UChicago Athletics Preview: Feb. 12-18

UChicago Athletics Preview: Feb. 12-18

Swimming & Diving

UChicago will travel to Atlanta for the 2018 University Athletic Association (UAA) Championships – the four-day competition begins on Wednesday and carries on through Saturday.

At last year's UAA Championships, the Maroon women finished third and the men were fourth in the team standings. Sophomore Agnes Lo is the reigning UAA Women's Diver of the Year after sweeping the one-meter and three-meter boards last season. All told, UChicago returns eight women and seven men who earned All-UAA accolades in 2017.

 

Women's Basketball

With their postseason spot already secure, the No. 11-ranked Maroons (20-2 record, 11-0 UAA) return home for weekend matchups with Carnegie Mellon University (9-13, 1-10 UAA) and Case Western Reserve University (4-17, 1-10 UAA) on Friday and Sunday.

Last weekend, the Maroons became the first team to earn an automatic NCAA tournament bid as they clinched a share of the UAA title with road wins over New York University and Brandeis University. It is the second year in-a-row and seventh time in program history that UChicago has qualified for the postseason. After a 59-47 win in a defensive battle with NYU put the Maroons on the cusp, they clinched against Brandeis with a wire-to-wire 81-56 victory. Sophomore guard Mia Farrell led the team with 15 points and six players scored at least nine in a well-balanced effort.

  • DATE/TIME: Friday, Feb. 16 @ 6:30 PM – Carnegie Mellon at UChicago
  • LINKS: Live Stats / Live Video
  • DATE/TIME: Sunday, Feb. 18 @ 1:00 PM – Case Western Reserve at UChicago
  • LINKS: Live Stats / Live Video

 

Men's Basketball

UChicago (10-12 record, 6-5 UAA) begins its three-game home stand at the Ratner Athletics Center with visits on Friday and Sunday from Carnegie Mellon (6-16, 2-9 UAA) and Case Western Reserve (12-10, 6-5 UAA).

The Maroons split their East Coast road trip last weekend, topping NYU 75-66 on Friday night before falling 70-66 at Brandeis on Sunday. Senior Collin Barthel led the way in the victory with a career-high 37 points on 12-of-18 shooting. Barthel made 10 of his 11 free throws and all three of his three-point attempts. On Sunday, Barthel added a double-double with 14 points and 12 rebounds and fellow senior Jake Fenlon poured in 20 points. Barthel was subsequently named UAA Athlete of the Week on Monday.

  • DATE/TIME: Friday, Feb. 16 @ 8:30 PM – Carnegie Mellon at UChicago
  • LINKS: Live Stats / Live Video
  • DATE/TIME: Sunday, Feb. 18 @ 11:00 AM – Case Western Reserve at UChicago
  • LINKS: Live Stats / Live Video

 

Men's and Women's Tennis

The Maroons host a pair of matches at XS Tennis Village this weekend. UChicago will face DePauw University on Friday night before taking on Coe College on Saturday afternoon.

Both teams sit at the No. 9 spot in the national rankings after a busy road trip last weekend that saw each win three matches. The men and women took care of Denison University on Friday by scores of 8-1 and 9-0, before earning 8-1 and 6-3 wins against nationally-ranked Case Western Reserve on Saturday. Sunday saw the men defeat Oberlin College 9-0 while the women wrapped things up with a 7-2 victory against No. 16 Trinity University (Texas). Senior Nicolas Chua and first-year Claire Handa were the UAA Men's and Women's Tennis Athletes of the Week on Monday.

  • DATE/TIME: Friday, Feb. 16 @ 6:00 PM – DePauw at UChicago (XS Tennis Village)
  • DATE/TIME: Saturday, Feb. 17 @ 4:00 PM – Coe at UChicago (XS Tennis Village)

 

Indoor Track & Field

UChicago will host its third indoor meet of the season at the Henry Crown Field House with Saturday's Margaret Bradley Invitational.

Last week UChicago competed in the Midwest Elite Invitational at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. The women earned a second-place finish on the strength of four event titles. Senior Ade Ayoola and junior Alexandra Thompson placed first and second in the high jump, while fellow senior Megan Verner-Crist won the mile in 5:06.49. Sophomore Robin Peter won the 60-meter hurdles (8.96) and first-year Sophie Elgamal took the top spot in the 3,000 meters (10:09.18). The men's side saw six Maroons placed in the top five of their events, led by sophomore Joe Previdi's runner-up finish in the 800 meters (1:55.35).

  • DATE/TIME: Saturday, Feb. 17 @ 11:30 AM – Margaret Bradley Invitational at UChicago