Along Middle Path

Levine and Smolak bring new perspectives to eating disorders

Do only women suffer from eating disorders, or are men affected too? Is race or social class a factor? What is the relationship of social and cultural factors to eating attitudes and behaviors? Does the media contribute to the incidence of eating disorders

These are just a few of the questions being explored by two Kenyon professors of psychology, Michael Levine and Linda M. Smolak, and their students.

Eating disorders are a hot topic these days, with feature stories appearing in weekly news magazines, pop-culture forums such as People magazine, and tabloids that speculate about television and film stars like the size-1 Calista Flockhart of the Fox television series "Ally McBeal."

Levine has been actively raising public awareness about the issue since the early 1980s when, with the College's physician, Tracy W. Schermer, he initiated the country's first Eating Disorders Awareness Week, a program that is now an international event. An intense man, with the listening skills of the clinical psychologist he is trained to be, his concern is for an audience immersed in a culture that seems to prize thinness above everything--a culture in which people, and mostly young women, actually wish for a mental illness (anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa) in order to be thin.

Levine brought his interest in eating disorders into the Kenyon classroom in 1989 when he and Smolak, a developmental psychologist who joined the College's faculty in 1980, decided to teach a seminar together on developmental psychopathology. The seminar course offered an opportunity for Smolak to blend her interest in human development with Levine's knowledge of abnormal psychology. "We were going to be talking about childhood disorders from those two perspectives," says Smolak, "and eating disorders were on the list of problems we would discuss."

As the course unfolded, Levine and Smolak developed some research ideas. "We thought we'd probably undertake one or two of them," Smolak recalls. The initial study, which turned out to be the first of many, was undertaken as a seniors honors project by Sarah Gralen Rous, a 1989 graduate of Kenyon who went on to graduate school at the University of North Carolina. The resulting paper, published in 1990 with Gralen Rous as the first author along with Levine, Smolak, and Associate Professor of Psychology Sarah K. Murnen, was a study of dieting and disordered eating during early and middle adolescence. A second paper by Gralen Rous, published in 1991, addressed the effects of timing of developmental events on eating problems in middle-school girls.

The particular intersection of developmental psychology and abnormal psychology turned out to be fortuitous. "This is a field where there is a great deal of theory and speculation about the role of developmental psychology in the production of eating disorders in adolescents and in young adulthood," says Levine. "But relatively few of the people working in the area, even today, are developmental psychologists. When we write about eating disorders or design research projects with that perspective it often turns out to be a significant contribution to the field."

The study of eating disorders has led Levine, Smolak, and Murnen down many adjacent pathways, most often hand-in-hand with their students. "If a student wants to go on to graduate school in the field of psychology, it is essential to have research experience, and publication is a big plus," says Smolak. "Those students who plan to further their education must begin to focus on their future plans early so they have ample time to produce something meaningful."

Whether a student is the initiator of a study or is a volunteer helping out in the data-collection process for someone else's study, the work presents opportunities to develop relationships with the supervising faculty members as they travel off campus to various research sites around the county. "That time in the car or on the plane results in conversation about the student and his or her interests," says Levine. "It gives the students a sense of psychology as it exists outside of books and the classroom, as well as a view of professors as people who made choices in their own lives."

Levine notes that he perceives that more and more of the College's faculty members are moving toward a workshop model of teaching, in which the class works on a project with research skills to be learned and a variety of tasks to be completed--such as interviews to be compiled and photographs to be taken--and all of it synthesized into something coherent. "The research we do with our students captures all those elements," he says, "and when they get to graduate school, as many of them do, they discover they are incredibly well prepared."

Both Levine and Smolak have found that their research, publications, and speaking engagements establish connections that students can build on both while they are at Kenyon and after graduation. Their outside activities, as well as their extensive community involvement, also inform their classroom teaching. "Research and writing are helpful in teaching," Smolak stresses. "While teaching about your research itself is not appropriate in this context, it does enliven your teaching and expand your networks."

From a teacher's perspective, Levine and Smolak feel fortunate to be in a situation where they can turn to many colleagues for information and support. "The work we do can be very narrow and focused on method and statistics, but it can also be very wide-ranging, encompassing such diverse areas as the history of fashion and art, feminist theory, and the psychobiology of starvation and hunger," says Levine. "Being at a liberal-arts college, we can explore and integrate, talk with colleagues in other fields, and even try out ideas in other classrooms." For example, if Levine or Smolak wants to know whether slenderness has always been a standard of human beauty, they can consult with colleagues in the art history and classics department.

