2014-15

August, 2014 – DePauw University President Dr. Brian W. Casey appointed to represent the NCAC as a member of the NCAA Division III Chancellors/President’s Advisory Group (PAG) …

November, 2014 – The Hiram women’s basketball team opened the 2014-15 season two weeks early to help fulfill Mount Saint Joseph freshman Lauren Hill’s dream to play in a collegiate basketball game after she had been diagnosed with an inoperable form of brain cancer … Wabash cross country coach Roger Busch named U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Great Lakes Region Coach of the Year after leading the Little Giants to their second-consecutive regional title … Oberlin women’s cross country posted its best finish in school history at the NCAA Div. III Championships, finishing seventh overall with 237 points … Ohio Wesleyan and Kenyon squared off in the third round of the NCAA Div. III Men’s Soccer Tournament with the Battling Bishops prevailing by a 2-0 margin. OWU then advanced to the national semifinals for the 10th time in school history after edging Christopher Newport in penalty kicks, 4-2, with the score tied at 2-2 following 110 minutes of play … Wittenberg announced the addition of men’s volleyball as a varsity sport for the 2015-16 academic year.

December, 2014 –Kenyon Field Hockey coach Jacque DeMarco named the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Great Lakes Region Coach of the Year after leading the Ladies to the NCAA Tournament and setting the school record for wins with a final mark of 19-3 ... Ohio Wesleyan men's soccer cappe dits season with a 3-0 loss to Tufts in the NCAA DIII semifinals, at Swope Park in Kansas City.

February, 2015 – The College of Wooster announced the resignation of president Dr. Grant H. Cornwell, effective June 30, 2015. Cornwell will continue his career as the president of Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida … Ohio Wesleyan men’s soccer coach and professor of health and human kinetics, Jay Martin, was awarded $10,000 from the 2015 NCAA Innovations in Research and Practice Grant Program to study hazing.

March, 2015 – Kenyon baseball accomplished the rare feat of a no-hitter not once, but twice in the same week while on their annual spring break trip in Florida. Freshman Jesse Bogacz twirled his no-hitter in a 4-0 win over Immaculata on March 6th, while junior Paul Henshaw followed suit just two days later in a 7-0 victory over Westminster … Two NCAC women’s basketball teams competed in the NCAA Div. III Tournament for the first time since the 1994-95 season, with Wittenberg earning the leagues AQ by winning the NCAC Tournament and DePauw earning one of the 20 at-large bids into the 64-team field … Former Wabash men’s basketball coach Mac Petty selected as a head coach for the 2015 National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC)/Reese’s Div. III College All-Star game … D3hoops.com named Ohio Wesleyan freshman guard Nate Axelrod the 2015 Great Lakes Region Rookie of the Year … Ohio Wesleyan men’s basketball coach Mike DeWitt named the NABC Great Lakes District Coach of the Year … The Kenyon men’s swimming & diving team won its NCAA-record 34th national title after tallying 468 points at the 2015 NCAA Div. III Swimming & Diving Championships in Shenandoah, Texas. The Denison men finished second at the national meet for the third year in a row with 383 points. In the women’s standings, Denison was the top NCAC finisher in second with 457.5 points, while Kenyon posted its 35th-straight top-five finish in fourth with 404 points. Following the four days of competition, NCAC student-athletes won 13 national titles, logged 79 All-American performances and posted 67 honorable-mention All-American performances. In addition, Denison sophomore Max Levy was named the 2015 national Men’s Diver of the Year and DU diving coach Russ Bertram was named the Men’s National Diving Coach of the Year after Levy swept both diving events at the national meet. Kenyon head coach Jess Book was also named the men’s national Swimming Coach of the Year.

April, 2015 – Hiram College and the National Football League (NFL) teamed up to present The Football Officiating Academy on April 10th.

May, 2015 – The NCAC and its Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) outraised the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) by a $2,783.54 to $880 margin over the course of its friendly and spirited “Change War” fundraising competition during the 2015 NCAA Division III Week in support of the Cure Starts Now Foundation … The College of Wooster named former Kenyon President S. Georgia Nugent as interim president, effective July 1, 2015 … The Oberlin baseball team collected the first male conference team championship in school history after defeating Wooster, 11-5, in game seven of the 2015 NCAC Baseball Tournament … The Ohio Wesleyan men’s lacrosse team suffered their lone loss of the season in the quarterfinal round of the NCAA Tournament. The Battling Bishops entered the quarterfinal matchup against Gettysburg riding an 18-game winning streak … DePauw won the NCAC All-Sports Championship, earning the 2014-15 Dennis M. Collins All-Sports Trophy. The Tigers won three conference championships and combined to post top-five finishes in 19-of-23 championship sports to earn the NCAC All-Sports Championship for the second time in school history … The Wittenberg men’s and women’s golf teams both posted top-five finishes at their respective 2015 NCAA Div. III Championships. The women finished second in their first-ever national appearance with a four-round total of 1,281 strokes, while the men posted their best finish in program history in third with a 72-hole score of 1,177… The DePauw women’s softball team swept its way through a four-team double elimination regional and then took 2-of-3 against Moravian to advance to the 2015 NCAA Div. III Softball Championships for the fourth time in school history. The Tigers finished in a tie for fifth at the eight-team double elimination national championship tournament with a 1-2 record … Wittenberg women’s golf coach Jeff Roope named Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) Great Lakes Region Coach of the Year … The NCAC swept all four major awards in both genders to highlight the 2015 USTFCCCA Outdoor Track & Field All-Great Lakes Region selections. On the women's side, Ohio Wesleyan junior Sara Johnson was named the region's Track Athlete of the Year, while Denison junior Aedin Brennan was tabbed the region's Field Athlete of the Year. In addition, Ohio Wesleyan head coach Kris Boey was named the regional Coach of the Year for the ninth time in his career, while OWU's Andrew Bloom was also tabbed as the region's Assistant Coach of the Year. For the men, DePauw junior Marcus Dozier collected the region's Track Athlete of the Year Award, while Wabash senior Nick Boyce was named the region's Track Athlete of the Year. In the coaches’ circle, the Little Giants swept the yearly awards with head coach Clyde Morgan earning the region's Coach of the Year honor and Roger Busch collecting the Assistant Coach of the Year award … Denison junior Aedin Brennan became the first female track & field student-athlete in school history to win a national title after topping the championship field in the heptathlon with 5,091 points.

June, 2015 – Seven student-athletes from the NCAC were selected to participate in the 2015 NCAA Career In Sports Forum, including Allegheny’s Cameron Olson and Travis Thomas, the DePauw quad of Heather O’Brien, Marcus Dozier, Jennifer Dimos & Alexandria Ramirez and Ohio Wesleyan’s Taylor Dickson  The DePauw softball coaching staff, consisting of head coach Erica Hanrahan and assistants Jamie Mueller and Bob England, recognized by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) as the Div. III Central Region Staff of the Year … A total of 665 student-athletes were named to the 2014-15 NCAC Academic Honor Roll … NCAC named Denison’s Casey Cempre as the recipient of the 2015 Don Hunsinger Award and DePauw’s Maggie MacPhail as the winner of the 2015 Pam Smith Award.

July, 2015 – The National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators (NACWAA) named Oberlin Director of Athletics Natalie Winkelfoos its 2015 NCAA Division III Administrator of the Year.