Sports Round-Up

Men's Basketball

Record: 6-19, 3-13 NCAC
Recap: Senior Dave Knapke capped a noteworthy career as one of just five players in Kenyon history with at least 1,200 career points and 700 career rebounds. He led the Lords through a difficult season, but one that did see the team nail down its seventh-straight appearance in the North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) tournament. Knapke was the only player this season to rank among the conference's top five in both scoring and rebounding, and he was appropriately compensated with an All-NCAC First Team award.

Women's Basketball

Record: 17-10, 9-7 NCAC
Recap: For the sixth-straight year, the Ladies advanced past the first round of the NCAC tournament, but had their season ended in the semifinals by Wittenberg University, 60-54. Kenyon's trademark defense allowed just 55.7 points per game, which led the conference and ranked among the top fifty teams in all of Division III. Sophomore Morgan Korinek, who led the Ladies in scoring (14.1 ppg) and rebounding (7.9 ppg), was honored as an All-NCAC first-teamer. Her low-post mate, junior Kathleen Williams, was selected to the All-NCAC Second Team.

Men's Indoor Track and Field

Record: Ninth place at NCAC Championships
Recap: Sophomore Pat Meyers was an All-NCAC performer in the 3,000-meter run at the conference championship meet. Meyers took second place in the event after stopping the clock at 8:44.79. Senior Andrew Borasso narrowly missed earning all-conference status with a fourth-place finish in the pentathlon with 2,684 points.

Women's Indoor Track and Field

Record: Sixth place at NCAC Championships
Recap: The Ladies' sixth-place finish at the NCAC Championships was their best since the 1998 season. That served as fitting punctuation to a season in which a pair of College records fell. First-year Alexia Derkasch rewrote the record books in the 200-meter dash with her time of 26.77, and was part of the 4x400-meter relay squad that established a new top time with a 4:10.99 effort. Derkasch and sophomore Cary Watts finished the season with All-NCAC honors in two
events apiece.

Men's Swimming

Record: First at NCAA Division III Championships
Recap: The Lords captured their record thirty-first consecutive national title, this time by the largest margin of victory (424 points) ever recorded at the championship meet. Throughout the competition, the Kenyon men won nine event titles, including a clean sweep of the five relay events, and set five NCAA records. The Lords' individual titles came courtesy of sophomore Zachary Turk (50- and 100-yard freestyles), senior David Lazarus (100-yard breaststroke), and sophomore Ian Bakk (200-yard breaststroke). Turk was also a part of four title-winning relay teams and now owns thirteen career event titles.

Women's Swimming

Record: Fourth at NCAA Division III Championships
Recap: For the first time in four years, the Ladies were not the team atop the podium at the conclusion of the NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships. Kenyon settled for fourth place, which marked the first time since 1983 that the Ladies were not among the top two teams in the standings. Junior Lauren Brady, who racked up six top-six finishes, was one of Kenyon's best swimmers over the four-day event. By virtue of those efforts, Brady ran her career All-America award count to sixteen. Senior Tina Ertel earned a pair of All-America certificates and wrapped up her distinguished career with twenty-two.

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