"Linda and I are very fortunate," says Levine. "Our personal, professional, and political interests intersect. We are both interested in understanding not only a culture that is toxic for girls and boys but also in the implications for changing it."

When asked if that culture can be changed, Levine is definite. "It will change," he says. "Just look at attitudes toward smoking or women and athletics. I hold out the same hope for change in gender and weight-related health issues."

Kenyon unveils plans to replace Horn Gallery

After working for several months with NBBJ Architecture Design Planning in Columbus, Ohio, Kenyon's Horn Gallery Reconstruction Committee recently revealed plans for a new building, tentatively scheduled for completion sometime during the spring of 2000.

The committee, headed by Associate Dean of Students Cheryl L. Steele, welcomed community members to ground-breaking festivities for the structure in November.

The original Horn Gallery, a student-run operation that provided a venue for viewing art as well as for listening to bands and other activities, was closed in the fall of 1998 and demolished in the spring of 1999 because of structural problems that had rendered it unsafe for further use. The new structure, which will be located between Edelstein House (formerly known as Horn House) and Peirce Hall, is on the same site as the original Horn Gallery and the temporary trailer, dubbed the "Hornmobile" by students, which has served as its replacement for the past several months.

Some of the weathered beams and siding from the demolished structure, which was originally used as a barn on the Horn property, will be incorporated into the new building. "The organization of our design was inspired from an in-depth study of several barn types," says NBBJ designer A.J. Montero. "With the Horn Gallery, we tried to assume that traditional building techniques could be reinterpreted within a contemporary aesthetic that still adheres to the conceptual nature of a barn."

With more than thirty-five hundred square feet of space, the new two-story gallery will be far larger, and a far cry in amenities, from its predecessor, which had no heating or cooling system--and no plumbing. The floor plans include an entryway with coat racks, gallery space, a music rehearsal space, a performance space, and a small kitchen. The exterior of the building, to be made of natural cedar that will weather over time, will allow for movies to be shown on its side.

"In designing the new structure, we tried very hard to keep the aesthetic surroundings of the building in mind," says Steele. "The students were very committed to the idea of the original barn. I think the end result will be a functional building that is also very artistic, expressive, and reflective of the students who use it. Their input was invaluable in the planning."

A name for the new gallery has yet to be finalized. Its cost is projected at approximately $500,000.

The original Horn Gallery was conceived by Kate Painter '95 out of her concern for the lack of space for student art exhibits at the College. Since the gallery's first show in April 1994, the venue has evolved into an important campus forum for all forms of student creativity.

"The Horn Gallery is a place for students to express themselves with each other, and the community, in a nonthreatening atmosphere," says Steele, who has worked at Kenyon for fourteen years. "The level of creative writing and creative performance activity here seems to have exploded in the past four or five years. It's a unique situation, and while not all students on campus see the Horn Gallery as vital, there are many who embrace the opportunities provided by such a creative forum."

Members of the Horn Gallery Reconstruction Committee include John Henry Dale '99 of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, Erika N. Feldman '00 of Owings Mills, Maryland, L. Benjamin Pomeroy '00 of New York City, Daniel P. Torday '00 of Redondo Beach, California, and Marela Trejo-Zacarias '00 of Mexico. Administrators and faculty members on the committee, in addition to Steele, are Professor of Art Martin J. Garhart, Director of Student Activities Claudine Grunenwald Kirschner, and Manager of Business Services John J. Kurella.

Gambier moves closer to listing on register

Gambier has been nominated for possible listing on the National Register of Historic Places. The decision was made September 18 by the governor-appointed Ohio Historic Site Preservation Board, during its quarterly meeting at the Ohio Historical Society in Columbus. The nomination passed in a unanimous vote with little discussion.

As a result, the nomination will be forwarded to the Keeper of the National Register, who directs the program for the U.S. Department of the Interior. If the keeper agrees that Gambier meets the criteria for listing on the National Register, it will be added to the National Register of Historic Places. A decision is expected in early 2000.

Known as the Kenyon College Historic District, much of Kenyon's main campus was listed with the National Register in 1978. Under the current proposal, the village as a whole will be considered as one large historic area, with the Kenyon's historic district considered to be contributing elements.

