Winter sizzled for RIT men and women athletes
|RIT won the Atlantic Hockey championship.|
It was a historic winter season for RIT athletics.
RIT was picked to finish eighth in the Atlantic Hockey Association pre-season poll. The Tigers were the new kids on the block, having made the jump from Division III to Division I the season before. The Tigers arrived in style by winning the league title outright, finishing with a 21-11-2 record. The Tigers were ranked as high as 21st nationally.
The women’s hockey team qualified for the NCAA Division III Tournament for the first time in RIT history, recording a program-record 22 wins and earning a No. 4 national ranking. Sophomore Danielle Nagymarosi set a school record with 32 goals and, along with Stacey McConnell, earned All-American status.
In other highlights:
- Head Coach Debbie Buff led the women’s basketball team to a school-record 15 wins and its first post-season games in the program’s history. Seniors Margot Sandy and Ramata Diallo earned All-Empire 8 honors, while Buff was selected as the conference’s Coach of the Year.
- The men’s basketball team finished with at least a .500 record for the 16th season. • RIT women won the 2007 New York State Collegiate Track Conference Championship for the first time. Seniors Allison Griggs and Danielle Simmons were selected to compete in the NCAA Championships. Dave Warth, head coach for both the men and women, was named 2007 Empire 8 Track & Field Coach of the Year.
- Sophomore Luke Baum and freshman Mike McInally competed in the NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships. McInally finished with a 35-9 record and was chosen as the Most Outstanding Wrestler at the Empire Conference meet in February.
- In the pool, divers Quinn Donahoe and Matt Joseph competed at the NCAA Championships. Donahoe earned All-American status for the third time, and Diving Coach Cliff Devries was named the New York State Men’s Diving Coach of the Year.
For more information about RIT’s teams, visit www.ritathletics.com.