On May 6, the Brandeis Department of Athletics held its annual Student-Athlete Recognition and Award Dinner. Director of Athletics Sheryl Sousa and Dean of Students Rick Sawyer were on hand to give out awards to 10 different student-athletes. Read about the winners here!
Junior Paul Norton became the Brandeis men's cross country team's first All-American since 1999 today, finishing seventh overall out of 276 runners at the NCAA Division III championships in Cleveland. Norton helped the Judges to a 24th-place finish out of 32 teams.
Junior Grayce Selig and sophomore Alyssa Pisarik claimed All-New England honors today at the New England Division III women's cross country regionals. With a sixth-place finish, the Judges just miss out on making a trip to nationals, though Selig qualified as an individual.
Senior Ally Connolly had her personal best finish of the season and the best finish by any Brandeis runner since 2004 at the University Athletic Association cross country championships, placing 14th to earn second-team All-UAA honors. As a team, the Judges finished in fourth place.
Junior Grayce Selig was the women's cross country team's top finisher for the third time in four meets this season, placing 46th overall and 11th among Division III finishers at the 2009 Open New England Championships. The Judges were sixth among DIII schools and 20th overall out of 49 teams.
With five of the top 20 runners, the 15th-ranked Brandeis women's cross country team won the Connecticut College Invitational. The Judges, led by junior Marie Lemay and sophomore Alyssa Pisarik, who finished fifth and sixth, bested runner-up RPI by 34 points.
For the second time in as many years, the Brandeis cross country teams have earned national rankings at the same time. On the strength of their performances at the UMass Dartmouth Shriners Invitational, the Brandeis women entered the poll at No. 15, while the men checked in at No. 21.
With five of the top 25 runners and seven of the top 40, the Brandeis women's cross country team placed second out of 42 teams at the UMass-Dartmouth Shriner's Invitational. The Judges, led by junior Grayce Selig, finished ahead of 16th-ranked Colby and Stonehill, ranked No. 21 in Division II.
For the second year in a row, junior Grayce Selig was first across the finish line as the Brandeis women's cross country team defeated cross-town rival Bentley, 15-50. She was one of nine Judges to cross the line in a pack.