The National Register is the nation's official listing of places that should be preserved because of their significance in American history, architecture, archaeology, engineering, and culture. It includes buildings, sites, structures, objects, and historic districts of national, state, and local importance.

While National Register listing often raises awareness of a property and its significance, it does not obligate owners to repair or improve their properties. Nor does it prevent them from remodeling, selling, or even demolishing them. In addition, federal tax credits may be available for owners or long-term tenants who rehabilitate income-producing properties listed on the register.

Interdisciplinary studies expand Kenyon's liberal-arts curriculum

While Kenyon has long championed classic liberal-arts education, the College's curriculum has expanded in the past decade to provide students--and faculty members--with more flexibility in course offerings.

Known as interdisciplinary studies, these offerings include five majors and several courses and concentrations (similar to minors), which are growing in popularity among Kenyon's student body. While the more traditional majors--such as chemistry, classics, drama, and economics--remain a staple of the curriculum, students are now able to choose from majors that include biochemistry, international studies, molecular biology, neuroscience, and, perhaps the epitome of interdisciplinary study, the synoptic, or self-designed, major.

But what does it mean to say a course is interdisciplinary? "When we talk about interdisciplinary studies, we're talking about the intersection of two different disciplines and how they interact," says Associate Provost Kathy J. Krynski, who is also the College's Himmelright Professor of Economics (a position she shares with her husband, David E. Harrington). "In some fields, such as women's and gender studies, interdisciplinary refers to an entirely new way of looking at things."

In addition to the interdisciplinary majors already mentioned, Kenyon offers concentrations (although not majors) in African and African-American studies, American studies, Asian studies, environmental studies, law and society, public policy, and the innovative Integrated Program in Humane Studies, which brings the approaches and bodies of knowledge of various fields of study to bear on aspects of the human condition.

While many of the above titles are self-explanatory, the synoptic major, which is created by the individual student, is more elusive to define. Kristine Maier, a senior from Wexford, Pennsylvania, chose this path in designing her major, "Consumer culture: A case study in coffee," which draws on American studies and other departmental and program offerings.

Maier, who originally planned to major in economics, is studying the culture of community spaces such as beauty parlors, restaurants, taverns, and, most importantly, coffee-houses. She believes Americans are losing their sense of community because of the proliferation of national chain stores, which don't promote a feeling of ownership or belonging for customers. Her goal after graduation is to open a nonprofit coffeehouse in Mount Vernon, Ohio, for teenagers.

While Maier's work may sound entertaining, it's not something she takes lightly. "The synoptic major requires a lot of work," Maier says. "You have to show how all of your classes come together to form your major. There's a stereotype that people who pursue synoptic majors aren't serious students, but there's so much more work to it. A synoptic major can be even more demanding than some of the traditional majors offered at the College, which are already very demanding."

Although the number of students electing synoptic majors at Kenyon has grown in the past decade, the numbers per year, about eighteen currently, are still relatively small in comparison to other majors.

Jessica Carney, a senior who plans to attend medical school, came to the College primarily because of its biochemistry program, which provides a chemistry-based curriculum with a significant biology component. Carney turned down offers to attend Harvard University and the University of Michigan because she believed she would have more research opportunities at Kenyon.

"The program offers a lot of faculty interaction," says Carney, who recently presented some of her research findings at the Argonne National Laboratory Symposium for Undergraduates in Science, Engineering, and Mathematics in her hometown of Chicago, Illinois. "I knew I wouldn't be working with teaching assistants here. I work directly with Scott Cummings, one of my professors. My friends who chose to go to larger institutions aren't experiencing that kind of interaction."

According to Cummings, an assistant professor of chemistry at the College (and winner of the 1999 Trustee Award for Distinguished Teaching), the interdisciplinary majors in biochemistry and molecular biology attract strong students with a variety of interests. "The degrees are very marketable," he says. "They serve as a platform for a variety of careers and graduate programs."

While such courses in the sciences provide opportunities for advanced research, there is also a field dedicated to the first-year experience of Kenyon students. The Integrated Program in Humane Studies, the oldest of the College's interdisciplinary programs, explores texts from diverse historical periods and cultural settings, blending the fine arts, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences.

