The Babson Athletics Hall of Fame committee announced it will induct the school’s five national championship squads as part of the College’s Centennial Celebration on September 20 inside the new Babson Recreation and Athletics Complex. This is the first time the Hall of Fame’s induction class will include teams, as the 1975, 1979, and 1980 men’s soccer champions, the 1984 men’s ice hockey squad, and the 2017 men’s basketball team are all set to be honored.
Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Craig Kimbrel (left) expressed appreciation for being able to work out with Babson coaches and players during the season, including Matt Noone P’23, head coach of Babson’s baseball program (right).
Two Babson head coaches, Jon Anderson ’75, with men’s soccer, and Stephen Brennan, with men’s basketball, both won their 400th games. Anderson was the seventh active coach and 20th in Division III history to reach the mark, and Brennan recorded the same achievement in his 24th season as head coach.
Four student-athletes taught high school students in Tanzania the basics of Entrepreneurial Thought & Action as part of the Babson Entrepreneurial Leadership Academies: Elizabeth D’Agostino ’21, Katie Gademsky ’20, Austin Mankouski ’20, and Emily Smith ’21.
After concluding her career as the most decorated player in the history of Babson College field hockey, Ashley Tango ’19 attended a U.S. Developmental Team tryout January 20–22 in Lancaster, Pa. A three-time National Field Hockey Coaches Association All-America selection, Tango was the lone Division III player selected to participate in the trial with the developmental squad.
The Babson Department of Athletics and Recreation partnered with Special Olympics Massachusetts for a regional basketball tournament and community basketball games. Babson student-athletes, coaches, and staff volunteered as announcers, referees, scorekeepers, and time keepers.
Under the direction of head coach Eric Neely, Babson women’s volleyball put together a historic season that included the program’s first national ranking and NCAA regional championship. One of eight teams to advance to the national quarterfinal round, the Beavers captured their third conference tournament championship since 2014 while qualifying for the NCAA Tournament for the fourth time in the last five seasons.