Men’s tennis national championship celebration

The 2008 NCAA Division III National Champion men’s tennis team will be recognized on Saturday, Sept. 13, at halftime of the Washington University vs. Westminster College football game at Francis Field. Kickoff will be at 7 p.m.

Festivities will include a presentation of the national championship trophy and comments from head coach Roger Follmer and Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton. Players will also receive their national championship rings. Free barbeque, championship posters, autographs and 2008 NCAA National Championship t-shirts will be available while supplies last.

The Bears finished the 2007-08 season with a school-record 21-4 overall mark, and captured their first-ever NCAA Division III Championship. Washington University defeated No. 3 ranked Emory University, 5-3, in the championship match in Lewiston, Maine, on May 15.