makes 500 strikeouts
Elizabeth Marquardt recorded her 500th strikeout on April 25
as the Chicago softball team faced the University of Wisconsin--Whitewater,
splitting the doubleheader. In the first game, Marquardt struck
out ten batters in seven innings, bringing her career total
to 505. Only 13 other NCAA Division III players have come close.
wins track title
Fourth-year Rhaina Echols won the 5,000-meter run at the NCAA
Division III Women's Indoor Track and Field Championship on
March 10-11. Her time of 16:41.49 beat the previous record,
set in 1991, by 7.3 seconds and carried the Maroons to 12th
place in the championship.
basketball scores coach
Michael McGrath has
been named head men's basketball coach after serving as interim
head coach during the 1999-2000 season. He and assistant coach
Rob Passage were named UAA Coaching Staff of the Year.
lacrosse sticks it out
women's lacrosse team advanced to the Women's Collegiate Lacrosse
League playoffs for the second year in a row after beating division
rivals Northwestern and the University of Wisconsin in a home
tournament on April 22. The Maroons reached the Final Four in
playoffs at the University of Toledo where, sporting a regular
season record of 7-0, the team beat Truman State in the quarterfinals
before falling to eventual champion Miami University, Oxford,
swings into postseason
of C softball team advanced to the NCAA Division III playoffs
for the first time in its history, chosen, along with nine other
teams, from a pool of independents and non-automatic qualifiers.
In the competition's Great Lakes Regional, the Maroons (24-12-1)
beat Marian College 5-2, but later lost 3-4 to the University
of Wisconsin-Whitewater and 4-6 to the University of St. Thomas.