It's this kind of diversity and breadth that lead many to think interdisciplinary studies are one of Kenyon's most distinctive features.

"I think interdisciplinary studies are among the most important components in education," says Laurie Finke, professor of women's and gender studies. "They encourage students to get a more synoptic view of knowledge. They allow them look at how different fields connect, and that's something that benefits them for the rest of their lives."

Brown Family Environmental Center plans new building

In conjunction with its fifth anniversary celebration, the Brown Family Environmental Center (BFEC) has revealed plans for a new building. The announcement was made on October 16 at a dinner that concluded a day of community activities in honor of the BFEC's anniversary.

Construction for the thirty-five hundred square-foot building is expected to begin in the spring of 2000. Designed by NBBJ Architecture Design Planning, the exterior will echo that of barns in the surrounding countryside. The structure will serve as an academic center, containing space for public environmental programs, a laboratory for student research, and space for permanent environmental education displays.

"Our main goal in designing this building was to create a functional and environmentally sound structure," says Jordan Professor of Environmental Science and Biology E. Raymond Heithaus '68. "The building will utilize practices that have a minimal impact on the environment."

Among those practices will be such "green construction" technologies as geothermal heating, an economical and environmentally friendly form of ground-source heat, which takes advantage of the earth's relatively constant temperature, and photovoltaic cells, a source of solar-powered electricity.

The College is currently raising $1 million to cover the cost of the academic center and to provide an endowment for the BFEC, which will help fund in perpetuity the center's public-education programs. The estimated cost for the new building is $500,000.

More than one thousand elementary school children, from forty-five Knox County classes, visit the BFEC in a typical year as part of the center's field trip program. The current structure, an old farm house able to accommodate only fifteen to twenty people for indoor activities, has become inadequate for the growing number of Knox County citizens who utilize the BFEC. The old structure will remain intact and continue to serve as a residence for the center's student manager.

"The need for a new building speaks well for the success of the BFEC," says Inese Sharp, the center's director. "We've grown into a source of education and recreation for all of Knox County."

Spring 1999 sports in brief

(10-22 overall, 4-12 North Coast Athletic Conference [NCAC], seventh place)

Competitive was the key word for Kenyon baseball in 1999, as head coach Matt Burdette groomed a young, promising group of players for the future. An early-season injury limited time on the mound for stalwart pitcher Mitch Swaggert '00, the 1998 NCAC Pitcher of the Year, but four first-year Lords stepped up to fill in.

That pitching helped to produce early highlights for the Lords, who won their own tournament in Florida. Kenyon won six of eight games en route to winning the championship for the first time.

Highlights thereafter included a twinbill split with always-tough Wittenberg University. The Lords handed the Tigers a 5-2 setback at McCloskey Field.

Sophomore Kipp Corbus emerged as the Lords' leading hitter through the season, finishing the year with a .427 batting average. Kenyon's top three hitters were all sophomores, as Dan Hodgson finished second with a .361 average, followed by Jay Doskocil at .329.

Swaggert earned first-team All-NCAC honors for the second consecutive year. He pitched for a 4-6 record, compiling a 2.79 earned-run average.

All-NCAC honorees: First team, junior Mitch Swaggert; second team, sophomore Kipp Corbus; honorable mention, sophomores Dan Hodgson and Jay Doskocil.

(NCAC, seventh place)

An inexperienced group of golfers struggled through a learning season on the greens. The 1999 campaign was capped by a seventh-place showing in the NCAC tournament. Junior John Idoine led the way for the Lords with rounds of 87 and 78 en route to a total of 165. He finished tied for twenty-third place in a field of thirty-five golfers. Junior Sam Hillier helped the effort by finishing with a total of 168, on rounds of 87 and 81. He placed twenty-seventh overall.

Men's Lacrosse
(11-3 overall, 2-3 NCAC, fourth place)

It was a sixth consecutive winning campaign for the Lords of lacrosse, who enjoyed their fifth consecutive season with double-digit victories. Kenyon won eleven games for the first time since 1973, when the Lords finished with an 11-2 record. The eleven victories were only one win shy of the College record of twelve, set by the 1972 team, which finished with a 12-1 mark.

Kenyon started the season with five consecutive victories and closed the campaign with five straight victories. That ending span of success included a 25-9 decision over Marietta College, marking the Lords' most explosive output of the season. Kenyon closed the year with a 16-4 win at Oberlin College, a 17-8 victory at the College of Wooster, and a 15-11 decision over Wittenberg University in the season finale at McBride Field.

