Members of Washington University’s athletic community are taking part in Division III week this week, with the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) promoting events highlighting Wash. U. student-athletes.
The Washington University volleyball team ended their season by squandering a 14-10 fifth set lead against No. 2 Calvin.
Once again Wash. U. volleyball’s season is on the line against Calvin College. The key may lie in getting Malek, Ufondo and King clean looks.
It was vintage Bears this weekend as the Wash. U. volleyball team toped Emory with a little help from Teri Clemens.
Just like many other Wash. U. students, the Bears traveled to Chicago, Ill. over fall break. Instead of taking pictures of the Chicago Bean, however, the volleyball team matched up with four UAA rivals, including two heavyweight bouts with ranked opposition.
While most Washington University students are taking a quick recess home, catching up on Netflix or sleeping off midterms, the Red and Green sports teams will continue to push towards the playoffs during fall break.
Men’s soccer took on a conference foe, the golf team traveled to Ohio and while fall WILD was taking place in Brookings, swimming and diving and volleyball both hosted competitions.
On the one hand, the Bears picked up two wins against conference rivals. On the other, Wash. U. fell short in their biggest match of the weekend against tenth-ranked Carnegie Mellon University.
Coming off a 3-0 win against Heidelberg University in the second match of a Friday evening doubleheader, the Washington University volleyball team was unable to break down a tough No. 3 Wittenberg University.
Because Washington University has historically had one of the most successful athletic programs in Division III, it is generally not difficult for the Bears to schedule top opposition. It is not often, however, that three separate Wash. U. teams face highly ranked competitors on the same weekend this early in season.