Slam dunk, 3-point contest here March 31

In conjunction with the NCAA Final Four at the Edward Jones Dome April 2-4, the University will host the 17th Annual Mountain Dew College Slam Dunk and 3-Point Championships at 6:30 p.m. March 31 at the Field House.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students or those 18 and under. Tickets are on sale at the Edison Theatre Box Office, all MetroTix locations, or can be charged by phone at 534-1111 or online at

The Field House will also host the NCAA Men’s Final Four YES Clinic April 2 from 8:30 a.m.-noon. Girls and boys, ages 10-18, will have the opportunity to meet college coaches and student-athletes and learn how to excel as a student-athlete.

For more information on the clinics, contact Lisa Miller at 977-3167 or

Baseball wins first outright UAA title

The baseball team had a monumental week, winning its first outright University Athletic Association championship and third overall title in Sanford, Fla., before returning home for a three-game sweep over the weekend.

The Bears opened the week by defeating Brandeis University, 14-4, March 14. Junior Kent Wallace pitched a complete game and allowed just six hits in the victory, which gave WUSTL at least a share of the UAA title.

The Red and Green clinched the UAA championship with an 11-1 win against Case Western Reserve University March 15.

Senior Dan Rieck batted .440 for the Championship (six games) with two home runs, 10 RBI and seven runs. Sophomore Andy Shields batted .353 with a pair of homers and eight runs, and he pitched a complete-game, 4-3 win against No. 14 Emory University.

On March 19, WUSTL swept the Milwaukee School of Engineering, 13-1 and 17-3, at Kelly Field. The Bears then recorded their eighth-straight win with a 15-4 decision against Concordia University March 20.

Softball team wins third UAA crown

The No. 9 softball team won its third UAA championship March 14, and then followed that up by posting a 3-1 record at the Marriott West Fastpitch Invitational March 19-20.

The Bears posted a perfect 8-0 record en route to winning their second straight UAA title.

WUSTL claimed the title with a 4-0 win over Emory March 14.

The Bears continued their hot streak by winning the first three games of the Marriott invite, beating Clarke College, 2-0, and No. 12 Central College, 4-3, on March 19. Next was a 6-0 win over Loras College on March 20.

The Bears suffered their first loss, 5-4, to No. 8 Augustana College.

Men swimmers, divers take 8th at NCAAs

The men’s swimming and diving team placed eighth of 56 teams March 17-19 at the NCAA Championships in Holland, Mich.

The finish was the best in program history, surpassing the 10th-place finish the team had established the previous two years.

Junior Michael Slavik took third place in the 100- and 200-yard freestyles and fourth in the 50 free. He also led off the Bears 800-free relay squad and was joined by freshman Ross Vimr, sophomore David Stein and junior Eric Triebe to clock a school-record time of 6:47.93 to take second place in the event, marking the best individual finish in school history.

Slavik ended the weekend with seven All-America citations. Triebe also garnered seven All-America nods.

Men’s tennis beats No. 19 Graceland

The No. 13 men’s tennis team improved to 4-2 with a 4-3 win over Graceland University March 19 at the Tao Tennis Center. Graceland, which is ranked 19th in the NAIA top-25 poll, took the doubles point by winning two of three matches.

The Bears responded in singles winning four of six matches to gain the one point victory.

Women’s tennis team takes care of Cornell

The No. 16 women’s tennis team returned from California to a light week, defeating Cornell College, 8-1, March 19 at the Tao Tennis Center.

The Bears took two of three doubles matches and swept all six singles matches in straight sets.