Fall sports teams all advance
to Division III championships
For the second consecutive year, all five of Emory's fall sports were
represented at their respective NCAA Division III national championships.
The strong showing across the board boosts the Eagles' chances of retaining
their standing in the Top 10 for the Sears Directors' Cup, presented to
the school with the best all-around athletics program.
The best showing belonged to the women's cross country team which finished
seventh, easily bettering their previous 13th place best. The Eagles were
paced by senior Vista Beasley, who was third among 184 runners-the best
finish ever by an Emory runner-to become the second All-American in school
history. Beasley jumped 114 places in the standings from her finish at last
year's NCAA national championships. Behind her were the other two Emory
seniors, Kim Lupo in 39th place, up from 151st in 1996, and Franziska Janes
in 81st, up from 119th.
The men's cross country team was represented by sophomore Jeff Calabrese
who qualified individually for the second consecutive year. This time he
finished 118th, up from 124th last year.
From wire to wire, the Emory volleyball team was nationally ranked in
the Top 15 all season, a first in school history. The Eagles tied the school
record with 33 wins (against nine losses) and advanced to the round of 16
in the NCAA national tournament for the second consecutive year. In another
first, three Eagles-senior Alicia Moore and sophomores Jennifer Naeger and
Amy Shapiro-were voted to the 12-player all-region team.
Both Emory soccer teams were selected for the NCAA tournament despite
graduating more than half of their starters from the previous season. Ironically,
both were eliminated in their first tournament match by Mary Washington
(Va.). The men's team finished 12-6-0, while the women ended at 11-8-1.
Junior Ahmed Mohyeldin led the men in scoring with 36 points, the 10th highest
season total in school history. Sophomore Anna Hemphill and freshman Caroline
Hoit were the top two women's scorers with 28 and 24 points, respectively.
In this year's Sears Directors' Cup fall standings, Emory was 18th in
the nation among approximately 350 NCAA Division III schools. The Eagles
were fourth last year and seventh the previous year.
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