High Five for WPI Athletics

It was a slam dunk for women's basketball last season, as the team captured its second ECAC Division III New England Championship in three years. With a 43–36 victory over top-seeded Nichols College, the WPI team's final season stood at 24–6, a new school record for most victories in a season. 

On the men's basketball team, their fifth straight appearance in the NCAA Division III Championship ended in round two with an 81–68 loss to UMass Dartmouth.

WPI baseball also had an excellent spring season—for the first time in the program's 106-year history, the team earned a spot in the NCAA Division III Championship. "It's a nice reward for all the hard work the guys have put in this year," says coach Mike Callahan. The team ended its best season yet with a 30–13 record, a third place finish in the eight-team regional, a first-ever regular season NEWMAC championship, and an all-time WPI record for wins.

In July, the varsity men's crew team competed—for the first time in the university's history—in the world-renowned Henley Royal Regatta in England. WPI was one of just 27 American institutions participating in the prestigious crew event this year.

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