“WashU really outperformed expectations,” Andrew Shiman, club president and B-Team first board, said. “A-Team was 16th, and the field had a lot of Grandmasters and International Masters, so we did a lot better than our rating suggested.”
The Washington University women’s soccer team took care of business last weekend when it clinched the University Athletic Association Title. But the Bears’ regular season still has one game left on the schedule: a battle at the University of Chicago on Saturday.
On Monday afternoon, about 20 members of the Washington University women’s basketball team, several varsity coaches and various athletic department personnel squeezed into the Danforth University Center Fun Room to watch the Division III women’s basketball tournament selection show.
On Saturday evening, I went to a “Settlers of Catan” tournament that was hosted by the Association of Dual Degree Engineers. I was eager to relive some of my memories playing Catan last summer with my high school friends.
First it was No. 5 Christopher Newport University, falling in a surprise five-setter on Saturday afternoon, and then a nighttime flurry, as No. 4 Calvin College and No. 2 Emory University lost in quick succession.
Even if the official celebration was last week, Saturday might as well have been the Washington University men’s basketball team’s Senior Day. Seniors Rob Burnett and Ben Hoener carried the No. 17 Bears to a 70-61 victory over Spalding University in the first round of the NCAA Division III national championship tournament. The win advances Wash. U.
Key players Alan Aboona, No. 10, junior guard, First Team all-conference Point guard Aboona has taken arguably the largest leap of any Bears’ player over the past year, transforming from a solid complementary player into a poised team leader. Aboona’s confidence is evident through his daring passes and catch-and-shoot three-pointers launched without hesitation.
With a 10-1 record and top-five ranking to its name, the Washington University men’s basketball team was riding high into Illinois on Jan. 5 for its University Athletic Association opener against the University of Chicago. But the Bears endured a humbling defeat, scoring a season-low 60 points and losing by eight.
After two recent disappointing defeats, the No. 22 Washington University women’s basketball team needed another win. On Senior Day, the team’s regular season finale, it got just that as it beat the University of Chicago in a 65-48 wire-to-wire victory.
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