Softball heads home with 12-0 mark

The softball team won its second University Athletic Association title in school history by posting a perfect 8-0 record at the UAA Championships in Altamonte Springs, Fla. The Bears (12-0, 8-0 UAA) returned from their spring break trip with the best start in school history. The pitching was nearly perfect in the UAA Championships as the Bears allowed one earned run in 53 innings pitched.

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WUSTL senior guard Lesley Hawley charges up the court during the Bears' 72-59 NCAA Tournament win over Millikin University.
WUSTL senior guard Lesley Hawley charges up the court during the Bears’ 72-59 NCAA Tournament win over Millikin University.

The No. 10 women’s basketball team fell, 83-76, to No. 4 University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in the sectional semifinals of the NCAA Division III Tournament March 12 at the Quandt Field-house in Stevens Point, Wis. The Bears started the tournament with a 72-59 win against Millikin University March 6.

The women’s swimming and diving team placed 12th at last weekend’s NCAA Division III Championships. The Bears totaled 83.5 points, while Kenyon College won the title with 507 points.

The men’s and women’s track and field teams sent one competitor apiece to the NCAA Indoor Championships. Senior Kammie Holt placed second in the long jump with a season-best-tying leap of 18-4 1/4, and senior Ryker Jones cleared 15-7 1/4 in the pole vault to take third.

The baseball team went 3-6 last week, including a 2-4 showing at the UAA Championships.

The women’s tennis team split its four matches last week against top-20 opponents during a spring break trip to California. The No. 12 Bears (5-2) opened the week with a pair of 5-4 losses to No. 18 California Lutheran University and No. 14 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges. WUSTL bounced back for two 5-4 wins against No. 13 University of Redlands and No. 7 Pomona-Pitzer Colleges.

The No. 7 men’s tennis team posted a 1-2 record on its spring break trip. The Bears opened with a 7-0 loss to No. 11 Redlands, then beat No. 25 Pomona-Pitzer, 5-2. WUSTL finished with a 7-0 loss at No. 1 Azusa Pacific University.

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