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Give WashU’s Division III sports a shot

For many incoming college students across the country, the image of the quintessential college experience includes some element of a sports game-day culture. If you ended up at WashU, that element most likely wasn’t a key component in your college decision.

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Women’s basketball head coach Randi Henderson leaves WashU to become Iowa assistant coach

Washington University women’s basketball head coach Randi Henderson is stepping down from her role with the Bears, the WashU Athletic Department announced on Wednesday, June 26. Henderson will become an assistant coach at the Division I University of Iowa

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No. 7 women’s tennis ends “special season” with highest ranking in program history

For the Washington University women’s tennis team, the 2024 season was one to remember. The team finished with a 19-5 record, logging their highest win total in the last decade. After missing out on the NCAA tournament as a team the last two seasons, they not only punched their ticket, but hosted and won a regional to earn a berth in the Elite Eight for just the sixth time in program history. 

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Round of 16 loss concludes disappointing outdoor season for No. 12 men’s tennis

When the NCAA announced that the final rounds of the Division III tennis championships were going to be held in St. Louis for the first time since 2007, it gave the Washington University men’s tennis team a special opportunity: competing for a national championship in Forest Park, just a short walk away from WashU’s Danforth campus. Unfortunately for the Bears, the men’s tennis team didn’t get that chance.

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National championship win completes No. 1 women’s track and field’s “slow climb” back to top of Division III

Entering the meet with high expectations as the nation’s top-ranked team, the squad delivered. From May 23-25, the team tallied 71 points, beating the runners-up University of Wisconsin – La Crosse by a remarkable 23.5 points to earn their second ever national championship. 

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WashU alum Ryan Loutos debuts for the St. Louis Cardinals

In 2021, WashU’s pitching ace turned down a software engineering job to play minor league baseball. Three years later, he’s beginning to reap the rewards of the decision to chase his dream.  

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Bear Breakdown: Women’s track and field wins seventh-straight conference title as six WashU teams compete for UAA championships

Women’s track and field took home their seventh straight conference crown, while the other teams all finished in the top four of the conference, with many setting themselves up well for the NCAA championships in the coming weeks.

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New men’s soccer head coach Andrew Bordelon looks to take program to “new heights”

For the first time in 27 years, the Washington University men’s soccer program has a new head coach. Months after Joe Clarke announced his retirement in late November after nearly three decades at the helm, WashU Athletics announced Andrew Bordelon as his successor and the seventh head coach in the program’s history in a statement on March 7. 

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Bear Breakdown: Recapping a busy spring break for WashU athletics

This week, a few winter sports seasons came to an end with national championships in indoor track and field, as well as basketball, while spring sports, including baseball, softball, tennis, and golf competed against elite opponents in spring break matchups.

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Men’s basketball ends tournament run with Sweet 16 loss

Unfortunately for WashU, their magic ran out on Friday, March 8, when the Bears faced off against the No. 13 Trine University Thunder in the third round of the tournament. The Thunder dominated the whole way, ending the Bears season with an 86-65 loss.

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