Eight women from the outdoor track and field squad went to the NCAA Championship, where they garnered two All-American finishes. The men were represented by fourth-year Michael Bennett who finished 14th in the pole vault.
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.
The Maroons sent eight women and one man to NCAA National Championships this year. While none of the competitors have yet earned, each has impressed with his or her performance.
Both the men’s and women’s tennis teams made the NCAA National Championships this year, ending their terrific seasons with respectable postseason showings.
For the year in review, the Maroon takes a look back at the best and brightest in UChicago sports.
Fourth-year pole vaulter Michael Bennett will travel Waverly, Iowa this weekend to compete for a national championship.
After five top ten finishes at the Gregory Invite last week, the women’s track and field squad heads to the NCAA Championship this Thursday. They are sending eight representatives in six events.
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.
The No. 8 men’s tennis team returns to the Elite Eight after going undefeated in Regional play. The South Siders face defending champ No. 2 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps this weekend.
After reaching the NCAA Regional final, the softball team ended their season against Trine. The squad finished with the second most wins in a season at 27–10.
The men’s baseball team wrapped up their season this weekend against WashU. Although they put up a fight, the squad fell to the Bears in all three match-ups.
With the Penguins thrilling dispatch of the Capitals, the Eastern Conference Final is set while the fate of the West still hangs in the balance.
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.
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.
Both the No. 8 men’s and no. 9 women’s tennis teams earned at-large bids to the NCAA Tournament. The men host their side of Regionals at Stagg Field this weekend, while the women head to UW-Whitewater.
The baseball team churned out a successful weekend by taking down Edgewood twice and splitting with St. Norbert. The squad’s point differential of 23 was the best it has been in any given week this season.
After taking a hiatus from the NCAA Tournament last year, the softball team is back and ready to take down Wheaton in the first round of regionals.
Despite dropping a game against Illinois-Wesleyan, the Maroons managed two wins in their last homestand
The South Siders are in the midst of a grueling 6-game week but have their eyes set on the finish line.
The Maroons did not give up a single run this past Friday in a doubleheader against Wheaton.
The Maroons cruised into the Valparaiso Crusader Open with a bunch of momentum, and marched out with a strong showing.
Both the men’s and women’s track and field squads head to Valparaiso this weekend for the Crusader Open. The teams look to improve on their somewhat subpar performances in the UAA Championship and take down some DI teams.
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.
In a game that only went eight innings, the baseball team fell to North Park by just four points. It looks to bounce back against Robert Morris (Springfield) in a home double header this Sunday.
The No. 16 women’s tennis team headed down to Florida this weekend to take third place in a stacked UAA tournament. It defeated No. 20 Case Western on Friday, and fell to No. 1 Emory the next day, but bounced back to upset No. 9 Carnegie Mellon on Sunday.
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.
Although the third-place finish wasn’t what the women’s track and field squad hoped for at the UAA Championship, it still managed to churn out ten all-UAA performances.
The men’s track and field squad was able to snatch two wins at the UAA Championship this weekend. It finished fifth in the conference and grabbed four all-conference honors.
Although the baseball team put up 12 runs to defeat Rockford in the first half of the double header, it couldn’t sustain the offensive intensity and dropped the second game by ten. The squad takes on North Park at home on Wednesday.
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The No. 5 men’s tennis team has already begun their UAA Championship campaign, taking down Rochester 9–0 on Thursday. They face No. 13 WashU on Friday.
Revenge is on the mind of the No. 15 women’s tennis team, as they face No. 20 Case Western in the first round of the UAA Championship this weekend. They lost to Case this past weekend by 5–4.
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.
After an extra-inning win for the baseball team this Tuesday, they look to garner another four wins against Beloit and Rockford on Saturday and Sunday.
Playing doubleheaders against both North Park and North Central, UChicago Softball took three games out of four, improving to 16-5 on the season.
The Maroons baseball team played three games against the WashU Bears over the weekend, going 1-2 overall while dropping a nailbiter in 15 innings.
The UChicago Men’s Tennis Team faced No. 18 ranked Gustavus Adolphus over the weekend, winning in decisive fashion by taking seven matches out of nine.
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.
In the last match before the UAA Championship in Alamonte Springs, FL, the men’s tennis team will take on No. 19 Gustavus Adolphus. This marks the end of the regular season for the Maroons.
The women’s track and field squad heads to Wheaton for their annual Twilight Meet this weekend, where they will look to start a win streak in this outdoor season.
After 11 innings, the baseball team was able to take down Lewis this past Tuesday, adding to their four-game win streak. They put the streak on the line against Wash U this weekend, playing three games against the Bears in two days.
The softball team has embarked on a 12-game home stand, and they will have completed half of it by the end of this weekend. The squad faces two double-headers against two CCIW teams: North Park and North Central (IL).
Following a disappointing loss to No. 6 Case Western, the No. 5 men’s tennis squad was able to bounce back and earn a win on Senior Night against UAA rival No. 13 Wash U.
Despite executing an exciting upset of UAA rival, the No. 9 WashU Bears, on Saturday, the women’s tennis team was unable to sustain its momentum as it fell 5–4 to Case Western the following day.
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.
A fourth-place finish of 16 teams is nothing to sniff at, and the men’s track and field squad achieved just that at the Chicagoland Championships this past weekend.
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.
Coming off a winning weekend, the women’s tennis team squares off against two UAA opponents in the form of No. 9 Wash U and No. 22 Case Western.
In their first matches since coming back from spring break, the men’s tennis squad will look to take down a pair of UAA rivals: No. 6 Case Western and No. 13 Wash U.