Led by first-team selections Chelsea Zang (Cincinnati, OH/Seton) and Abby Curnutte (Urbana, OH/Urbana) of Wittenberg, the NCAC had six student-athletes selected to the 2017 National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-Central Region Softball Team.
Recent Wittenberg women's golfer Macy Hubbard (Mason, OH/Mason) was named a recipient of the NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship for spring of the 2016-17 school year. The NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship is one of the most prestigious awards a college student-athlete can achieve.
After three seasons as assistant men's and women's tennis coach, Jamie Scott has been promoted to head women's tennis coach at Denison University. Longtime head coach and all-time wins leader, Peter Burling will continue in his role as the head men's tennis coach, a position he has held for 27 seasons.
The NCAA recently announced its NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship recipients for the winter sports season and six of the 58 athletes on the list hailed from an NCAC institution, including four from Kenyon College and two from Denison University.
Ohio Wesleyan University today announced the appointment of Douglas W. Zipp as the University's 12th athletics director since Branch Rickey held the position in 1909. Zipp will join Ohio Wesleyan August 15 to lead an NCAA Division III program that will be adding its 24th and 25th athletic sports in 2018 (women's rowing and men's wrestling).
Denison University Associate Vice President and Director of Athletics Nan Carney-DeBord has announced the hiring of Jason Badecki as the new head men's and women's golf coach and assistant professor in the department of Health, Exercise and Sport Studies. Badecki becomes the first full-time head golf coach in the history of both programs.
Wooster sophomore shortstop Michael Wielansky (St. Louis, MO/Ladue Horton Watkins) earned a prestigious American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA)/Rawlings Gold Glove Award, the coaches association announced on Wednesday, June 21st.
Following the completion of the 2016-17 NCAA Division III competition season, four North Coast Athletic Conference schools ranked in the top-65 of the Learfield Directors' Cup standings, led by Kenyon ranking 37th out of 325 eligible institutions with 415.00 total points. Schools must have competed in an NCAA Championship event during the academic year in order to compile points in the standings.
The Oberlin College Board of Trustees announced today that Carmen Twillie Ambar will become the College’s 15th president and first African American leader in the institution's 184-year history. Ambar, currently president of Cedar Crest College, will be on campus full time beginning in September.
Wooster senior first baseman Jamie Lackner (Westlake, OH/Westlake) and sophomore shortstop Michael Wielansky (St. Louis, MO/Ladue Horton Watkins) earned first-team All-America certificates from the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA), the organization announced on Thursday evening during the opening ceremonies of the NCAA Div. III College World Series. Earlier on Thursday, Lackner also earned a second-team All-America certificate from D3baseball.com.
The 2017 NCAA Division III Track & Field Championships concluded on Saturday (5/27) at SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio. Following the three days of competition, six NCAC student-athletes earned All-American awards, highlighted by a pair of third-place finishes.
The North Coast had 37 student-athletes recognized as 2017 All-Great Lakes Region Outdoor Track & Field performers by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association, it was announced on Monday, May 22nd.
Wooster sophomore shortstop Michael Wielansky (St. Louis, MO/Ladue Horton Watkins) was named the Position Player of the Year in the Mideast Region by the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) and Wooster senior first baseman Jamie Lackner (Westlake, OH/Westlake) was a first-team selection by both the ABCA and D3baseball.com to highlight the list of North Coast baseball players that garnered All-Region honors for the 2017 season.
The 2017 NCAC Baseball season came to a close over the weekend as both DePauw (33-13) and Wooster (36-10) were eliminated from the eight-team double-elimination NCAA Division III Mideast Regional, played at Ross Memorial Park on the campus of Washington & Jefferson College in Washington, Pennsylvania.
Denison senior midfielder Claire Ludlow (Saugatuck, MI/East Grand Rapids) was named to the 2017 Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) All-American Squad as a third-team selection. 2017 marks the second consecutive year that Ludlow has been named to the IWLCA’s All-American squad and she becomes the fifth player in program history to earn multiple All-American honors.
Powered by a ferocious fourth quarter comeback, No. 5 Denison had momentum on their side and No. 1 Salisbury on the ropes. With 31 seconds left, trailing 12-11, the Big Red had the ball with a chance to tie the game and force overtime with the Sea Gulls for the second-straight year.
Wittenberg combined to shoot five-under over the final two holes to post a final-round 293 and finish with a four-day total of 1,180 to capture the program’s first-ever NCAA Division III National Title at the Mission Inn Resort & Club in Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida. This marks the 67th NCAA team title in NCAC history and the first in men’s golf.
The North Coast Athletic Conference was well represented on the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) All-Region selections, released on May 12th. A total of 14 NCAC student-athletes were named to one of the two All-Great Lakes Region Teams.
The 2016-17 College of Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District Men's & Women's At-Large Teams were released on May 11th with 10 student-athletes from the NCAC being named to team in the seventh district.
For the third time in program history and the first time since 2001, Denison men's lacrosse has reached the semifinal round of the NCAA Division III Men's Lacrosse Tournament. The Big Red defeated Lynchburg College 18-9 clinching their spot in the national semifinals. That game will take place on Sunday (May 21) at Sea Gull Stadium in Salisbury, Maryland. The game time will be determined on Thursday. Salisbury advanced to the semifinals after a 17-5 win over Cabrini.