Sports Round-Up


Record: 16-11 overall, 9-7 NCAC
Recap: For five consecutive years now, the Lords have improved their overall record. This year's final mark was three wins better than last year's and was the program's best since the 1994-95 season. The Lords won their first-round postseason tournament game against Wittenberg University, and their appearance in the tournament's semifinal round was a first since that same 1994-95 season. Senior Bryan Yelvington capped off a brilliant career by earning the NCAC Player of the Year award. He also secured positions on the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District team and the National Asso­ciation of Basketball Coaches All-America team.


Record: 13-13 overall, 11-5 NCAC
Recap: After starting the year 1-8, the Kenyon women caught fire, winning 11 of their next 15 games and finishing second in the NCAC. The Ladies advanced to the semifinal round of the conference tournament for the fifth-straight season, but this year the run ended there with a 47-45 loss to the Allegheny Gators. Freshman Morgan Korinek earned NCAC Newcomer of the Year honors by posting a scoring average of 8.5 points per game and a team-best of 6.1 rebounds per contest. Sophomore Kathleen Williams was an All-NCAC second-team selection after leading the team in scoring (9.9 ppg).


Record: Eighth place at NCAC Championship
Recap: The Kenyon men scored a total of 23 points and finished in eighth place at the NCAC Indoor Track and Field Championship. Senior Kaleb Keyserling was responsible for nearly half of that point total. He collected five points for his fourth-place time of 15:21.24 in the 5,000-meter run and then tacked on six more points for his third-place finish of 8:54.29 in the 3,000-meter run.


Record: Eighth place at NCAC Championship
Recap: The Ladies did not have any individual scorers throughout the two-day NCAC Indoor Track and Field Championship. Instead, they relied on three relay teams to combine for 14 team points, a total that placed them eighth in the final team standings. Sophomores Christine Bullock and Kara Pellegrino, as well as first-year students Elizabeth Dahlburg and Carolyn Watts, ran legs on two of those three relay teams.


Record: NCAA Division III Champions
Recap: At the four-day NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championship in Minneapolis, the Lords won eight events, set four national and eight College records, and captured their thirtieth straight national team title. That streak is the longest in the history of the NCAA, including all of its programs and all of its divisions. Senior Matthew Harris swept the individual titles in the 100- and 200-yard butterfly events, and also swam a leg on all four of Kenyon's winning relay teams. The Lords' two other individual titles were won by first-year student Zachary Turk (50-yard freestyle) and junior Kegan Borland (1,650-yard freestyle).


Record: NCAA Division III Champions
Recap: No other women's program in all three divisions of the NCAA has won more team championships than the Ladies, who procured their twenty-third overall and third-straight national title at the 2009 Division III Swimming and Diving Championship. Senior Elizabeth Carlton became a two-time champion in the 50-yard freestyle, and senior Tracy Menzel also brought home the second title of her career in the 100-yard breaststroke. Senior Carolyn Barer (200-yard backstroke), junior Tina Ertel (200-yard individual medley), and first-year student Alisa Vereshchagin (200-yard breaststroke) claimed Kenyon's other three individual championships.

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