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Senior Zach Feinstein doesn’t fit the image of a professional NBA player, but he’s officially part of the 2008 National Basketball Association draft.
The 5-foot-8-inch, 130 pound, applied mathematics and systems engineering major wasn’t part of the 2008 Division III men’s basketball national championship team. Feinstein hasn’t even played organized basketball since third grade.
The post season appearance of Washington University’s softball came to a screeching halt as DePauw University and Coe College shut them out.
The Red and Green (25-15) came into the NCAA Tournament after edging No.1 DePauw 1-0 in its regular season finale.
This school year started with students protesting the Student Technology Fee rate hike. As the year progressed, tensions cooled as Student Technology Services backed off and wireless Internet gradually became accessible around campus.
October brought racism and other forms of discrimination to the forefront of campus as a student’s car was vandalized with a slur.
Junior Lindsay Cavarra celebrated her 21st birthday in style, hitting an RBI double that ended number one DePauw University’s 37 game winning streak.
The catcher was the only Bear to have RBIs against DePauw as her fourth inning double to right field scored sophomore Ally Berenter.
“Getting back in the groove” was freshman Claire Voris’ response to the past four games after a 15-day layoff.
When the team last saw action on April 9, Washington University churned out 13 unanswered runs against Westminster College.
It was a different team two weeks later.
Washington University’s women’s tennis placed third at the UAA Championships, bouncing back from a 2-1 deficit in doubles play to defeat the University of Chicago 6-3.
The Bears entered singles play after winning only one doubles match against New York University in their opening match.
The Lady Bears took the track by storm to take the UAA Outdoor Championship title, while the men’s team took fourth.
“It was so great because Chicago beat us in indoor [UAA conference championships],” junior Alli Alberts said. “We hadn’t lost conference in such a long time. It felt great beating Chicago on their home turf.”
The banner bearing “Washington University, 2008 Division III Men’s Basketball National Championship team” fluttered down to join 13 other banners.
The men’s basketball banner is the first to represent a men’s national championship.
“[Being the] first male sport [to have a banner] makes me so proud,” senior Danny O’Boyle said.
The men’s basketball team will unveil their national championship banner today at 7 p.m. in the Field House. The team stunned Amherst with a 90-68 rout on March 22 to win the title. The Bears will show a highlight reel, sign autographs and give out free championship T-shirts, pizza, posters and more.