UChicago senior Khia Kurtenbach - not necessarily the favorite to win - ran the perfect race and captured the 2017 NCAA Division III Women's Cross Country National Championship, becoming only the second runner to do so in Maroons' history and the first since 1996.
The Maroon women's team also had a strong finish, taking 14th place in the 32-team field, 11 places higher than its mark in 2016.
FINAL FOUR BOUND: MEN'S & WOMEN'S SOCCER
The UChicago Women's Soccer team captured two more wins -- and four-straight NCAA Tournament victories without allowing a single goal -- to earn its second-straight and fifth overall trip to the NCAA Division III Final Four.
NCAA SEMIFINALS: #3 UChicago (21-1) vs. #1 TCNJ (21-0-1)
When: 11 a.m. ET, Friday, Dec. 1*
Where: UNC Greensboro Soccer Stadium, Greensboro, N.C.
*Winner advances to NCAA Championship game (Dec. 2), will face winner of Hardin-Simmons/Williams.
NCAA SECTIONAL RECAP - SWEET 16
- Friday, Nov. 17 (Round of 16): UChicago 2, Wheaton 0
NCAA SECTIONAL RECAP - QUARTERFINALS
- Saturday, Nov. 18 (Quarterfinal): UChicago 4, Wisconsin-La Crosse 0
FINAL FOUR, AT LAST
The UChicago men's soccer team used a riveting 5-3 win in the penalty kick to advance past Emory (1-1 tie after 2 OTs) and earn its second-ever berth into the NCAA Division III Final Four and first since 1996.
NCAA SEMIFINALS: UChicago (19-2-1) vs. North Park (20-1-1)
When: 7:30 p.m. ET, Friday, Dec. 1.*
Where: UNC Greensboro Soccer Complex, Greensboro, N.C.
*Winner advances to NCAA Championship game (Dec. 2), will face winner of Brandeis/Messiah
NCAA RECAP: Sweet 16
- Nov. 17 Results (Round of 16): UChicago 2, Calvin 0
NCAA RECAP: QUARTERFINALS
NOV. 18 (NCAA QUARTERS): UChicago 1, Emory 1 (UChicago Advances on Penalty Kicks, 5-3)
CAROLA SNAGS TITLE
Maroons' sophomore Nick Carola led the way for the wrestling squad at the Concordia-Wisconsin Invitational, winning the 174-pound individual title. In total, four Maroons placed in the tournament.
NEXT MEET: UChicago at MSOE Invitational
WHEN: 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 2.
- Sophomore Steve Bonsall placed third in the 157-pound bracket.
- Sophomores Kahlan Lee-Lermer and Kyle Peisker earned fourth place finishes at 165 and 174, respectively.
Both the University of Chicago men's and women's teams captured team titles at last weekend's three-day Phoenix Fall Classic, shattering five school records and earning 31 NCAA B-Cut times.
- Friday, Jan. 12: Lewis/Olivet Nazarene at UChicago, 6 PM CT
PHOENIX FALL CLASSIC RECAP:
MIDWAY CLASSIC: A PERFECT 2-0
The UChicago men's basketball team opened its 2017-18 campaign with two home victories in Saturday/Sunday's /Midway Classic, as the Maroons topped Rose-Hulman and Trinity.
Saturday, Nov. 25: Lake Forest at UChicago, 3 PM CT.
MIDWAY CLASSIC RECAP:
SATURDAY, NOV. 18: UCHICAGO 89, ROSE-HULMAN 76
SUNDAY, NOV. 19: UCHICAGO 79, TRINITY 67
The UChicago Women's Basketball team rebounded from a tough loss to #25 Illinois Wesleyan by defeating Colorado College handily to cap the Midway Classic Sunday at Ratner Athletics Center.
Sunday, Nov. 26: Carthage at UChicago, 2 PM CT
MIDWAY CLASSIC RECAP: