Even though second-year Deepak Sabada lost his first-round match at the NCAA Men’s Individual Championships, the Maroons will benefit in the long run.
Sizek finishes fourth in the 10,000m and will be joined by Young in the 5,000m on Saturday.
Tang and Sdvizkhov end their seasons in the first round of NCAA Individual Championships.
The pressure is on for the 14 Maroons that qualified for the upcoming D-III Nationals. After a six-month-long season, everything comes down to this final meet for these select athletes, and the Maroons are hoping for their best finish ever.
Fourth-years Billy Whitmore and Julia Sizek claimed all-American honors for the second time this year by finishing seventh and eighth, respectively, in the 5,000m run at the NCAA National Championship.
After qualifying for the NCAA DIII Championships as a team, Chicago placed 15th out of 32 teams this weekend at the competition in Terre Haute, IN.
After a full year of training, Whitmore’s 11th–place finish at the NCAA DIII National Championships in Terre Haute, IN capped not only the season for the Maroons, but his own four-year career.
Changes to the postseason selection process by the NCAA left the baseball team on the outside looking in.
After entering the competition ranked eighth in the 10,000-meter, Sizek was left disappointed by her performance. Next, Kayla McDonald will take to the track in the 800-meter.
At the NCAA Championships, Billy Whitmore finished 12th out of a field of 22 in the 10,000-meter in a time of 31:25.21.
For the first time in school history, the Maroons reached the National final, taking second place.
The South Siders’ exclusion from this year’s national tournament demonstrates the fallible nature of the NCAA’s current postseason selection process.
Chicago looks to extend its national tournament run with a win over Johns Hopkins in the quarterfinal in Cary, NC.
Bids to the NCAA DIII tournament were announced Sunday night, and the South Siders were not awarded entrance to the playoffs.
The Maroons couldn’t keep up with Trine, dropping a 6–1 decision. After securing their second win of the postseason against Denison, the breaks went the other way against host Alma.
The Maroons cruised into their fourth consecutive NCAA DIII National Tournament quarterfinal appearance with wins over Carleton and UW–Whitewater.
Chicago, the nation’s second seed and the top seed in their region, will have a bye in the first round and will play the winner of the No. 30 Carleton/Grinnell match at 2 p.m. on Saturday.
Chicago got all the runs they needed against John Carroll on a second-inning Vicky Tomaka three-run blast, en route to a 3–2 win.
The Maroons (24–9) were one of 20 teams nationally to receive an at-large bid to the 61-team tournament, and have earned the fourth of eight seeds in their region.
With a razor’s edge victory over close contenders UW-Eau Claire, the Maroons are again in the running for a national title.
To print out the D-III women’s bracket, visit http://www.ncaa.com/content/2012-diii-womens-basketball-championship.
The women’s cross country team, and third-year men’s runner Bill Whitmore will compete for the NCAA D-III National Championship this weekend.
The Maroons completed their most successful season in school history in the NCAA tournament this past weekend.
Chicago teams vie for automatic, at-large, and “independent” NCAA bids
Some context for Claire Ray’s performance at nationals last week: Had the third-year been a team unto herself, she would have finished 28th overall, tied with St. Thomas and Montclair State. She would have finished comfortably ahead of every UAA school, save for Wash U. And setting aside Wash U again, Ray would have had as many All-American finishes as the rest of the UAA combined.
Two track and field athletes capped their seasons by earning All-American honors at last weekend’s National Championship meet.
Will Zhang’s time at the NCAAs might have ended on a down note, but at least he hung around long enough to be counted among the top few players in the country.
When first-year Kendra Higgins stepped up to the baseline for her final serve of the season in Sunday’s NCAA Doubles Championship Finals, she couldn’t help but feel nervous.
First-year Kendra Higgins and second-year Chrissy Hu were unseeded when they entered this year’s NCAA D-III Women’s Tennis Doubles Championships, but after Sunday afternoon’s final, the pair has emerged as National Champions.
For the first time in the program’s history, women’s tennis will send three of its members—first-years Kendra Higgins and Jennifer Kung and second-year Chrissy Hu—to compete in the NCAA Individual Championships in Lawrenceville, GA, this weekend.
For a few select members of women’s track and field, the season ends this weekend in the best possible way: a trip to Nationals.
Dear Will Zhang,
When I heard that you were selected as one of the top eight singles players from the central region to compete at Nationals in Claremont, CA, there was only one thing on my mind: Don’t cramp.
The math of the Final Four can be unforgiving.
It’s a single elimination round of four, featuring the best teams in the nation, and, at the end of the week, one team must go home on a two-game losing streak. This week, that team was Chicago.
The magic ran out in the NCAA semifinals Wednesday afternoon, as Chicago was simply unable to finish off a talented top-ranked Amherst squad that came back from an early deficit to top the Maroons 5–4.
After sweeping DePauw out of the third round last weekend, women’s tennis knew a couple things for sure.
First, the season would continue at least another week and a half, until today’s quarterfinal round.
Second, they had a lot more work to do.
For women’s tennis, the best season in program history just keeps on rolling, but things might get bumpy soon.