It’s been an eventful few weeks in the world of sports, both within and outside of Wellesley. If you want to catch up on all the biggest moments, look no further.
- Basketball’s winning streak
Wellesley Basketball continued a winning streak that began Nov. 21 at Fisher by defeating Elms, Worcester State, Lasell and Nichols in rapid succession. Each of these games was within 10 points, but Wellesley came out on top. They now have the rest of December to continue fueling their fire, with their next game taking place Jan. 2 at Colby-Sawyer.
- Indoor Track and Field makes their debut
Blue Track and Field began its indoor season on Saturday, Dec. 2 at the Mary Grinaker Invitational at Smith. The Blue took a few key wins: Sophomore Simone Beauchamp won the 3000m race with a personal best time of 11:09.53, while the 4×200 relay team finished in second, and Senior Emily Doyle finished second in the weight throw. The Blue had a promising start and will continue the season on Jan. 13 at Brandeis.
- Fencing Impresses at the Brandeis Invitational
Wellesley fencing went 4-2 at the Brandeis invitational on Sunday, Dec. 3, losing to St. John’s and closely to Division I Cornell. Foil had five squad wins, while epee had four. The Blue were undefeated against Yeshiva, and additionally triumphed over Lawrence, Drew and LIU. Next up, they will be at the Tufts invitational on Jan. 14. of next year.
- College football final four announced
The final four teams set to fight for the national championship of NCAA men’s football were voted on and announced Dec. 3. The top four included #1 Michigan, #2 Washington, #3 Texas and shockingly, #4 Alabama. Though Florida State had an immaculate undefeated season, Alabama still snubbed them for a spot in the top fpir, though they had a loss. The semi-finals will take place Jan. 1, while the finals will take place Ja/ 8; Michigan is the heavy favorite.
- Caitlin Clark breaking records
On Dec. 6, Caitlin Clark scored her 3000th point, becoming the first player in men’s or women’s NCAA basketball to have 3000 points, 750 assists, and 750 rebounds. Clark rose to fame during March Madness this year, leading Iowa to a second-place finish under LSU. Much of the news surrounding Clark now is about where she will go when she undoubtedly gets drafted to the WNBA next year.
- Women’s pro sports on track to make $1 billion in 2024
The women’s professional sports industry, including the Olympics, NCAA competitions and professional leagues, is expected to generate $1.28 billion dollars in revenue in 2024. This is roughly three times the predicted revenue in 2021. Much of this profit will likely be seen at the Paris Olympics, through March Madness and national women’s soccer.