NCAA Tournament Details Announced

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The brackets for NCAA tournament play have been announced. As you probably know, three of our fall sports teams won the NCAC championship, and therefore will be moving on to the NCAA tournaments. Field Hockey’s bracket was released yesterday, and Men’s and Women’s Soccer went up a few hours ago. Here’s a bit of information on the end of their NCAC seasons, and what’s in store for these three teams. Continue reading

Haley Townsend ’16 nominated for Elite 89 Favorite, needs your vote!

Haley Townsend '16 in the water during a meet. (via the North Coast Athletic Conference)

Haley Townsend ’16 in the water during a meet. (via the North Coast Athletic Conference)

Haley Townsend ’16 was honored at this years NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships with the Elite 89 Award, recognizing outstanding talent in both academics and athletics. The Elite 89 Award is given to the student with the highest cumulative GPA at each NCAA finals site. Haley swam in six events at this year’s Championships. An International Studies major with a 4.0, Haley now faces a round of online voting, where she’s competing against the 88 other recipients of the Elite 89 Award for the Elite 89 favorite. You can vote for her here. Vote early! Round one ends on July 13th at 5 pm. After that the pool will be cut down to 30 semifinalists.

7/14 Update: Haley made it to the semi-finals! Keep voting, Kenyon!

The Monday Catchup

(Image via NBC)

(Image via NBC)

Good morning! Here’s what you missed over the weekend:

The Lead Story: Well, it’s official. After holding a referendum vote over the weekend Crimea has decided to rejoin Russia after becoming part of Ukraine when the Soviet Union collapsed. President Obama called President Putin over the weekend to promise more “costs” (i.e. sanctions), but Russia shows few signs of backing down. With Russian troops stacked along the border of eastern Ukraine, many fear that a mainland invasion is next.

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Breaking: Men’s Swimming Wins Nationals

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The Lords won the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III Swimming and Diving Championships, beating Denison University 499.5 – 428. The Ladies held on for second place with 483 points, behind Emory University’s 619 points and ahead of the Big Red’s third-place 363 points. Congrats to both teams and party on with that purple pride.