Babson Athletics excelled during the 2021–2022 academic year, including a number of “firsts” and historic team and individual performances:
- A department-record 14 programs were represented in their respective national championships.
- Each of the seven teams to qualify for the NCAA tournament (field hockey, men’s soccer, women’s volleyball, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, ice hockey, and softball) won at least one tournament game.
- Anthony Rodriguez ’24 became the first men’s cross country runner to qualify for the NCAA championships in November.
- The women’s soccer team set a school record with 758 scoreless minutes and seven consecutive shutouts to end the season.
- The field hockey team tied its program record with 21 wins, including a school-record 17-game winning streak on the way to reaching the NCAA quarterfinals.
- The women’s basketball, men’s basketball, and ice hockey teams all made the NCAA tournament in the same season for the first time in school history.
- The ice hockey team claimed its first conference championship on home ice with a 5-3 win over Skidmore.
- The women’s alpine ski team recorded its best finish in program history (third), and the men’s team matched its best finish (tied for third) at the USCSA National Championships.
- The softball team won its final 18 games of the regular season and set a new program record with 19 consecutive victories.
- Olivia Soffer ’25 posted the most successful season in the history of the women’s tennis program, becoming the first woman to earn All-America honors and the first woman to qualify for the NCAA Singles Championship, where she advanced to the quarterfinals.
- The men’s tennis team earned its highest ranking in program history (25th).
- Katherine Jacobs ’22 earned the first All-America award for the women’s track & field program in the 100-meter hurdles.
- The men’s golf team earned its highest ranking in school history (No. 4) during the regular season and posted its highest finish in Division III history (tied for 12th) at the NCAA championship. The team also collected a record four All-America awards, including Nicholas Gianelos ’22 becoming the first in program history to earn All-America first-team honors.
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