Men's Soccer - Oct. 8
Denver Earns No. 1 National Ranking
The University of Denver got off to an impressive 10-1-2 start to the season with three wins over top 25 teams. The hot start to the season earned the Pioneers a No. 1 ranking in the Top Drawer Soccer Top 25 poll. Denver became the first program in Summit League history to be ranked No. 1 in a national poll.
Women's Soccer - Oct. 21
North Dakota's Katie Moller Breaks League Single-Match Points Record
North Dakota’s Katie Moller scored four goals and added an assist to break the league’s single-match points record with nine during a 7-1 victory over Purdue Fort Wayne. Her four goals against the Mastodons tied the league’s single-match record.
Women's Cross Country - Nov. 17
Purdue Fort Wayne's Emma Rafuse Clocks Second-Best League Time at Nationals
Purdue Fort Wayne senior Emma Rafuse finished 58th at the 2018 NCAA Cross Country Championships with a time of 20:45.18. Her time was the second best recorded by a Summit League racer at the national meet. Erin Teschuk of North Dakota State clocked a 20:18.4 time in 2015. Rafuse’s 58th-place finish is the fourth highest by a league runner at nationals.
Volleyball - Nov. 25
Two Teams Earn NCAA Tournament Bids For First Time in League History
For the first time in Summit League history, two volleyball teams advanced to the NCAA Tournament. South Dakota received the league’s automatic bid after knocking off top-seeded Denver in the Summit League Championship, while the Pioneers earned the program’s first at-large bid.
Men's Soccer - Dec. 7
Denver's Shinyashiki named first Senior CLASS Award Winner
Senior forward Andre Shinyashiki was named the winner of the prestigious Senior CLASS Award for his notable achievements in four areas of excellence: classroom, community, character and competition. Shinyashiki became the first Summit League student-athlete in any sport to win the award.
Men's Soccer - Jan. 11
Denver's Shinyashiki Drafted Fifth Overall in MLS
Andre Shinyashiki was selected with the No. 5 overall pick by the Colorado Rapids in the 2019 Major League Soccer SuperDraft. He became the third top 5 pick in any major sport in league history joining Oral Roberts’ Jeff Heathcock (’80) and Mike Moore (’81) who were both drafted No. 1 overall in the MLB draft.