As many students were busy planning their spring break plans, athletes from five different varsity sports competed at their respective NCAA Division II National Championships, hoping to earn an individual title. Eight athletes from the wrestling, men’s and women’s track, and men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams each represented Mines in their event. In honor of their performance at the national level, here are their results.
The Mines’ men’s basketball team ended their season last Monday, but not before making school history one last time. Already breaking the single season record for wins, the Orediggers held on for a 62-59 win over Adams State in the opening round of the Division II NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament, earning the school’s first ever victory in the Division II form of March Madness.
In the past decade, only four Mines Softball pitchers have held their opponents hitless for an entire game. Now, Lady Oredigger Kelly Unkrich can add her name to that list. Unkrich, a sophomore from Highlands Ranch, Colorado, became the fifth Mines pitcher since 2001 to toss a no-hitter during a March 6 victory over New Mexico Highlands University. In just her second year of collegiate competition, the civil engineer has been named RMAC pitcher of the week twice, pitched 20 complete games and is currently on a six-game winning streak.
CSM’s seniors showed some confusion last week about the scheduled “break.” Many attempted to show up for class or turn in homework, and a few professors followed suit, worsening the situation. Others thought that they were attending classes even though they were not. Said mechanical engineering senior John Noble, “Spring break? Isn’t that in June…