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  • Gooden Named Preseason All-American by D3football.com
    August 19, 2019
    Junior Taj Gooden of the Wesleyan football team has been named a 2019 D3football.com Preseason All-American and was selected Second Team Defense following a stellar sophomore campaign.
  • Wesleyan Named IWLCA Academic Honor Squad, Six Cardinals Earn Honor Roll Praise
    July 24, 2019
    The Wesleyan University women's lacrosse team was named a 2019 Zag Sports Academic Honor Squad, as announced by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) today. Additionally, six Cardinals—Grace Andonian ’20, Breanna Cavanaugh '19, Gillian Lubin ’20, Abby Manning ’20, Josie Russ ’20, and Caroline Sgaglione '19—were named to the Division III Academic Honor Roll.
  • Volleyball Earns AVCA Team Academic Award
    July 23, 2019
    The Wesleyan University volleyball team was honored for its excellence in the classroom as the Cardinals earned a 2018-19 Team Academic Award by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA).
  • Women’s Track & Field Team & Eight Individuals Honored For Academic Excellence
    July 22, 2019
    The Wesleyan women’s track and field team was honored by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) for its cumulative grade point average of 3.64, while eight Cardinals earned USTFCCCA All-Academic honors. To qualify for the USTFCCCA All-Academic Track & Field team as an individual, the student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 and have me either of the following athletic standards. He or she must have competed in an NCAA Indoor or Outdoor Championship, or finished the regular season ranked in the national top 50 in an individual event or ranked in the national top 35 in a relay event.
  • Men’s Track & Field Team Earns USTFCCA All-Academic, Three Individuals Honored
    July 22, 2019
    The Wesleyan men’s track and field team was honored by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCA) for its cumulative grade point average of 3.60, while three Cardinals earned USTFCCCA All-Academic honors. To qualify for the USTFCCA All-Academic Track & Field team as an individual, the student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 and have me either of the following athletic standards. He or she must have competed in an NCAA Indoor or Outdoor Championship, or finished the regular season ranked in the national top 50 in an individual event or ranked in the national top 35 in a relay event.
  • Wesleyan’s Historic 2018-19 Season by the Numbers
    July 19, 2019
    After a historic 2017-18 campaign that featured the University’s first national team championship (men’s lacrosse) and a record-setting five-time individual champion in tennis (Eudice Chong ’18), the Cardinals raised the bar once again this past year with arguably the greatest all-around season in Wesleyan Athletics history. The 2018-19 campaign was highlighted by the women’s tennis team winning the National Championship – becoming the first women’s team ever at Wesleyan to claim a national title – while Ivie Uzamere ’21 of the women’s track & field team won the National Championship in the weight throw at the NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships.
  • Men’s Tennis Team & Eight Individuals Earn ITA All-Academic Honors
    July 18, 2019
    Eight members of the Wesleyan University men’s tennis team were named Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Scholar-Athletes, while the team earned ITA All-Academic Team praise with its cumulative grade point average of 3.55.
  • Women’s Tennis Earns ITA All-Academic Awards
    July 18, 2019
    Following a solid year on the courts, seven members of the Wesleyan University women's tennis team were named Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Scholar-Athletes, while the team earned ITA All-Academic Team praise with its cumulative grade point average of 3.66.
  • Williams Named IWLCA Division III Berkshire Region Coach of the Year
    July 18, 2019
    Head Coach Kim Williams of the Wesleyan women’s lacrosse team was named the Division III Berkshire Region Coach of the Year, as announced by the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Association (IWLCA).
  • Osborn and Quintana of Women’s Crew Named All-Americans
    July 11, 2019
    Sarah Osborn and Allison Quintana of Wesleyan women’s crew have been named All-Americans by the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA). Osborn was named to the First Team, while Quintana earned Second Team laurels. In all, only 18 athletes in Division III earned the prestigious honor.
  • 16 Cardinals Named National Scholar-Athletes by CRCA
    July 09, 2019
    Sixteen members of Wesleyan University women's crew were named National Scholar-Athletes by the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) for the 2019 season.
  • Barker, Hawthorne and Malinowski Named Scholar All-Americans
    July 08, 2019
    Christian Barker, Carter Hawthorne and Chad Malinowski of the Wesleyan men’s lacrosse team were named 2019 Division III Scholar All-Americans by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA). 
  • Five Members of Women’s Swimming & Diving Named to the CSCAA Scholar All-American Team
    July 08, 2019
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Sophia Antonio, Mengmeng Gibbs, Grace Middleton, Hannah O’Halloran and Maela Whitcomb of the Wesleyan women’s swimming and diving team were named to the 2019 CSCAA Scholar All-American team as announced by the College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA). The award recognizes students that have achieved a grade point average of 3.50 of higher and competed at their respective NCAA/NAIA/NJCAA Swimming & Diving Championships. The organization recognized 1,221 swimmers and divers from 190 colleges and universities across all Divisions.
  • Wesleyan Swimming & Diving Teams Earn CSCAA Scholar All-America Honors
    June 25, 2019
    Colorado Springs, CO – The College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association (CSCAA) named the Wesleyan University men's and women's swimming and diving teams to its Scholar All-America team for the Spring 2019 Semester.  A record 480 institutions were named to the list, highlighted by St. Andrews’s women's GPA of 3.35.
