San Antonio - A total of 67 Tigers qualified for the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) Fall Academic Honor Roll.
To be eligible, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.25 for the semester and be a regular member of a varsity athletic team in a conference-sponsored sport.
Women’s soccer led the way with 23 student-athletes, followed by men’s soccer with 18. Trinity volleyball had 12 qualifiers, while women’s cross country had eight, and the men’s team posted six student-athletes on the roll.
The Tiger women’s soccer team advanced to the NCAA Division III Round of 16 for the first time in three years.Trinity completed the season with a 17-4-1 overall record and an 8-0-0 mark in conference play. D3soccer.com ranked the Tigers at #20 in the nation.
After the women's soccer team won the SCAC regular-season conference title, fourth-year Head Coach Dylan Harrison was elected SCAC Coach of the Year for the third occasion. Coach Harrison and his assistant coaches were also selected as the United Soccer Coaches DIII West Region Staff of the Year. Kristen Canepa was tabbed for the United Soccer Coaches All-America First Team, D3soccer.com All-America Second Team, and United Soccer Coaches Scholar All-American.
Tiger volleyball had one of its successful seasons in history. Led by 35th-year Head Coach Julie Jenkins, Trinity finished third at the NCAA Division III Championships and completed the season with a 37-5 overall record. The Tigers won their 19th overall SCAC Championship, and Coach Jenkins was elected SCAC Coach of the Year for the 14th time of her career.
The volleyball team then competed in its 25th DIII Tournament, and defeated Hunter (NY) College, Juniata (PA) College, and Calvin College in the Regional and Quarterfinals. The Semifinals appearance was the third for the Tigers, and the first since 2002. Eventual champion Johns Hopkins (MD) University came out on top in the semis. Avery Tuggle and Emily Ellis were elected to the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-America Second Team.
Men’s Soccer began with a Semifinals appearance in the SCAC Tournament and received an at-large bid to its 18th consecutive NCAA Tournament. Led by 29th-year Head Coach Paul McGinlay, the Tigers advanced to the NCAA Second Round and finished with a 12-7-2 overall record. Quentin Van Der Lee, Jacob Galan, and Andrea Codispoti were elected to the United Soccer Coaches All-West Region Teams.
Three Trinity runners competed in the NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships. Brianna Ratliff and Jordan Juran represented the women’s team, while Harry Bellow was the men’s squad’s competitor. Head Coach Emily Daum has guided runners to the NCAA Championships in five of her six years at the helm.
Earlier, the Tiger women finished fourth at the NCAA Regional, while the men came in at #11. Bellow earned All-Region honors for the third consecutive year with a ninth-place finish. Ratliff and Juran also picked up All-Region kudos with respective 10th and 14th-place performances. The cross country teams finished as runners-up at the SCAC Championships. Keaton Holt was presented the SCAC Men’s Cross Country Elite 19 Award for athletic and academic prowess.