Junior Evan Bliss paced Kenyon scoring with 4.00 points per game. He scored a team-leading thirty-three goals and also had twenty-three assists. First-year Lord Justin Martinich led the team with assists, recording thirty. He also had twenty-two goals to finish with fifty-two points, ranking second overall in scoring for Kenyon. Sophomore Derick Stowe added thirty-two goals and thirteen assists. All three Lords were ranked among the NCAC's leading scorers: Bliss was ranked second, Martinich finished fifth, and Stowe was ranked ninth.

Kenyon also boasted the NCAC's leading goalie in saves percentage. Sophomore Greg Clancy took that honor after finishing the year with a .627 mark. He played in thirteen games, recorded 146 saves, and allowed eighty-seven goals.

All-NCAC honorees: First team, sophomore Derick Stowe; second team, seniors Cory Munsterteiger and Matt Glassman and junior Evan Bliss; honorable mention, first-year Lord Justin Martinich.

Women's Lacrosse
(5-5 overall, 4-3 NCAC, third place)

Kenyon started the 1999 season with a stunner, knocking off highly touted Ohio Wesleyan University, 12-10 at Waite Field.

The season included a 19-9 romp past Wittenberg University and a 23-1 victory over Earlham College. The most satisfying victory may have been a 13-9 victory over the College of Wooster, at Wooster, in the first round of the NCAC tournament. That win avenged an 18-15 loss to the Lady Scots, also in Wooster, during the regular season.

Senior Ali Lacavaro led Kenyon scoring, averaging 3.90 points per game. She recorded thirty-four goals and five assists, to rank fifth among all NCAC scorers. Senior Megan Cook ranked seventh, averaging 3.70 points per game. She finished the campaign with twenty-six goals and eleven assists. Senior Liza Davis led the team in assists, recording fourteen.

All-NCAC honorees: First team, senior Ali Lacavaro; second team, seniors Sarah Colestock and Megan Cook and sophomore Samara Estroff; honorable mention, sophomore Shannon Maroney.

Brine/Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches' Association Division III All-Region West: First team, Lacavaro and Colestock; second team, Cook, Estroff, and Maroney.

(13-22 overall, 3-5 NCAC, fourth place)

Improvement continued for the Ladies, competing for the second season at varsity level.

The highlight of the season took place on April 3, when the Ladies registered their first conference victory in history, a stunning 6-4 win over highly touted Wittenberg University. The momentum of that victory carried Kenyon through the second game as well, as the Ladies stunned the Tigers with an 8-4 setback to take the series.

Kenyon also played strong against always-tough Case Western Reserve University. The Spartans eked out a 1-0 decision in the first game, only to see the Ladies rally for a 3-2 win in the nightcap.

First-year Lady Erin O'Neill paced Kenyon's offense with a .407 batting average, ranking her third in the NCAC. First-year Lady Kristin Rainey ranked eleventh with a .358 mark. Sophomore Ann Marie Lawlor ranked second in the conference in home run production, swatting five, while junior Sara Halicki and senior Kristi Kose ranked second in stolen bases, each with fourteen.

Kenyon's efforts were aided by the outstanding efforts of first-year Lady Denise Darlage from the pitching circle. She ranked fifth among the conference's top armsters, with a 2.69 earned-run average, second in strikeouts, with 110, and fourth in victories, compiling a 10-14 season mark.

All-NCAC honorees: First team, senior Kristi Kose and junior Sara Halicki; second team, first-year Ladies Erin O'Neill and Denise Darlage.

Men's Tennis
(16-7 overall, 6-1 NCAC, second place)

Losing four of the top eight players from a 17-7 finish in 1998 did not hamper the Lords in 1999. Kenyon put together its fourteenth consecutive winning campaign, highlighted by a runner-up finish in the NCAC. It marked the Lords' third straight year as the conference runner-up and the ninth straight season finishing among the league's top three teams.

Kenyon also obtained its fifth straight Top Twenty ranking among the nation's leading National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III teams.

The 16-7 finish improved coach David Schilling's five-year record to 87-33, establishing him as the most successful tennis coach in College history. He surpassed the record of 76-38 compiled by Paul Wardlaw.

