Dating back to 1989, 18 University of Chicago athletes have claimed NCAA Division III championships in individual competition or have been selected as the national player of the year in their respective sports.
The 2009-10 campaign proved to be a remarkable year at UChicago as three Maroons won national titles: Liz Lawton in women's outdoor track & field (5,000- and 10,000-meter runs) and Kendra Higgins and Chrissy Hu in women's tennis (doubles). Higgins's and Hu's crown marked their second in as many years.
UChicago boasts two other multiple national champions in wrestler Peter Wang - the 1991 and 1992 title holder at 177 pounds - and Rhaina Echols, who took top honors in women's cross country before winning national titles in the indoor 5,000-meter run and the outdoor 3,000- and 5,000-meter runs.
Two Maroons turned in national championship performances at the 2004 men's outdoor track & field championship as Tom Haxton led the field in the 10,000-meter run and Adeoye Mabogunje won the triple jump.
Kris Alden became the first UChicago athlete to win an NCAA individual title when he captured the 100-yard breaststroke title at the 1989 men's swimming championship.
Women's soccer player Renee Neuner and men's basketball player Derek Reich both earned national player of the year accolades in 2003, while Taylor Simpson was named national player of the year in 2012.
|2016||Michelle Dobbs||Women's Indoor Track & Field (800 meters)|
|2015|| Mantim Lee, Thomas Meek,
Jeremy Estes, Matthew Veldman
|Men's Swimming & Diving (400-yard freestyle relay)|
|2014|| Michael Bennett
| Men's Indoor Track & Field (Pole Vault)
Women's Swimming & Diving (200-yard butterfly)
|2012||Taylor Simpson||Women's Basketball (Player of the Year)|
|| Liz Lawton
Kendra Higgins & Chrissy Hu
| Women's Outdoor Track & Field (5,000 and 10,000 meters)
Women's Tennis (Doubles)
|2009||Kendra Higgins & Chrissy Hu||Women's Tennis (Doubles)|
|| Tom Haxton
| Men's Outdoor Track & Field (10,000 meters)
Men's Outdoor Track & Field (Triple Jump)
|| Renee Neuner
| Women's Soccer (Player of the Year)
Men's Basketball (Player of the Year)
|| Rhaina Echols
|| Women's Indoor Track & Field (5,000 meters)
Women's Outdoor Track & Field (3,000 and 5,000 meters)
|1999||Rhaina Echols||Women's Cross Country|
|1992||Peter Wang|| Wrestling (177 pounds)
|1991||Peter Wang||Wrestling (177 pounds)|
|1989||Kris Alden|| Men's Swimming & Diving (100-yard breaststroke)