University of Rochester

Sports: Highlights

Women Return to Sweet 16

The women’s basketball team reached the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament and posted its third 20-win season in four years last winter.

That was one of several top performances during the indoor sports season at Rochester:

Women’s Basketball: The Yellowjackets finished 20–8. Jessie Graham ’06 set an NCAA Division III playoff record by sinking nine 3-point shots in a second-round win over Medaille College. Emily Bango ’07 was named a WBCA Honorable Mention All-American. Rochester won the JPMorgan Chase Scholarship Tournament over St. John Fisher. Helen Baroody ’09 was the MVP. Danielle Muller ’07 and Bango were named Second Team All–UAA. Graham was named Second Team All–ECAC.

Men’s Basketball: The Yellowjackets were 16–9, giving head coach Mike Neer a cumulative record of 492 wins, 293 losses in 30 years. Rochester won the Holiday Inn Airport Invitational and reached the JPMorgan Chase Tournament Championship game. Jon Onyiriuka ’08 was named First Team All–UAA, First Team All–ECAC, and Second Team All-East by the NABC and

Swimming and Diving: The men were 5–5, finishing third overall at the Liberty League championships and seventh at UAAs. Bruce Maki ’09 was named the Liberty League Co-Rookie of the Year. The women ended the dual meet season at 9–2. Kari Joyce ’07 earned Swimmer of the Meet honors at the Liberty League championships. She set two meet records and won three individual titles.

Men’s Indoor Track and Field: Rochester placed third at the State championships. Matt Tierney ’06 won the 400 meters and ran on two winning relays (4-by-200, 4-by-400). Chris Nolan ’06 won the 1,000 meters. At ECACs, the team finished 19th.

Women’s Indoor Track and Field: The Yellowjackets were eighth at the State championships with Cynthia Gurecki ’06 placing fourth in the weight throw and Jamie Landry ’09 capturing fourth in the high jump. In the pentathlon, Landry finished fourth and Whitney Silkworth ’07 was 10th. At ECACs, Rochester claimed the seventh overall spot.