Sports Shorts

Eighty-one Colby athletes were named to the NESCAC Winter All-Academic Team, fourth among 11 colleges in the conference. The honor requires a GPA of 3.35 or above. … In INDOOR TRACK Danielle Shepphard ’11 won the ECAC high jump championship and finished in a five-way tie for ninth at the NCAA championships in Ohio. Sprinter Dominique Kone ’13 ran the fastest time in the national meet in the men’s 55-meter dash, a heat-winning 6.34. But he pulled a hamstring and hopped over the finish line in the finals, settling for eighth but still an All-American. All-American Emma Linhard ’11 placed 16th in the 1,000-meter run at the New England Women’s Indoor Track Championships at Boston University. … WOMEN’S HOCKEY made it to the NESCAC quarterfinals before falling to sixth-ranked Amherst. Goalie Brianne Wheeler ’14 had 34 saves in the game. Stephanie Scarpato ’11 reached the 100-career-points mark in February against Williams. Colby lost nine games by just one goal. … In MEN’S SKIING Jim Ryan ’14 finished 16th in the slalom and Brian Morgan ’12 finished 16th in the giant slalom at the NCAA Div. I Skiing Championships in Stowe, Vt., in March. Colby finished 11th in the nation. … In NORDIC SKIING Wyatt Fereday ’11 placed 24th in the NCAA meet’s 20K classic mass start. Teammate Jake Barton ’13 was just two places behind. … In MEN’S BASKETBALL forward Mike Russell ’11 became the fifth player in Colby history to tally more than 1,300 points and more than 900 rebounds. Russell was named to the All-NESCAC second team. … In WOMEN’S SWIMMING, Chelsea Heneghan ’11 was All-NESCAC after finishing third in the 200 freestyle at the conference championship at Williams. … In MEN’S SWIMMING Ryan Fischer ’12 was 12th and Mason Roberts ’12 was 17th in the 200 breaststroke at the NESCAC championships at Bowdoin. … In SQUASH Harry Smith ’12 and Molly Parsons ’13 competed at the National Individual Squash Championships at Dartmouth.