Women’s Basketball Caps Historic Season

The University of Mary Washington women’s basketball team entered the season with a sour taste in its mouth. It ended the 2010-11 campaign with a 20-6 record but lost in the Capital Athletic Conference semifinals and missed out on the NCAA Tournament for the first time in seven years. Determined not to let that happen again, the veteran squad took each game of the 2011-12 season as if it were its last, and the results were historic. Mary Washington completed the regular season undefeated at 25-0, its second undefeated slate in the past six years. It topped its two biggest rivals, Marymount University and York College, en route to the Capital Athletic Conference tournament championship. Gaining one of the top seeds in the NCAA Division III Tournament, the Eagles hosted the first and second rounds in early March at the new Anderson Center, which was filled to near capacity for each game. UMW opened its NCAA run by showing off its national-best defense, limiting visiting Keuka … [Read more...]

Eagles Swim to NCAA Championships

The UMW men’s and women’s swim teams saw three competitors advance to the NCAA Division III Swimming Championships in March. Megan DeSmit ’12, Amber Kerico ’14, and Alex Anderson ’15 represented the Eagles at the championships in Indianapolis. Details were not available by press time, but DeSmit was to compete in the 100-yard breaststroke, the 200-yard breaststroke, and the 200 freestyle. Kerico was to swim in the 100 breaststroke, the 200 breaststroke, and the 100-yard butterfly. And Anderson was to swim in the 50 freestyle, the 400 individual medley, and the 200-yard breaststroke. Find details about their performances at … [Read more...]

Wimmer Named D3Hoops All-American

Women’s basketball guard Katie Wimmer ’12 was named a fourth-team All-America selection by after leading the Eagles to a 30-1 record in the 2011-12 season. Wimmer closed her career as one of only two players in school history with more than 1,000 points, 500 rebounds, 200 assists, and 200 steals. This season Wimmer, who earlier gained first team all-conference and all-region accolades, led the team in scoring with 394 points and added 135 rebounds, 89 assists, and 84 steals. For her career, she finished with classmate Jenna McRae ’12 for fifth in school history in scoring, with 1,383 points. Wimmer posted a career 562 rebounds, 313 assists, and 216 steals, including 84 this year. … [Read more...]

Applebury a Regional Coach of the Year

UMW head basketball coach Deena Applebury was named one of eight 2012 Russell Athletic/Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Division III regional coaches of the year. She also was named a finalist for the National Coach of the Year Award. Applebury’s No. 7 Eagles advanced to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Division III National Tournament, riding a program-best 30-0 record before ending the season with a 30-1 mark. The ninth-year head coach was named the Russell Athletic/WBCA Coach of the Year in 2007. She has twice before earned a nod for WBCA Regional Coach of the Year. Russell Athletic, which manufactures and sells athletic wear, and the WBCA present the annual National Coach of the Year Award in each of the five WBCA membership divisions: NCAA Divisions I, II and III; National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics; and junior/community college and high school. This marks the award’s 30th year; the WBCA has selected the recipients since 1985. … [Read more...]