The Washington University swimming and diving teams both finished in the top 10 at the NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving National Championships at the Indiana University Natatorium in Indianapolis, Ind.
Forty-nine years after playing in his last collegiate game, 37 years after coaching his first game for his alma mater and three years after the court was partially named after him, Mark Edwards announced his retirement as head coach of the Washington University men’s basketball team Wednesday afternoon.
Three top-seven teams ousted in the first round, three unranked teams in the final four and, Nebraska Wesleyan University, a team that hadn’t lost fewer than eight games since the 1990s winning it all.
Each spring, various Wash. U. teams travel thousands of miles, flying to preseason warm ups, tournaments against high-ranking opposition and even national championships.
With Wash. U. still in celebration mode, Marcus Myers collected, turned 90 degrees and knocked down an off-balance shot all in one motion to end Wash. U.’s season in shocking fashion.
Spring sports have begun in earnest, and this weekend was highlighted by women’s tennis traveling to Chattanooga, Tenn. for indoor nationals and baseball playing its first home games of the year.
After sneaking into the playoffs, the Bears topped Wheaton College in the first round. But a day later they could not overcome Hope’s timely runs.
Luckily for the Red and Green, this will not be the year a now-29-year run of tourney bids ends.
Wash. U. has not been past the first weekend of the NCAA tournament since the title run in 2009.
The Washington University men’s track and field team clinched its 16th UAA title at the conference indoor championships this weekend at Case Western Reserve University. The women, meanwhile, finished second to the University of Chicago.