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SCIAC Spring Teams Head to NCAA Division III Championships

SCIAC Spring Teams Head to NCAA Division III Championships

The Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Spring sports teams are heading to the NCAA Division III Championships. Here is a look at what is slated for the upcoming weeks. 

Baseball

The SCIAC Postseason Tournament will take place Friday-Sunday, May 10-12. The NCAA Division III Championship field will be announced Monday, May 13. 

Latest D3baseball.com Top 25 Rankings: No. 12 Chapman; RV: La Verne, Cal Lutheran

Men's Golf

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The La Verne men's golf team won its first team title since 2012-13 and earned the SCIAC's automatic qualifier to the NCAA Division III Championship after seven rounds of SCIAC play (SCIAC No. 1, SCIAC No. 2, and the SCIAC Championships). The Leopards finished with 2057 strokes over the seven rounds to earn the win by four shots over second-place Redlands (2061) and by six shots over third-place Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (CMS). Both the Bulldogs and Stags earned at-large bids to the NCAA championship which will take place May 14-17 in Nicholasville, Ky. at the Keene Trace Golf Club. 

Latest GCAA Top 25 Rankings: No. 9 Redlands; No. 11 La Verne; No. 12 CMS

Women's Golf

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The defending national champion Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (CMS) women's golf team won the program's third straight SCIAC team title and earned the SCIAC's automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Championship May 14-17 at Bay Oaks Country Club in Houston, Texas. After seven rounds of SCIAC No. 1, SCIAC No. 2 and SCIAC Championships, the Athenas amassed 2129 total strokes to finish ahead of Redlands (2164 strokes) which earned an at-large berth to the NCAA postseason after finishing second over seven rounds. 

Two individuals from the SCIAC also earned one of six individual spots at the NCAA Championships. Emily Lewis of Chapman and Taylor Beckwith of Whittier will travel to Houston as well and compete in the field. Both were First Team All-SCIAC honorees in 2019 after tying for seventh at the three-day SCIAC Championships. 

Latest WGCA Top 25 Rankings: No. 6 CMS; No. 9 Redlands; No. 13 Pomona-Pitzer; No. 22 Whittier; RV: Cal Lutheran

Women's Lacrosse

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The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (CMS) women's lacrosse team secured an at-large bid to the NCAA Championship following a 15-3 victory over Pomona-Pitzer in the 2019 SCIAC Postseason Tournament championship game. The Athenas enter the NCAA postseason with a 16-2 overall record and will take on Amherst in a second round contest in Amherst, Mass. on Sunday, May 12 at 1 p.m. local time (10 a.m. PDT). 

Softball

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The Whittier softball team secured the SCIAC automatic bid to the NCAA playoffs as the Poets won their first SCIAC Postseason Tournament since 2015. Whittier takes the field with a 23-18-1 overall record after the Poets earned a pair of victories over Pomona-Pitzer, 5-3 and 4-3 in the double-elimination conference tournament. 

Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (CMS) earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Championship and will host the Poets in regional action. The Athenas (31-11) and Whittier will be joined by Linfield which earned a bye in the first round of the regional. 

Latest NFCA Top 25 Rankings: No. 24 CMS

Men's Tennis

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The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (CMS) men's tennis team won the program's 14th consecutive SCIAC Championship crown and earned the league's automatic qualifier to the NCAA Division III Championship. The Stags (29-1) earned a bye to the second round where they will host Texas Dallas on May 10. Also in that pod are Trinity (Texas) and Whitman. CMS earned a 5-0 win over Pomona-Pitzer to secure the SCIAC Postseason Tournament title. 

Latest ITA Top 40 Rankings: No. 1 CMS; No. 18 Pomona-Pitzer; No. 21 Redlands; No. 22 Caltech; No. 39 Cal Lutheran

Women's Tennis

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The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (CMS) women's tennis team secured its eighth straight SCIAC Postseason championship and earned a bye to the second round of the NCAA Division III Championship after winning the conference automatic qualifier to the NCAA Division III Championship with a 5-0 win over Pomona-Pitzer in the tournament final. The defending national champion Athenas (23-1) will host the winner of Linfield and Texas-Dallas on May 10. 

The Sagehens (15-5) were awarded an at-large bid to the national postseason as well as a first round bye. They will take on Trinity (Texas) in the second round of the NCAA championships. 

Latest ITA Top 40 Rankings: No. 2 CMS; No. 5 Pomona-Pitzer; No. 20 Caltech, No. 29 Redlands

Men's Outdoor Track & Field

The men's NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships will take place at the SPIRE Institute May 23-25 in Geneva, Ohio.

Latest USTFCCCA Top 25 Rankings: No. 2 Pomona-Pitzer; No. 12 Redlands

Women's Outdoor Track & Field

The women's NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships will take place at the SPIRE Institute May 23-25 in Geneva, Ohio.

Latest USTFCCCA Top 25 Rankings: No. 2 Redlands; No. 20 Occidental; No. 25 CMS

Women's Water Polo 

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The California Lutheran women's water polo team earned the SCIAC automatic qualifier to the NCAA Championship with a 10-9 thriller over Pomona-Pitzer in the final of the SCIAC Postseason Tournament. The Regals enter national postseason play with an overall ledger of 21-8 and will take on Pacific in first round action on Tuesday, May 7 at 1:45 p.m.  

Latest CWPA Top Division III Top 10 Rankings: No. 1 Cal Lutheran; No. 2 Pomona-Pitzer; No. 3 La Verne; No. 4 Whittier; No. 5 Redlands; No. 6 CMS; No. 7 Chapman; No. 9 Occidental