Connecticut College Magazine · Summer 2013


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Camels move up in NESCAC rankings

Camels move up in NESCAC rankings
Michael LeDuc '14 became Connecticut College's third NCAA champion with a dramatic win in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championship May 25 in La Crosse, Wis.

Connecticut College sports teams racked up 39 wins in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) this year, placing the Camels ahead of Wesleyan, Hamilton, Colby and Bates in total NESCAC win percentage for the 10 teams that compete with a full round-robin conference schedule.

The Camels boast a nonleague winning percentage of nearly 70 percent, and one team — women's volleyball — qualified for the NCAA tournament. The College also did well in sports that compete outside of the NESCAC, including water polo and sailing, and sports in which athletes compete individually in addition to as a team, such as cross country and tennis. The water polo team won its conference championship, for example, and Mike LeDuc '14 (at right, center) became the College's third NCAA champion when he won the 3,000-meter steeplechase in dramatic fashion on May 25.

Connecticut College hasn't been in last place in the NESCAC standings since the 2006-07 academic year, and progress has been consistent, with the Camels winning at least 33 conference games every year since 2009-10.

“Our success is a testament to the investment we have made in athletics, both in facilities and in support for coaches and athletes, including training, recruiting and leadership development,” said President Leo I. Higdon, Jr. “We have established a firm foundation for future growth, and I see potential for Connecticut College to break into the top ranks of the NESCAC.”

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