by Charles McGuire, sports information director
The team had another stellar season, earning the top-seed in the Centennial Conference (CC) playoffs—setting the school record with 15 wins in conference play—and making a second-straight appearance in the NCAA tournament. Adam Honig ’14 and Gerry Wixted ’15 each scored their 1,000th career point and were named first-team All- Conference for the second-straight season. Honig was named the CC Player of the Year, earning All-CC honors all four years. Tucker Landy ’14 also was named All-CC, leading the Red Devils to the conference title game and the NCAA tournament. The Devils reached the tournament’s Elite Eight for the first time in program history but fell to No. 6-ranked Illinois Wesleyan University, finishing the season with a school record of 24 wins.
The women’s basketball team endured some growing pains but gained valuable experience with a very young roster. Starting four first- years and a sophomore, the Red Devils proved to be competitive but struggled in the win column, finishing 5-19 overall. Mary Martin ’17 had a huge impact on the program and was named the CC Rookie of the Year. Martin led the team in scoring at 9.3 points per game, rebounding (6.7 rpg) and steals (47).
The men’s swimming team placed second at in the dual-meet standings and at the conference championships. Jason Adams ’14 turned in another great performance, earning his third Outstanding Performer of the Meet honor. He captured individual titles in the 50 freestyle, 100 butterfly and 100 backstroke, and also in the 400-medley relay, adding silver medals with the 200-medley and free- relay teams. Adams finished with four gold and two silver medals, setting three conference, school and championship meet records. Alex Bennett ’17 capped a brilliant rookie campaign, breaking school records in the 500-, 1,000- and 1,650-freestyle events. Brandon Gauthier ’14 broke the school mark in the 200 breaststroke en route to a confer- ence title. Bennett and Gauthier joined Chris Miles ’15 and Alan Karickhoff ’16 to set a school record in the 800 free relay as well.
The Red Devil women had a strong campaign, placing third in the dual-meet standings and fourth at the CC championship meet. Caitlin Klockner ’16 garnered a conference title in the 200 individual medley and set school records as the anchor of the 200- and 400-medley relays. Emily Houser ’17, Jacqulyn Teller ’17 and Tanita Leary ’17 joined Klockner to set school marks in both. Teller added a record in the 200 breaststroke, while Leary set the school mark in the 100 butterfly. Caroline Brennan ’16 erased school records in the 1,000- and 1,650-freestyle events.
The women’s team placed third at the CC championships. Sara Patterson ’14 had an outstanding championship meet, winning both the 3,000 and 5,000 meters. She was just off school-record pace in both, posting times of 9:56.62 and 17:19.87. Patterson also placed 15th in the 3,000 meters at the NCAA Indoor National Championships. Amanda Jimcosky ’17 made an immediate impact, winning the high jump with a school record of 1.62 meters (5’-3.75”). Rikka Olson ’17 and Sophie Moore ’17 added school records in the pole vault (3.45m, 11’-3.75”) and the pentathlon (2,640 points), respectively. Olivia Schumann ’15 broke the school mark in the 400 meters with a time of 59.32. She earned silver and bronze in the 400 and 200 meters at conferences as well.
The men’s team also placed third at the CC championships and broke four school records. Ryan Steinbock ’14 posted new marks in the mile (4:13.27) and the 3,000 meters (14:31.14), earning a pair of silver medals. Steinbock also shattered the school record in the 5,000 meters at the NCAA Indoor National Championships, earning him a silver medal and All-America honors. Aaron Pannell ’14 captured a pair of gold medals and a silver medal, winning the 60- and 200-meter events. He set school records in the 55 and 200 with times of 6.45 and 22.28, respectively.
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Published April 22, 2014