Summer 2014 Issue

Sports Briefs

By W&M Alumni Magazine

Strait claims historic CAA Swimmer of the Year award
William & Mary senior Andrew Strait was voted the CAA Men’s Swimmer of the Year, becoming the first Tribesman ever to earn top honors from the CAA. During the conference championships in February, Strait took home six gold medals and helped lead W&M to a second-place finish. He finished his career holding the Tribe’s all-time records in seven events, and his 1,300.5 points rank second all-time. In 2012, Strait swam in the U.S. Olympic Trials in
three events.

Tribe earns runner-up finish at CAA Golf Championships
The William & Mary women’s golf team earned a historic runner-up finish at the CAA Championships in April, its best-ever showing and three places better than they were projected to finish. The Tribe finished 633 (+57) overall, tied with Delaware and behind College of Charleston. Freshmen Kelly Moran and Kelly McGovern earned all-tournament honors, tying for fifth place overall.

Funiciello earns NCAA All-America honors
Senior men’s gymnast Landon Funiciello earned NCAA All-America honors on rings for the third time, placing fourth at the NCAA Championships in April. With his performance, Funiciello joins former Tribe standout Ramon Jackson as the only other three-time NCAA All-American in program history.

Tribe baseball wins CAA regular season title
For the first time in school history the William & Mary baseball team captured the CAA regular season title back in May. The Tribe went on to compete in the CAA Tournament, advancing to the championship game for the second straight year before falling 6-4 to No. 2-seed College of Charleston. W&M concluded its season with a record of 34-22, making it the third straight season the Tribe posted 30 or more wins.

Tribe Athletics hosts celebration of women’s athletics
This past February, the William & Mary Athletics Departments held its fifth annual Celebration of Women’s Athletics Luncheon. The event originated to highlight the history of W&M’s women’s athletics programs, bringing together female athletes and coaches to celebrate shared successes and to honor women whose experience in intercollegiate athletics has shaped their lives. Awards were given out to Kathy Carter ’91 and Brittany Ann Lane ’11, both former soccer players for the Tribe.