2010-11

June, 2010: Hiram College President Thomas V. Chema (right) named President of the NCAC, while Wittenberg University President Mark H. Erickson was elected as Vice President … The NCAC officially announced that DePauw University would become the 10th member of the conference, beginning in the 2011-12 season.

August, 2010: Women’s golf kicks off its inaugural season as the NCAC’s 23rd sponsored championship sport.

September, 2010: The NCAC launched its new website at www.northcoast.org … 34-year Ohio Wesleyan men’s soccer coach Jay Martin inducted into the Ohio Soccer Hall of Fame.

November, 2010: Oberlin cross country runner Joanna Johnson (left) was named the Great Lakes Region Runner of the Year … The Ohio Wesleyan men’s soccer team and the Denison women’s soccer team both advanced to the quarterfinal round of the 2010 NCAA Tournament.

December, 2010: Three with ties to the NCAC inducted into the Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame, including Wittenberg's Pam Evans Smith, Ohio Wesleyan's Scott Tedder  and the Ohio Wesleyan 1988 Men’s National Championship Team.

February, 2011: Denison’s Katie Navarre (right) was one of 13 recipients for the NCAA’s Women Enhancement Postgraduate Scholarship for Careers in Athletics.

March, 2011: Denison’s Katie Navarre earns a rare second NCAA postgraduate scholarship after being selected as one of 29 female recipients from the fall sports season for the prestigious NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship … Wabash wins its first NCAC Indoor Track & Field Championship ... Hiram announces the addition of men's and women's lacrosse. The teams will begin play in 2013 ... The Wooster men’s basketball team advances to the national championship game, falling to St. Thomas, 78-54. The second-place finish markes the Scots’ best finish in NCAA Tournament play … The Denison men claimed their first-ever national swimming & diving championship, ending 31-time national champion Kenyon's streak by one-point, 500.5-499.5.

April, 2011: Ohio Wesleyan’s David Gatz (left) was awarded a 2011 Walter Byers Postgraduate Scholarship. Recipients of the Walter Byers scholarship must have a grade-point average of at least 3.5, demonstrate evidence of superior character and leadership, and show that participation in athletics has been a positive influence on their personal and intellectual development. … Ohio Wesleyan Sports Information Director Mark Beckenbach was elected to be inducted into the CoSIDA Hall of Fame ... Wabash wins its first NCAC baseball championship. The Little Giants also earn their firat trip to the NCAA tournament ... Allegheny goes into the record books as the first NCAC women's golf champion. Gator Hannah Schonau-Taylor is the championship medalist; she is also named Player of the Year.

May, 2011: Wabash wins its first NCAC Outdoor Track & Field Championship, completing the sweep of 2010-11 league track titles ... Wittenberg hosts, and wins, its first NCAA Div. III men's lacrosse tournament game. The Tigers topped Adrian, 8-7, in  in an overtime thriller ... Hiram softball advances to the championship game of the NCAA Div. III regional tournament, before falling to DePauw, 7-0 … Hiram’s Chris Sabo selected as the male recipient of the 2011 Jim McKay Scholarship. Established in 2008 to honor the contributions of pioneer sports journalist Jim McKay, the program annually awards $10,000 to one female and one male student-athlete in recognition of their outstanding academic achievement and potential to make a contribution in the sports communication industry … Wittenberg’s Jordan Millice awarded the Men’s Golf NCAA Elite 88 Award for the second straight year. The award is given to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade point average participating at the finals site for each of the association's 88 championships each year … Denison wins record 12th All-Sports championship, earning the 2010-11 Dennis M. Collins All-Sports Award (right). The Big Red totaled seven league titles and posted top-five finishes in 18 of 23 sports ... Ohio Wesleyan hosts the 2011 NCAA Division III Men's and Women's Track & Field Championships at Selby Field.


June, 2011: Denison Athletic Director Larry Scheiderer (left) was named the 2010-11 Under Armour AD of the Year for the central region of NCAA Division III. He earns the award for the second time.