Senior Ted Finn helped to create that winning record, finishing 10-9 in singles, playing both the number one and number two positions. He also teamed with junior Tim Bearman to compile a 16-7 record in doubles, playing the number one position.

Kenyon's season included 6-1 victories over Division II's Grand Valley State College and the University of Charleston and a 5-2 win over Division I's University of Rhode Island.

Sophomore Josh Katzman turned in the team's top singles record, a 13-4 mark, including a 7-2 finish at the fifth position and a 4-0 mark at the sixth position. He teamed with senior Ronan Remandaban to post a 17-9 record in doubles, including a 12-6 finish at the number two spot.

All-NCAC honorees: First team, senior Ted Finn (singles and doubles) and junior Tim Bearman (doubles); second team, Bearman (singles).

Women's Tennis
(12-7 overall, 3-0 NCAC, first place)

All streaks were kept intact for Kenyon's women's tennis program. The Ladies recorded their fifteenth consecutive winning season, won the NCAC title for the fifth straight year, and advanced to the NCAA Division III national championship tournament for the thirteenth consecutive year.

Despite all the accomplishments, it was a bit of an "off" season for the Ladies, who fell to Washington and Lee University in the first round of the NCAA tournament. Kenyon finished the 1999 campaign ranked ninth nationally, after four consecutive years of finishing among the top three teams.

But, there were plenty of highlights during the season for the Ladies, including winning the championship of the Great Lakes Colleges Association, beating Albion College 9-0 for the crown. They also defeated Washington University and Luther College by 7-2 scores in the first two rounds of the Midwest Regional tournament.

Senior Erin Hockman and junior Caryn Cuthbert earned All-America honors in doubles at the NCAA competition. Cuthbert also earned All-America honors in singles.

All-NCAC honorees: First team, senior Erin Hockman (singles and doubles), junior Caryn Cuthbert (singles and doubles), and first-year Lady Brooke Roeper (singles); second team, sophomore Nan Sagooleim (singles and doubles) and first-year Lady Brooke Roeper (doubles).

NCAC Player of the Year: Hockman

NCAC Newcomer of the Year: Roeper

NCAC Coach of the Year: Scott Thielke

All-America (singles): Cuthbert

All-America (doubles): Cuthbert and Hockman

NCAA Midwest Senior Player of the Year: Hockman

ITA All-Academic National Scholar-Athlete honorees: Hockman and Nicole Harbauer

Men's Outdoor Track and Field
(Lords placed eighth in the NCAC championship meet)

Senior Ryan Snyder and sophomore Mike Weber provided the points for Kenyon at the NCAC championship meet. Snyder placed second in the 1,500-meter run with a time of 4:01.70 and came back later for a third-place showing in the 5,000-meter run with a time of 15:56.53. Weber gave the Lords points in the field events, where he placed third in the high jump, clearing the bar at six feet and three and three-quarters inches.

Snyder's effort in the 1,500 established a new Kenyon record in the event.

All-NCAC honorees: Senior Ryan Snyder and sophomore Mike Weber.

Women's Outdoor Track and Field
(Ladies placed sixth in the NCAC championship meet)

Seniors Christine Breiner and Katie Varda emerged as NCAC champions for the Ladies. Breiner won the grueling 3,000-meter steeplechase in a Kenyon, and conference, record time of 11:48.37. Varda placed first in the high jump, clearing the bar at five feet and five inches and qualifying for the NCAA championship meet in the process.

Varda also placed second in the heptathlon with 4,084 points and placed third in the 100 meter hurdles (:16.21). Her effort in the heptathlon earned her a spot in the NCAA championship meet. She placed ninth in the nation in the NCAA heptathlon competition, scoring a Kenyon record 4,364 points.

The Ladies also benefited from a pair of runner-up finishes from junior Molly Sharp in the 5,000-meter run (18:48) and in the 10,000-meter run (38:57.56). Senior Maraleen Shields took the runner-up spot in the triple jump (34-2.5), and junior Laura Shults placed third in the 800-meter run(2:16.95).

Other highlights of the season for the Ladies included a sixth place showing in the All-Ohio championships, the team's best ever.

All-NCAC honorees: Seniors Christine Breiner, Katie Varda, and Maraleen Shields, junior Laura Shults, and sophomore Molly Sharp.

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