In a year that has included milestone victories, individual national championships and multiple playoff appearances, Washington University has had a memorable 2014 sports season. Take a look at our list of the best Wash. U. sports moments of this past year.
As conference season approaches, both the Washington University men’s and women’s basketball teams hope to remain unbeaten as they finish their nonconference schedules over the next month. The No. 3 men are undefeated with a sparkling 9-0 record, and the No. 5 women have blown teams out both at home and on the road to reach a perfect 7-0 mark.
For the third consecutive year, both the Washington University men’s and women’s swimming teams took first place in the Wheaton Invitational on Friday and Saturday in Wheaton, Ill.
Entering its weekend matchup against Loras College, the Washington University women’s basketball team had dominated its opponents, winning all of their five games by 23 or more points. Saturday’s afternoon contest proved no different as the No. 5 Bears easily handled the Duhawks in a 78-51 rout at the Field House.
Trinity (0-7 record) mounted a furious comeback that fell just short after a jumper from Wash. U. junior guard Luke Silverman-Lloyd broke a 75-75 tie with 31 seconds left, giving the Bears (8-0) a 79-77 win on Saturday at the Field House.
On the strength of its top-four national championship finishes in both men’s and women’s cross-country, Washington University topped the first set of Division III Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup Standings.
Although no Washington University varsity team took home a national championship this fall, the men’s club water polo team can lay claim to a championship of its own, even if an anomaly meant that the Bears weren’t the only winner of the tournament.
The No. 9 Bears (4-0) held on for a 73-69 win against No. 18 Wheaton to clinch the Lee Pfund Classic title on Saturday after defeating University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, 72-61, on Friday in Wheaton, Ill.
In its first home games of the season, the Washington University women’s basketball team used a stifling defense to spark its offense as it nabbed two blowout victories this weekend.
In a field of talented runners and teams with national championship aspirations, Washington University was the only school to place both its men’s and women’s teams on the podium.