track teams both performed in the Wheaton Twilight meet. The men finished fifth while the women finished second, promising signs as both prepare the conference championship next weekend.

Fourth-year Nkemdilim Nwaokolo participates in UChicago's Windy City Rumble earlier this season.

Chicago Takes First at Chicagoland Championships

The women’s track and field team continued its dominant performance from indoor season at the first outdoor meet of the year. It completed the sweep of the Chicagoland Championships as it won both the indoor and outdoor versions of the event this year.

South Siders Sweep Trio of Weekend Games

The baseball team has come out strong in April, winning four of their last five including a three-game win streak that began this past weekend against Robert Morris-Peoria and Lawrence. They will look to continue their hot streak this Tuesday against Lewis.