  • Victoria Yu Selected To Represent the NESCAC for Woman of the Year with Tufts’ Doolan
    June 20, 2019
    HADLEY, Mass. – Victoria Yu of the Wesleyan women’s tennis team, along with Colleen Doolan of Tufts, were selected to represent the NESCAC as nominees for the 2019 NCAA Woman of the Year Award.
  • Tim Sestak & Victoria Yu Honored by CoSIDA with Academic All-America Accolades
    June 19, 2019
    AUSTIN, Texas – Tim Sestak ’20 of the Wesleyan men’s ice hockey team and Victoria Yu ’19 of the women’s tennis team were earned Google Cloud Academic All-America honors as selected by the College of Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). The Academic All-American At-Large Teams recognize the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances in athletics and in the classroom.
  • Wesleyan Continues its Rise, Ranks No. 14 in Final Directors' Cup Standings
    June 12, 2019
    The bar continues to rise for Wesleyan Athletics as the Cardinals finished 14th overall out of 338 schools that registered points in the 2018-19 Division III Learfield IMG College Directors' Cup standings. Wesleyan, following another historic spring season, recorded its highest finish ever in the 24th annual Directors' Cup with a total of 602 points. It is now the fifth straight season in which the Cardinals have moved up the standings, continuing their climb to be one of the top Division III athletic programs in the country.
  • Five Cardinals Named to IMLCA All-Region Team
    June 18, 2019
    Five members of the Wesleyan men’s lacrosse team were named to the Intercollegiate Men’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IMLCA) All-Region Team (Northeast). Otto Bohan earned First Team honors, while Christian Barker, Ronan Jacoby, Colin Malarchuk, and Sean Penney were named to the Second Team.
  • Twenty-Five Cardinals Named to NIRC All-Academic Team
    June 17, 2019
    Twenty-five members of Wesleyan University crew were honored by the National Invitational Rowing Championships (NIRC) recently as they were named to the 2019 NIRC All-Academic Team.
  • Four Women's Lacrosse Players Named IWLCA All-Americans
    June 10, 2019
    The Wesleyan women’s lacrosse team set another program record as four Cardinals were named All-Americans by the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA). Abigail Horst, Abby Manning, and Caroline Sgaglione were all named First Team selections, while Allegra Grant received Second Team honors.
  • Yeung & Yu Sisters Named All-Americans
    June 07, 2019
    MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – Venia Yeung, Kristina Yu and Victoria Yu of the No. 1 Wesleyan women’s tennis team earned All-American honors as announced by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) on Thursday evening. 
  • Finkelman, Lilienthal & Roji Earn All-American Honors
    June 07, 2019
    MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – Andrew Finkelman and doubles tandem Noah Lilienthal and Adrian Roji of the No. 6 Wesleyan men’s tennis team earned All-American honors as announced by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) on Thursday evening.
  • Victoria Yu Selected to Represent the NESCAC As An NCAA Woman of the Year Nominee
    June 07, 2019
    HADLEY, Mass. – Victoria Yu of the Wesleyan women’s tennis team was selected as one of seven women to represent the NESCAC as an NCAA Woman of the Year nominee. The NCAA Woman of the Year Award honors graduating student-athletes who have distinguished themselves throughout their collegiate careers in the areas of academic achievement, athletics excellence, service and leadership. A committee of conference administrators will select the NESCAC’s representative for the award on June 17th, while the 2019 NCAA Woman of the Year will be announced on October 20th in Indianapolis, Indiana.
  • Wesleyan Claims Fourth at NCAA Rowing Championships
    June 01, 2019
    Wesleyan women's crew recorded its best finish in program history at the NCAA Division III Rowing Championships as it finished fourth overall as a team this weekend at the Indianapolis Rowing Center in Indianapolis, Ind.
  • Ali Paquette Honored by CoSIDA with National Feature Story of the Year Award
    May 31, 2019
    Athletic Communications Assistant Ali Paquette of Wesleyan University was honored by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) for her 'We Are Wes' feature story on Cardinals' superfan Brian O'Rourke of O'Rourke's Diner in Middletown. Paquette's piece was chosen as the national winner of the general feature story category in CoSIDA's Fred Stabley, Sr. Writing Contest.
  • Aguiar & Uzamere Earn USTFCCA All-Region Honors
    May 30, 2019
    NEW ORLEANS, La. – Jenny Aguiar and Ivie Uzamere of the Wesleyan women’s track and field team were represented on the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Region team, as announced by the committee following the conclusion of the regular season. The top-five individuals in every event from each region earned All-Region distinction, in addition to all members of the region’s top-three relay teams.
  • Three Cardinals Collect USTFCCA All-Region Accolades
    May 30, 2019
    NEW ORLEANS, La. – Kevin DeLoughry, Andrew McCracken and Kevin McMorrow of the Wesleyan men’s track and field team were represented on the United Stats Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Region squads, as announced by the committee following the conclusion of the regular season. The top-five individuals in every event from each region earned All-Region distinction, in addition to all members of the region’s top-three relay teams.
  • Men’s Lacrosse Places Seven on NEILA All-Academic Team
    May 30, 2019
    Seven members of the Wesleyan men’s lacrosse team were honored by the New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (NEILA) as they were named to the 2019 NEILA All-Academic Team.
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