NCAA Division III Preview: Emory Hopes To Leapfrog Denison and Kenyon

PHOENIX, Arizona, November 8. WITH first- and second-ranked Denison and Kenyon taking the weekend off from competition, third-ranked Emory will look to leapfrog the leaders and take over the top spot in Division III this weekend.

Emory, the four-time defending NCAA champions on the women’s side, will look to continue their success against NAIA Savannah College of Art and Design this afternoon. The Eagles have never lost to the Bees and will be looking to improve upon their season record before taking on the University of Georgia next weekend. Following their last meet against Birmingham Southern, Ross Spock, McKenna Newsum-Schoenberg and Sarah Greene were honored as University Athletic Association men’s and women’s swimmers and divers of the week. Newsum-Schoenberg won three events at that meet and is now ranked seventh in the 100 fly and third in the 200 fly nationally. Spock is ranked fourth in the men’s 50 free with a 20.99, while Greene swept the diving events against Birmingham Southern.

New York University, ranked sixth overall by, will host its Fall Invitational this weekend and has an excellent chance of moving up in the overall rankings. Jeremiah Crowley has already posted the quickest time in the nation this year in the 50 free (20.53) and 100 free (46.08), and is third in the 100 fly with a 50.18. His individual points and relay contributions will continue to be key for the Purple Aces.

Fifth-ranked Washington University and seventh-ranked Chicago will also be in action on Saturday, with the Wash U. teams looking to rebound after splitting with DePauw last weekend. Katie Anderson, Sophie Gan and Emily Ramos each won two events last weekend and will look to duplicate their success tomorrow. Brian Carpenter and Sam Guenin each won two events for the men. Backstroker Bryan Bunning is Chicago’s highest ranked swimmer nationally, as he sits seventh in the 100 back with a 52.30, less than a second out of first. Kevin Ku is also ranked seventh, in the men’s 200 IM (1:57.45).

Other meets to watch this weekend include Carnegie Mellon and Rochester against Grove City and Claremont-Mudd-Scripps at the Redlands Pentathlon. Wheaton will also take on Calvin College on Saturday.

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