With three-point field goals in 32 consecutive games stretched over
two seasons, sophomore Robert Spivey has broken the old mark of
30 games set by Kevin Felner in the 199192 season. Spivey,
a sophomore, has connected for a trey in every game of his career
except one. In the spring semester, the teams best player
in the early going is junior forward Karel Gless, who recorded two
double-doubles in a four-game span.
Emory picked up its first conference win of the season against Carnegie
Mellon (Pa.) Jan. 20 with perhaps its best overall performance.
The Eagles shot 50 percent from the field in the first half and
a sizzling 71 percent (12 of 17) in the second (a school record
for a half) to finish at 59 percent, third-best in Emory history
for a game. Defensively, Emory yielded a season-low 48 points and
limited the opposition to 28 percent shooting.
Swimming & Diving
Emory is looking for its fourth consecutive conference title when
it hosts the University Athletic Association (UAA) championships,
Feb. 1416. One of the Eagles strengths is the butterfly,
in which Emory boasts three of the nations best: Seniors Tom
Shane and Sebastian Popa and freshman Andrew Schapiro have recorded
the second-, third- and fifth-fastest times, respectively, among
NCAA Div. III swimmers this year in the 200-yard butterfly. All
three also place in the top 12 in the 100-yard event. Shane is a
seven-time All-American with a best finish of fourth in the 200
fly at the 2000 Div. III national championships. Popa, a three-time
All-American, was third in the 200 fly at last years national
Swimming & Diving
Just like the men, Emorys women are looking for their fourth
consecutive conference title (10th all-time) when they host the
UAA championships Feb. 1416. The Eagles have made a point
in recent years to boost their performances in the freestyle events,
and those efforts are beginning to pay off. Freshman Hillary Lane
has the second-fastest time in the nation this season in Div. III
for the 50-yard freestyle, while senior Liz Beeler is fifth in the
same event. Both are listed among the top 25 times in the 100-yard
freestyle. In the 200 freestyle, Emory boasts three swimmers who
rank in the nations top 20: freshmen Leigh Campbell (11th)
and Dana Inserra (15th) and sophomore Donley Zifkin (16th).
Both Emory soccer teams have been honored with Team Academic Awards
by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). In
addition, two soccer players (senior goalie Andrea Pawliczek and
junior forward Annie Schenck) were selected to the Scholar-Athlete
All-America womens team and one (senior defender Mark Cooke)
was named to the Scholar-Athlete All-Region mens team.
Emory was one of 12 Div. III schools (and one of 36 at all levels)
to have both soccer teams recognized. This is the fifth consecutive
year both Emory teams have received the Team Academic Award, presented
to teams with cumulative grade point averages of 3.0 or higher (on
a 4.0 scale) for the past school year.
sports updates are available on the web at www.go.emory.edu.