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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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Champs at last: Paige Lawler stars as women’s cross-country wins second national title

The women defeated two-time defending champion Johns Hopkins by a single point to capture the second NCAA championship in program history. Junior Paige Lawler, graduate student Wayne, junior Sophie Watterson, senior Lisa Gorham and senior Molly Shepherd composed the group that brought the title back to Wash. U.

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Women’s cross-country wins national title

The Washington University women’s cross-country team captured the 2018 NCAA Division III Cross Country National Championship on Saturday. The Bears narrowly edged out two-time defending champion, Johns Hopkins University by a single point, 98-99 to win their second title in program history.

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The thrill of victory, the agony of defeat

The Washington University women’s soccer team rushed midfield on Friday afternoon after shocking the Division III soccer world with an upset, penalty-kick victory over the heavily favored Messiah College in the Final Four.

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Rube Goldberg club sophomores win national championship

Only one year after its pilot program, the Rube Goldberg Club attended and won the Rube Goldberg Machine Contest—the national championship of Rube Goldberg machine-building—last weekend. Student Life sat down with the club’s leaders, sophomores Amy Patterson and Grace Kuo, to hear about their experiences, struggles and accomplishments as a team.

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Women’s volleyball aims high for national title

After blowing a two-set lead against Carthage College in last year’s Division III tournament and thereby squandering a chance at an 11th national title, the Washington University women’s volleyball team was filled with a sense of regret at the missed opportunity. “I think it’s definitely something that’s still in our minds…

Club water polo captures national championship

The Washington University men’s club water polo team claimed its first Division III club national championship this past weekend. The Bears traveled to Hamilton College in upstate New York to participate in the tournament. “This year’s team has been very positive and focused,” captain Eric Potter, a senior, said.

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A winning tradition: Roller hockey

Over this past weekend I had the opportunity to set a record that kind of went unnoticed: I was the first player to win a national title as a goalie, then as coach of the same team and then play against that same team. On Friday January 29th, the Washington University roller hockey team played against eight time national champions St. Charles Community College.

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Volleyball reaches NCAA quarterfinal, will host final rounds of tournament

It’s been 14 years since the Washington University women’s volleyball team won back-to-back national championships. Coming home for the finals, the Bears have a chance to bring that streak to an end.

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Volleyball’s 2010 title defense: So far, so good

Despite losing players to graduation and injury, the volleyball team has picked up right where it left off last year, going undefeated at 14-0 so far and maintaining the top spot in the American Volleyball Coaches Association national poll. The Red and Green show no signs of slowing down any time soon.

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