Monday, January 23, 2023

Tough Weekend For No. 1's


written by STEVE ULRICH
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1.  Tough Weekend For No. 1's

EC MHKY Chance Gorman Hobart  Nora Stepan works the puck up the ice during a 2022-23 Augsburg women's hockey game.
Augsburg photo by Kevin Healy

So you want your team to be ranked No. 1?

The door may be open today after losses by the top-ranked teams in Division III ice hockey.

The Elmira College men defeated Hobart, 7-5, a night after suffering a 7-0 whitewashing at the hands of the Statesmen. Chance Gorman scored four times for the Soaring Eagles on a night when the school celebrated 50 years of hockey.

Nora Stepan scored an overtime goal to lift the Augsburg women past Gustavus Adolphus, 3-2, on Friday. The Gusties salvaged a split in the weekend set with a 4-0 win over Saturday. See the game-winner


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2.  National Marks Fall On Saturday


Grace Devanny

Wesleyan (Conn,.) senior Grace Devanney set a NCAA Division III record in the 500 meters at the NYC Gotham Cup. She crossed the line in 1:14.17, breaking a 10-year-old mark by 0.14 seconds.

Mount Union senior Matt McBride established a DIII record time in the 600 meters at the SPIRE Midwest Open. He finished in 1:17.93 to erase an 11-year record performance.


3. Ethnic Minority/Women's Internship Grant Providing Opportunities

by Corbin McGuire, NCAA

"Michelle Detwiler can explain in several ways why diversity is important — data, research, her experience as a basketball student-athlete at Eastern Nazarene, to name a few. 

She chose to share an anecdote from her current role as the student-athlete development and experience coordinator at Washington University in St. Louis, a role made possible through the NCAA's Ethnic Minorities and Women's Internship Grant. 

The pre-med major explained that she spent a lot of time at the doctor growing up but never saw a doctor who looked like her. It fueled her to be a small part of the solution for someone else."

>> Situational Awareness: She is "part of a group of more than 25 people who benefit annually from the NCAA's Ethnic Minorities and Women's Internship Grant. The grant is designed to provide financial assistance to the Division II and III member schools and conferences that are committed to enhancing ethnic minority and gender representation in entry-level athletics administrative positions."

>> The Big Picture: "The Ethnic Minorities and Women's Internship Grant also includes funding to attend an NCAA Convention — as well as additional professional development funding — where its recipients come together to network, learn and grow in their shared mission to provide the best student-athlete experience on their respective campuses."

>> What They're Saying: "It's imperative," said Stephen Peters, a former baseball player at The City College of New York now serving as the director of events management, facilities and student engagement at Mary Baldwin, of the grant's purpose. "Especially for those who want to work in college athletics but don't really know what they want to do, being able to be part of this grant and being able to see more people of color, see more people like us in those roles and being able to learn and grow in those positions … it's really important to have that professional development to be able to better assist student-athletes down the road and be a better administrator."

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4. NE Non-Conference Showdown

A pair of one-loss teams square off tonight in Babson Park as No. 11 Babson (15-1) welcomes No. 17 Trinity, Conn. (16-1) to the Webster Center.

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5.  Lightning Round 


  Wrestling (M)

  Ice Hockey (W)


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