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The college experience is a time of learning and growth – a chance to follow passions and develop potential. For student-athletes in Division III, all of this happens most importantly in the classroom and through earning an academic degree. The Division III experience provides for passionate participation in a competitive athletic environment, where student-athletes push themselves to excellence and build upon their academic success with new challenges and life skills. And student-athletes are encouraged to pursue the full spectrum of opportunities available during their time in college. In this way, Division III provides an integrated environment for student-athletes to take responsibility for their own paths, follow their passions and find their potential through a comprehensive educational experience.
Over 15,000 men and women compete in NCAA-sponsored championship events each year.
NESCAC first permitted NCAA team participation in the 1993-94 academic year
Williams and NESCAC did not allow NCAA postseason team championship competitions until the 1993-94 academic year, when a three year-trial period was introduced.
However, Williams won the 1982 and 1983 women's swimming & diving titles by qualifying enough athletes on an individual basis to out score all of the other teams entered.
Prior to the 1993-94 academic year only Eph individual athletes could participate in NCAA post-season chamionships.
Williams has hosted seven NCAA Championship Finals on campus since 1993:
1993 -- Men's Soccer
1994 -- Men's Swimming & Diving
1995 -- Women's Swimming & Diving
1995 -- Men's Soccer
1998 -- Men's Tennis
1999 -- Men's Golf
1999 -- Women's Soccer
Williams has won more NCAA Division III Championships in more sports (11) than any other school.
Willaims won the first NCAA Division III Championship offered in women's swimming and diving (1982) and women's rowing (2002).
Williams was the first NCAA Division III women's tennis team to repeat as NCAA champions (2001 & 2002) and they repeated again in 2008 & 2009. Winning again in 2010 and 2011 tied Williams with Emory for most titles in a row (4) and giving the Ephs the lead in overall titles in women's tennis with 6. In 2013 the Ephs raised their streak of NCAA women's tennis titles to a record six in a row and their leading total of overall NCAA titles to 8.
Though the Eph women;s tennis team streak ended in 2014, they won the 2015 NCAA title and boast the most title won in women's tennis (9).
Williams won the first NCAA DIII Rowing title offered for Women in 2002 in Indianapolis. The Ephs then became the first NCAA women's crew team to win eight NCAA titles in a row -- 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013. Overall the Eph women rowers have captured nine NCAA titles.
NCAA Post Graduate Scholarships
The Ephs have also won 18 NCAA Post Graduate scholarships since 1965. Men's track & field leads with four. See table below.
Most titles won by a Williams coach in one sport = 9 (Alison Swain '01, women's tennis).
Most consecutive titles NCAA won by one Eph team = 8, Women's Crew
Most consecutive titles won by a Williams coach in one sport = 6 (Alison Swain '01, women's tennis).
Most NCAA titles won by one coach = 8 (Alison Swain '01, women's tennis).
Most titles won in one sport = 10 women's tennis (2 by Julie Greenwood '96 and 8 by Alison Swain '01).
NCAA Division III Championships
Williams has won NCAA championships in 11 different sports:
Women's Tennis (10)
Women's Crew (9) -- including first NCAA Championship offered in 2002
Men's Tennis (4)
Women's Cross Country (3)
Men's Cross Country (2)
Women's Soccer (2)
Women's Swimming & Diving (2) -- including first two NCAA championship offered in 1982 & 1983
Men's Basketball (1)
Men's Soccer (1)
Women's Indoor Track & Field (1)
Women's Golf (1)
|(1) 1982||Women's Swimming & Diving *||Carl Samuelson|
|(2) 1983||Women's Swimming & Diving||Carl Samuelson|
|(3) 1994||Men's Cross Country||Peter Farwell '73|
|(4) 1995||Men's Cross Country||Peter Farwell '73|
|(5) 1995||Men's Soccer||Mike Russo|
|(6) 1999||Men's Tennis||Dave Johnson '71|
|(7) 2001||Men's Tennis||Dave Johnson '71|
|(8) 2001||Women's Tennis||Julie Greenwood '96|
|(9) 2002||Men's Tennis||Dave Johnson '71|
|(10) 2002||Women's Tennis **||Julie Greenwood '96|
|(11) 2002||Women's Crew *||Justin Moore|
|(12) 2002||Women's Cross Country||Peter Farwell '73|
|(13) 2003||Men's Basketball||Dave Paulsen '86|
|(14) 2004||Women's Cross Country||Peter Farwell '73|
|(15) 2006||Women's Crew||Justin Moore|
|(16) 2007||Women's Indoor Track & Field||Ralph White|
|(17) 2007||Women's Crew||Pat Tynan|
|(18) 2008||Women's Tennis||Alison Swain '01 #|
|(19) 2008||Women's Crew ***||Justin Moore|
|(20) 2009||Women's Tennis||Alison Swain '01|
|(21) 2009||Women's Crew ****||Justin Moore|
|(22) 2010||Women's Tennis||Alison Swain '01|
|(23)2010||Women's Crew*****||Justin Moore|
|(24) 2011||Women's Tennis ******||Alison Swain '01|
|(25) 2011||Women's Crew*******||Brad Hemmerly|
|(26) 2012||Women's Tennis||Alison Swain '01
|(27) 2012||Women's Crew*******||Kate Maloney|
|(28) 2013||Women's Tennis ||Alison Swain '01
|(29) 2013||Men's Tennis||Dan Greenberg '08|
|(30) 2013||Women's Crew********||Kate Maloney|
|(31) 2015||Women's Golf||Bill Kangas|
|(32) 2015||Women's Tennis||Alison Swain '01|
|(33) 2015||Women's Cross Country||Pete Farwell '73|
|(34) 2015||Women's Soccer||Michelyne Pinard|
|(35) 2017||Women's Tennis||Alison Swain '01|
|(36) 2017||Women's Soccer||Michelyne Pinard|
|(37) 2017||Women's Soccer||Michelyne Pinard|
|* 1st NCAA Div. III Championship offered|
|** 1st team to repeat as champions|
|*** 1st team to win three straight NCAA titles|
|**** 1st team to win four straight NCAA titles|
|*****1st team to win five straight NCAA titles|
|******Ties NCAA Record - 4 in a row|
|*******1st team to win six straight NCAA titles|
|*******1st team to win 7 straight NCAA titles|
|********1st team to win 8 straight NCAA titles|
|# first Eph to win an NCAA team title as a player and then
coach an Eph team to five consecutive NCAA Championships
|# # first team to win NCAA Div. III women's tennis title
5 years in a row
NCAA Post Graduate Scholarships
||E. David Coolidge||Basketball|
|1965||Jerry T. Jones||Football|
||David C. Rikert||Skiing|
||John C. Murray||Football|
||Timothy J. Walsh||Basketball|
||Ann C. Dannhauer||Cross Country/Track|
|1992||Cherie L. Macauley||Cross Country/Track|
||Seth McClennen||Cross Country/Track|
||Gregory J. Crowther||Cross Country/Track|
||Dennis V. Geronimus||Tennis|
|1996||Medley O. Gatewood||Football|
||Jeremie J. Perry||Cross Country/Track|
||Jessica Racusin||Cross Country/Track|