division iii

In just second year, women’s golf stands out as Division III powerhouse

Several souvenirs line the windowsill of Sean Curtis’ office on the fourth floor of the Athletic Complex. They seem to blend into the clutter of it all, but there is one plaque in particular that Curtis, head coach of the Washington University women’s golf team, doesn’t hesitate to show off. “Still have it,” he says, bringing the trophy over to his desk.

| Sports Reporter

Third time’s the charm: women’s basketball beats No. 4 Hope to return national title to WU

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — After a third appearance in the championship game in four years, Jaimie McFarlin and the veteran Washington University women’s basketball team would not be denied. “Even when I was shooting those last free throws, I was thinking [that] it’s still not over,” McFarlin said. “I just couldn’t believe it until the confetti started falling, and it was real confetti, not the confetti in my dreams.

| Student Life Editors

In defense of D-III

This letter is in response to Andrew Gottlieb’s column “Why Washington University should consider starting a Division I basketball program” appearing in Monday’s edition of Student Life. Gottlieb’s article, though apparently well intentioned, was unfortunately fraught with many inaccuracies and misconceptions regarding the state of the athletic programs at Wash. U.

Tricia Brandt, Miki Carter & Brianne Monahan

University athletics should inspire our attention

Given the volleyball team’s recent victory over the No. 1 ranked team in the country, the men’s soccer team’s recently-ended undefeated streak, and attempts by students and the administration at fostering a tailgate atmosphere before football games, we feel it pertinent to comment on the state of athletics on this campus.

STL named ‘NCAA Championship City’

The NCAA announced that St. Louis, an NCAA Championship City, will host the 2010 and 2011 Division III Women’s Volleyball National Championships.

| Sports Editor

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