NCAA News Archive - 2008
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Division III rewind
A summary of Division III news for the week of March 10-14
The NCAA News
- The National Association of Division III Athletic Administrators (NADIIIAA) will host its third annual summer forum June 3 in San Antonio. The forum is scheduled following the June 1-2 Division III segment of this year’s NCAA Regional Rules Seminar at the Grant Hyatt San Antonio. The program, which is presented through a multiyear partnership between NADIIIAA and the NCAA, will feature panel and roundtable discussion sessions and a networking luncheon. Topics of the discussion session will be announced soon.
- Two coaches reached significant victory milestones last weekend. Gettysburg’s Hank Janczyk became the fifth NCAA men’s lacrosse coach to reach 300 wins when nationally ranked Gettysburg defeated Denison last weekend. He joined Jack Emmer, who won most of his 326 games at Army; Salisbury’s Jim Berkman (315 victories as of March 12), who reached the milestone last season; Georgetown's Dave Urick (306 as of March 12); and Dick Garber of Massachusetts, who won his 300th game in 1990. Also, John Ostrowski became the 11th Division III baseball coach to record 800 victories when Benedictine (Illinois) opened its annual spring trip to Florida with an extra-innings win over Eastern Nazarene. He also became the ninth Division III coach to achieve the milestone by winning all of the games at the same school, and he ranks sixth among active Division III coaches in victories.
- Division III crowned its first 2008 winter sports team champion when Wartburg claimed its sixth wrestling title. Three Knights claimed individual crowns in leading the team to a 47-point victory over runner-up Wisconsin La Crosse. Championships continue this weekend with finals in men’s and women’s indoor track and field and women’s swimming and diving. Kenyon is seeking its 50th Division III team championship in swimming and diving (the men have won 28 straight team titles and the women have won 21 titles in the last 24 years).