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Collegiate National Champions

March 20, 2011

Yesterday Kristyn Dunleavy ’07 became the most recent in a long line of alums who have gone on to become national champions at the college level.

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Robin Lingle ’60

University of Missouri | Indoor Track and Field | 1965 National Champion

Lingle won the NCAA individual crown in the 1,000 yards in helping the Tigers win the inaugural NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships.

Ann Marie Wycoff ’85

West Point | Swimming | 1987, 1988 & 1989 National Champion

Wycoff is distinguished as the most honored West Point athlete in school history and the all-time winningest female swimmer in NCAA Division II history.  During her time as a cadet she won 9 individual NCAA Championships making her a lock for the Academy’s athletic Hall of Fame.  In 1987 she became the 1st West Point woman to win an individual NCAA Championship when she won the 400-yard individual medley.  In 1988 and 1989 she was named the Outstanding Female Swimmer at the NCAA Division II Championships by winning 4 championships in each meet: the 200, 400 individual medley (Championship record), 200 butterfly and 1650 freestyle.  In 1989 she helped her team place 4th overall despite having only 8 athletes participating.

Jake Kenney ’96

Princeton University | Lacrosse | 1997 & 1998 National Champion

Derek Kenney ’98

University of Virginia | Lacrosse | 1999 National Champion

Kenney became the starting goalie as a freshman, the first time that had happened at Virginia since 1979.  He recorded 15 saves in the national semifinal vs. Johns Hopkins and 12 saves in a 12-10 victory over Syracuse.  He earned a place on the All-Tournament team with more saves than goals allowed over the 3 games.

Liam Banks ’98

Syracuse University | Lacrosse | 2000 National Champion

Banks scored 6 goals on 6 shots, just 1 goal shy of the championship game record, and added 1 assist to lead the Orange to a 13-7 victory over the Princeton Tigers.  His epic performance earned him Most Outstanding Player honors.

Caitlin Banks ’00

University of Virginia | Lacrosse | 2004 National Champion

An All-American in her senior season, Banks led the Cavaliers to the title with 3 goals and an assist in a 10-4 victory over Princeton.  That performance, coupled with 2 goals and an assist in a 12-9 semifinal win over Georgetown, earned her a place on the All-Tournament team.

Nathan Kenney ’01

University of Virginia | Lacrosse | 2003 National Champion

Kenney made a game-changing hit in the waning minutes, causing a huge turnover to help seal a 9-7 win over the Johns Hopkins Blue Jays.

Greg Titus ’03

Salisbury University | Lacrosse | 2004, 2005, 2007 & 2008 National Champion

Titus is in rarified air having finished his 4-year college career without a single loss (85-0).  In the 2007 title game he scored 3 goals in a 15-9 victory over Cortland State.  In a 2008 rematch with the Dragons Titus scored 2 goals and notched 3 assists in a 19-13 drubbing that gave the Sea Gulls their 8th NCAA crown.

Kristyn Dunleavy ’07

Amherst College | Basketball | 2011 National Champion

After scoring 10 points in the final 8 minutes of the national semifinals, she connected on 1 of the Lord Jeffs’ 10 three-pointers in a 64-55 victory over Washington University (St. Louis).

Thomas Payne ’08

United States Naval Academy | Boxing | 2010 National Champion

After winning the Naval Academy’s Brigade Championship he went on to win the National Championship in the 119 pound division.

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