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Rochester Review
March–April 2012
Vol. 74, No. 4

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HIGHLIGHTS Winter Sports: A Brief Roundup

BASKETBALL: The women’s team finished 19–6 overall and the men were 17–8. Both were 8–6 in the UAA. Both teams broke the single-season record for free throw accuracy. The men shot 78 percent (380 of 487), barely nipping the record of 77.9 percent (478-614) set by the 1991–92 team.

The women shot 75.5 percent from the line (283-375), smashing the record of 71.8 percent (369-514) set last year.

Jodie Luther ’12 led the women in scoring (10.6 ppg), finishing her career with 1,077 points and eighth all-time. The men’s top two scorers were John DiBartolomeo ’13 at 19.1 and Nate Novosel ’12 at 12.4. Novosel finished his career with 1,197 points, 11th all-time. In the season finale, a 92–73 win over Emory, DiBartolomeo scored a career high 40 points, the highest single-game total for a Rochester men’s player since Chris Fite ’92 scored 40 against St. John Fisher in 1992.

SWIMMING: Sara Spielman ’13 and Rachel deLahunta ’12 both provisionally qualified for the NCAA Division III diving championships on the three-meter board as February came to a close. Final selections were waiting a committee’s decision in early March. The women finished sixth at UAAs, the men seventh. Rochester was ranked in the top 25 in both swimming polls. The Yellowjackets swept the Liberty League championships in December at RPI.

INDOOR TRACK & FIELD: Rochester’s women were third and the men fourth overall at the New York State championships at Hamilton College in late February. James Vavra ’12 was voted the men’s track athlete of the meet after winning the 3,000-meter and 5,000-meter races. For the women, Becky Galasso ’14 won the 500-meter race, breaking a 13-year-old building record in the process and qualifying for the ECAC championships. Galasso anchored the winning 4-by-400-meter relay which also qualified for ECACs.

—Dennis O’Donnell