ATLANTA BRAVES werent there. Neither were the
New York Yankees. But Emory University was at the World Seriesthe
NCAA Division III
World Series, that is. For the first time in school history,
the Emory baseball team advanced to the World Series by winning
the NCAA South regional championship,
one of eight regional contests leading to the spring classic.
finished seventh in double-elimination play, losing to the two
teams that advanced to the championship game (the University
of St. Thomas and eventual winner Montclair State University).
The Eagles also placed seventh in the final national rankings,
highest in school history.
Twardoski guided Emory to a 3316 record, tying
the school mark for wins in a season. Senior infielder
Ted Karniewicz of Weston, Florida, became the first
player in school history to be named an All-American for the
second time in his career.
baseball teams success was the tip of the iceberg for
Emorys varsity athletics program, which had three other
sports finish in the top ten in the nation this spring.
golf team finished tenth at this years NCAA championships
and placed eighth in the final national rankings. Emorys
golfers won the University Athletic Association (UAA) championship
for the sixth year in a row, the longest streak in conference
mens tennis team reached the NCAA quarterfinals, marking
its eleventh consecutive year in the top ten. The squad had
a 175 record, good for the fourth-best winning percentage
(.773) in school history.
womens tennis team also reached the quarter-finals
of the NCAA tournament. Their appearance
extended their string of consecutive NCAA
berths to sixteen, the longest active streak in the nation in
outdoor track and field, Emory sent two competitors to the NCAA
national championships. Junior Kendra
Robins of Virginia Beach, Virginia, finished fourth
in the womens javelin. Sophomore Sarah
Byrd of Weldon, North Carolina, placed seventeenth
in the womens fifteen-hundred-meter run.John