The 2020 NCAC Indoor Track & Field Championships will be held Friday-Saturday, February 28-29, at the Mitchell Fieldhouse in Granville, Ohio. The Oberlin women are seeking their fourth-consecutive NCAC title, while the Wabash Little Giants are in search of their seventh overall title. Both squads have been selected as the favorites heading into this year’s meet based on pre-championship balloting by the league coaches.
Allegheny women's basketball junior Julianna Skowron (Sewickley, PA/Oakland Catholic) was named to the D3hoops.com Team of the Week, announced Tuesday, Feb. 25.
The Intercollegiate Officiating Association has partnered with the Midwest Football Officials’ Alliance – Division III and former National Football League official Bill Carollo to oversee football officiating operations beginning with the 2020 season. The partnership, announced today by IOA President Amy Williams, will involve all 10 North Coast Athletic Conference football schools.
Wittenberg has earned the top seed in the 2020 NCAC Men's Basketball Tournament, which begins with quarterfinal games at campus sites on Tuesday evening. The seeding follows the regular-season standings with the top four seeds hosting quarterfinal contests. The tie between Allegheny (8-10) and Oberlin (8-10) for fifth and the tie between Denison (7-11) and Ohio Wesleyan (7-11) for seventh were both broken via the conference tiebreaker system for seeding purposes only.
The 2020 NCAC Men's and Women's Indoor Track and Field Combined Championships were held on Saturday, Feb. 22, and Sunday, Feb. 23, at Oberlin College. Ohio Wesleyan junior Courtney Owens (Gahanna, OH/Lincoln) won the pentathlon with 3,388 points, while Oberlin junior Adriano Atallah (New Rochelle, NY/Regis) won the heptathlon with 4,475 total points. Owens claimed the pentathlon victory after placing first in the 60-meter hurdles (9.29), the long jump (5.27m) and tying for first in the high jump (1.56m). She also recorded a third-place finish in the 800-meter run (2:30.12) and was fourth in the shot put (9.92m). Atallah earned the heptathlon win after taking first in the long jump (6.52m), the 60-meter dash (7.11), placing second in both the shot put (11.37m) and the 1,000-meter run (2:57.65), finished third in the 60-meter hurdles (8.84), tied for third in the pole vault (3.35m) and was 11th in the high jump (1.58m).
Kenyon’s Ron Kontura and Denison's Russ Bertram have been named Men's and Women's Diving Coaches of the Year, while Kenyon’s Jess Book and Allegheny’s Max Niggel have been named Men's and Women's Swimming Coaches of the Year. Both sets of awards were announced today after voting by the conference's head coaches.