Winter Sports in Review

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Men’s Swimming:

Upcoming meets: NCAC champs at Denison University on Feb. 14-17

Highlights: With a 5-3 record on the season in scored meets, the DePauw men’s swimming and diving team is looking towards the North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) swimming and diving championships in mid February. The second half of their season started strong with a 205-68 win over Wittenberg University. Senior Eric Addy had first place finishes in the one-meter and three-meter diving board competition. In the team’s next meet against Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, senior Kurt Swieter took first in three events which helped lead the team to a 163-135 win. The team continued their win streak when they beat Franklin College and Calvin College in late January. At this point in the season, the team was ranked 18 in division three. In the final dual meet of the season, the team lost to the University of Chicago Maroons. Senior Sam McManus set two pool records in the 100-yard (55.24) and 200-yard (2:04.74) breaststroke. The team is currently ranked 18 according to the College Swim Coaches Association poll and will be competing again on Feb. 14 in the NCAC championships at Denison.

 

Women’s Swimming:

Upcoming meets: NCAC champs at Denison on Feb. 14-17

Highlights: The DePauw women’s swimming and diving team started their season off strong with top finishes. The team split their first meet of the new year, defeating Wittenberg 219-65, but losing to Indiana State University, 153-127. They came back and won their meet against Rose-Hulman 189-89. The team had many top finishes, as well as many swimmers collecting more than one first place finish. First-year Rachel Graves beat out her competition in the 1000-yard freestyle and 100-yard freestyle while first-year Ali Tallen won her 100-yard backstroke and 200-yard backstroke races. Veteran swimmers junior Mary Woods out-touched her competitors in the 100-yard and 200-yard breaststroke. The team moved to 5-4 on the season after competing against Olivet Nazarene University and Hillsdale. Sophomores Allison Lund and Olivia Neff both collected first place finishes in the 50-yard backstroke and 50-yard freestyle, respectively. The women lost to both Franklin and Calvin in late January. Woods collected the team’s only win in the 200-yard butterfly. The team wrapped up their final dual meet of the season with a loss against the University of Chicago. First-year diver Katherine Douglas continued her consistent high performance with the team’s only win in the one-meter diving. Douglas consistently collected points for the team with top finishes in the one and three-meter diving competitions. The team will compete next at the NCAC championships on Feb. 14 at Denison.

 

Men’s Basketball:

Remaining Games: Denison (Home, Feb. 7), Kenyon College (away, Feb. 10), Wabash College (away, Feb. 14), Oberlin College (home, Feb. 17)

NCAC Ranking: 7th overall; 9-12 overall record; 5-9 conference record

Highlights: The men are currently on a two-game win streak as they head into the final four games of the season. In the first game of January, against Boyce College, the men scored a season-high 103 points. First-year Josh Hall contributed with a career-high 19 points and eight rebounds. The win against the Bulldogs started a four-game win streak as the team collected wins against Kenyon, Denison and Oberlin. The men lost to Wabash in the last 23 seconds of the game from a layup by Colten Garland of the Little Giants. The men have another chance to beat the Little Giants when they play them again on Feb. 14. The Tigers ended January losing the next three games of the season. Most of the team’s losses have been within five or ten points. With two wins against Allegheny College and Hiram College to start February, the men look to continue the winning trend in the last four games strong.

 

Women’s Basketball:

Remaining Games: Denison (Home; Feb. 7), Kenyon (Away; Feb. 10), Oberlin (Home; Feb. 17)

NCAC ranking: 7th in DIII rankings; 13-0 in conference; 21-1 overall; sits at top of conference boards

Highlights: The women’s basketball team remains perfect in conference play and still only has one loss of the season. The team is placed seventh in the NCAA Division III rankings. The team traveled to Florida and collected two wins in the D3 St. Pete Classic Tournament. They moved to 12-1 on the season with wins against University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point and John Carroll University in the Amy Hasbrook Memorial Classic. The win streak continued as the Tigers moved into January. The women defeated Ohio Wesleyan University and shot for a season high of 57 percent. Veteran players led the way with top performances coming from Sophomore Sydney Kopp with 22 points, senior Emily Budde with 16 points and senior Kylie Morris with 15. In their most recent game with Allegheny, the team scored a season high of 90 points. The team looks to continue their winning streak as they finish out the regular season against top conference competitors.