Winning 18 of its first 22 games, Emory achieved its highest-ever national
ranking, No. 2, in late March. The Eagles also received a first-place
vote in the NCAA Division III poll conducted by the American Baseball
Coaches Association. Emory won the University Athletic Association (UAA)
title outright (also a first) with a 6-1 record during the conference
championships, March 1014.
Emory is ranked 21st out of 186 Div. III teams in the GolfStat rankings
and is aiming for its seventh consecutive conference title in late April.
Junior Brandon Davis was twice honored as conference Athlete of the Week
in March. His 75.9-stroke average is nearly two shots better than his
previous career best.
In only its third season of varsity competition, Emory captured its first
conference title with a 7-1 record during the UAA championships March
1114 in Orlando, Fla. The Eagles 27-10 record is the best
in the teams (brief) history.
Emory entered the spring ranked fifth in the country, having done everything
possible to justify the lofty ranking. The Eagles boasted a 9-3 overall
record, including 6-1 against Top 20 competition. Emory advanced to the
finals of a national indoor tournament in Washington that brought together
top teams from each region. Senior Brett Kaplan was ranked No. 2 in the
nation among singles players.
Emory won the Fab Four Classic in San Antonio, Texas by beating the Nos.
5, 3 and 1 teams in the country. The seventh-ranked Eagles completed the
weekend sweep with a 7-2 decision against top-ranked and defending national
champion Trinity College (Texas). It was the third time since 1996 that
Emory has toppled the nations No. 1 team.
Track & Field (Women)
The 8th-ranked Eagles opened the outdoor season with a pair of home meets.
Junior Sarah Byrd turned in a second-place finish in the 3,000-meter run
during the Emory Div. III Invitational. Her time of 10:27.89 is the 12th-fastest
in school history.
Track & Field (Men)
Like the women, No. 9 Emory opened its season with two meets at home.
Senior Ben Kim broke the school record in the hammer throw to win the
event during the Emory Div. III Invitational. His toss of 47.76 meters
broke the six-year-old school record by more than a third of a meter and
improved on his personal best by nearly 1.22 meters.
recaps are available online at www.emory.edu/SPORTS.