Three Student-Athletes Make NCAA Meets
For three individual student-athletes, the 2009-10 season included invitations to the highest level of NCAA Division III competition.
It started with women’s cross country runner Mary Pfeifer ’12, who finished 67th the 2009 NCAA Division III Championship Meet Nov. 21. Pfeifer’s finish was the second best in program history. Pfeifer posted a time of 23:16.2 while running in a loaded 280-runner field at Highland Hills Golf Club in Beachwood, Ohio.
Next up was a surprise entrant in the NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships on March 13 at DePauw University as Josh Colbert ’13 finished 14th in the long jump with a distance of 21 feet, 4 1/4 inches. Colbert was the first Tiger men’s indoor track and field athlete to compete in the national championship since 2004, and qualified for the meet after posting the top mark in the NCAC Championships.
Adeline Brym ’10 put the finishing touches on her remarkable collegiate career with her second straight appearance at the NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving National Championships on March 20 in Minneapolis, Minn.
Brym, an All-American in 2009, competed in the 50-yard freestyle and 100- and 200-yard backstroke events. She finished 43rd, 27th and 27th in the events, respectively, impressive achievements considering the fact that Brym missed the first part of the 2009-10 season as a result of off-campus study at the Duke University Marine Biology Lab in Beaufort, N.C.