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All Heart
Colby athlete Andy Colligan '94 died surrounded by people he loved, which was about everybody.

First 'First' in Skiing
Colby skiing tastes victory.


A Vaulted Record
Track records fall and athletes advance to NCAA championships.

  Sports Shorts
Roundup of winter season sports.

sports shorts
Heather Devito '05
Heather Devito '05

Finishing fifth in the league with an 11-13 record, WOMEN'S BASKETBALL entered the NESCAC tournament seeded fifth but yielded 63-60 to fourth-seeded Williams in the first round. SARAH WALSH '03 led the league with 63 steals (three per game) and made the All-NESCAC team. . . .

MEN'S BASKETBALL went 10-14 during the regular season, with strong performances by DAMIEN STRAHORN '02, who finished the regular season second in the league in scoring, averaged 22.9 points per game and was named to the All-NESCAC team.. . .

WOMEN'S SWIMMING AND DIVING made a strong showing at this years NESCAC Championships. LAURA MILLER '05 who went on to win All-America honorable mention at the national meet and captain JESSICA KNIGHT '02 broke Colby and NESCAC records at the NESCAC meet. Besides holding school records in five other events, Knight ranks third in NESCAC history for most points scored by any woman over four years. . . .

The MEN'S SWIMMING AND DIVING season came to a triumphant finish at the NESCACs, where Colby swimmers set 10 school and four NESCAC records. Knocking down three Colby and two NESCAC records, JONATHAN ECK '03 automatically qualified for nationals and ranked third in the nation after his first-place time in the 100 breast stroke. . . .

WOMEN'S HOCKEY went 13-6-1 on the season and finished third in the league. Seeded third in the NESCAC tournament, the team had home ice in the first round of the playoffs for the first time since 1971 and defeated Hamilton 7-1. In the semifinals they lost to second-seeded Bowdoin, which ultimately won the NESCAC championship. Forward HEATHER DEVITO '05 and leading defensive scorer JILL YOUNG '03 were named to the All-NESCAC team. . . .

MEN'S HOCKEY ended the regular season in sixth place with a 15-7-3 record. After upsetting third-seeded Hamilton 5-1 in the first round of the NESCAC tourney, the Mules were tied in the semifinals with Middlebury, the top-ranked team in the nation, until the Panthers scored with 53 seconds left in the game and won 4-2 after an empty-netter. . . .

WOMEN'S INDOOR TRACK AND FIELD saw strong individual performances as KARIMA UMMAH '04, CONNIE BEAL '03 and ELIZABETH FREDERICK '03 all qualified for the national championship meet and recorded personal bests at the New England Division III Invitational at the University of Southern Maine. Frederick also ended as the leading point scorer in New England Division III. . . .

Entering the national tournament ranked 15th, the WOMEN'S SQUASH team defeated two of its last three opponents and moved up to 13th place. After dropping a match to Penn 7-2, the Mules came back to beat Wellesley 7-2 and Middlebury 5-4. Colby had lost to both teams earlier in the season. . . .

The MEN'S SQUASH team also ended on a strong note at the national Howe Cup tournament, defeating its last three opponents, Rochester 8-1, Tufts 8-1 and Wesleyan 5-4.


Better to Give:
A surge in community service refelcts Colby tradition and national trends

Profiles in Giving

Asking Why
Campus activists question factors that lead to need

The President's Page: "The Liberal Art of Giving"

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