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Sarah Collins

Sarah Collins  Photo: Mickey Goldin

Women’s Basketball

The Beavers posted their second straight 26-3 record while going 18-0 in the NEWMAC for the fourth consecutive season. Babson qualified for its fifth straight NCAA Tournament, advancing to the round of 32 for the fourth successive season. The College won its fifth consecutive NEWMAC Tournament and fourth straight regular season conference championship while extending its league winning streak to 85 games. A WBCA and D3hoops.com All-American, Sarah Collins ’13 was voted ECAC New England and NEWMAC Player of the Year and was named to the first team for those conferences. Linnett Graber ’16 was selected NEWMAC Rookie of the Year.

Men’s Alpine Skiing

History was made during the men’s alpine skiing season. Babson secured the program’s best finish in its 10 appearances at the USCSA National Championships, placing third in the country. The Beavers’ lofty marks didn’t end there, as they also won their inaugural USCSA Eastern Regional title. Carter Dowd ’16 earned USCSA All-America honorable mention laurels in the giant slalom and ECSC Skier of the Year honors. Sam Barber ’16 and Graham Quisenberry ’16 were named USCSA All-America honorable mentions in the combined standings, and Dowd and Zach Breakstone ’13 were named to the All-MacConnell Division team.

Men’s Ice Hockey

The Beavers set two defensive records en route to winning their first ECAC East Tournament title since 2009. The team finished with a program best 2.20 goals against average, while goalie Zeke Testa ’13 broke his school record by producing a 1.85 GAA in 17 games. Going 18-7-5 overall and 10-5-3 in league play, the squad advanced to the NCAA Tournament quarterfinal round. Testa was named an AHCA All-American, ECAC East Goalie of the Year, and to the allconference first team; Ryan Heavey ’14 earned second-team honors; and Jamie Murray ’16 picked up all-rookie team accolades as a goalie. —Scott Dietz, associate director of athletics