Sports Round-Up

Men's Basketball
Record: 10-16 overall,
6-10 NCAC
Recap: The Lords improved their record by three victories over the previous season and hit the ten-win mark for the first time since 1996. A balanced offensive attack and refined defensive schemes had the young squad finish in the middle of the conference pack. Four Lords boasted double-digit scoring averages, and the defense held opponents to 67.8 points per game, an average nearly eleven points better than last year's output. Freshman forward Dave Knapke was named the conference's newcomer of the year.

Women's Basketball
Record: 14-13 overall,
10-6 NCAC
Recap: Placing fourth in the standings and reaching the semifinals of the conference tournament, the Ladies notched their third straight winning season. The squad labored through a difficult early-season schedule and owned a 4-9 record at the midway point. The Ladies then tightened the screws on defense and closed out the second half of their season with a 10-4 mark. During the revival, the Kenyon women held opponents to just 51.9 points per game. Junior guard Alisha Moreno was named to the All-NCAC first team.

Men's Swimming
Record: 6-5 dual
Recap: For the twenty-eighth consecutive season, the Lords swim team celebrated a national championship. The Lords' streak, which began in 1980, is the longest championship run in the history of the NCAA. Sophomore Eric Dunn won three individual events (500 freestyle, 400 individual medley, and 1,650 freestyle) at the national meet and was crowned the NCAA swimmer of the year. Head coach Jim Steen, who also guided the Lords to their twenty-second North Coast Athletic Conference championship, was named both the NCAC and NCAA coach of the year.

Women's Swimming
Record: 8-4 dual
Recap: After a two-year absence from the top of the leaderboard, the Ladies left opponents in their wake while charging to their twenty-first NCAA team title. At the national meet, the Ladies were victorious in eight of the eighteen swimming events, including titles in four of five relays. Individual title-winners included junior Jaime Straub (1,650 freestyle), sophomores Tracy Menzel (100 breaststroke) and Elizabeth Carlton (50 freestyle), and freshman Danielle Arad (500 freestyle). Like the Lords, the Ladies collected their twenty-second conference championship.

Men's Indoor Track & Field
Record: Sixth at NCAC Championship
Recap: Although injuries caused the Lords to fall short of some team goals, the indoor campaign was not without highlights. Newcomer Dondrea Brown shattered College records in the 55-meter (6.61) and 200-meter (22.77) dashes. He also teamed with Alex Rinehart, Mikey Sanchez, and Brandon Balthrop for another Kenyon record in the 800 relay (1:34.10). Additionally, sophomore James Boston toppled a College record in the mile run (4:18.84) and missed qualifying for the national meet by less than one second.

Women's Indoor Track & Field
Record: Eighth at NCAC Championship
Recap: A thin roster didn't give the Ladies much of a chance to compete at the conference championship. Sophomore Jessica Francois, however, accounted for eight points at the meet by placing seventh in the mile and running legs on both the seventh-place 4x400-meter relay team and the fourth-place distance medley relay team.

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