ANOTHER JUMBO YEAR It was a great year for the Jumbos! The hard work and dedication of our athletes culminated in:
Out of more than 400 D3 schools in the 2017 Learﬁeld Directors’ Cup, which recognizes athletic success for NCAA colleges and universities.
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Students were named to the Academic All-American team. One was named national scholar-athlete of the year.
Jumbos ﬁnished the year with 4.0 GPAs
7 Coaches were honored as regional or conference coaches of the year
Women’s Basketball: With a 30–3 season, the Jumbos made their 4th straight NCAA Final Four appearance. Coach Carla Berube also found success on the national stage after being named the U16 National Team coach. Carla and her team blew out Canada 91–46 and qualiﬁed for a berth to the 2018 FIBA U17 World Cup.
Men’s Soccer: After winning the NESCAC tournament, the Jumbos went on to the NCAA ﬁnals and made it to the Elite Eight. The team only gave up two goals the entire season. Conor Coleman ’18 won the National ScholarAthlete of the Year Award for Division III Men’s Soccer and Coach Josh Shapiro was named NESCAC Coach of the Year.
Men’s Basketball: The team made their second straight Sweet Sixteen appearance in the D3 NCAA tournament. Baseball: The Jumbos won their second straight NESCAC championships. Men’s Track and Field: 20 runners qualiﬁed for the outdoor meet, the most in program history. Women’s Track and Field: Tufts hosted the New England Division III indoor track and ﬁeld championship and received third place. At the NCAA outdoor championships, Brittany Bowman ’18 ran 35:22.11 in the 10,000 meter race, shaving more than 10 seconds off the Tufts school record. Softball: The team continued their streak and surpassed 20 wins every season since 2004.
Women’s Soccer: The team had its best season in years (10–6–3 overall; 6–2–2 in NESCAC), advanced to the NESCAC tournament championship game, and qualified for the NCAA tournament for the ﬁrst time since 2007. Coach Martha Whiting also took home the title of NESCAC Coach of the Year. Sailing: The Jumbos took 13th place overall at the Atlantic Coast Championship and Alp Rodopman ’19 placed sixth at the Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) singlehanded national championship. Cross Country: The women’s team placed seventh in the NCAA regional championships, the top ﬁnish among
NESCAC teams. Men’s cross country ﬁnished eighth out of 55 teams at the same meet. Coach Kristen Morwick was also named the New England Cross Country Coach of the Year! Crew: The Jumbos had a great showing at the Head of the Charles, the largest annual two-day regatta in the world. Men’s collegiate eight, men’s collegiate four, and men’s quad boat (with four Tufts alumni!) all had successful races. The Women’s quad boat ﬁnished 15th and the Varsity Eight boat placed 11th. Volleyball: The team ended the season with a 23 –7 record and undefeated 10–0 in NESCAC play. They advanced to the Sweet 16 in the NCAA tour nament and Cora Thompson was named NESCAC and American Volley ball Coaches Association (AVCA) Northeast Region Coach of the Year. Men’s Golf: The team ﬁnished third in the NESCAC qualiﬁer and will play in the NESCAC ﬁnals this upcoming spring!
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