Hello, Blue fans! Hopefully the spring semester is treating you well so far. Here is the latest news and highlights from your favorite Wellesley College sports teams.
The Blue had a mixed start to the NEWMAC season, losing to Emerson by two points on Jan. 17, but bouncing back with a win over Coast Guard on Jan. 27. First-year forward Trinity Barrow was named the NEWBA Rookie of the Week and the NEWMAC Women’s Basketball Defensive Athlete of the Week for her stellar performance against Coast Guard, where she scored 18 points, grabbed 12 rebounds, and blocked four shots. They lost to MIT 73-43 on Jan. 24, had a big senior day win against Salve Regina on Feb. 3, and played Wheaton on Feb. 7 at home.
Blue fencing defeated Division I No. 10 Northwestern at the Tufts Invitational on Jan. 14, with a score of 14-13. The Blue also beat Hunter, New York U., Haverford and Stevens at the same event. Wellesley competed at the Eric Sollee Invitational at Brandeis on Jan. 27, where they remained undefeated after facing NJIT, Boston College, Brown and MIT. There was also a dual meet against Brandeis on Jan. 30 which they lost 14-13.
Track & Field
The Blue finished seventh out of 14 teams at the Reggie Poyau Memorial Invitational on Jan. 13, where senior Emily Brydges won the 3000m race with a time of 10:34.76. They also participated in the Branwen Smith-King Invitational at Tufts on Jan. 20 and placed eighth out of 13 teams. Next was the Tufts Cupid Challenge on Feb. 3 where Sophomore Ella Whinney finished fourth in the Indoor Mile with a time of 5:17.57. Up next, Wellesley competes at Boston University’s David Hemery Valentine Invitational on Feb. 9.
Swimming & Diving
Swive competed at the Sisters Invitational at Mount Holyoke on Jan. 20 and 21, where they faced Mount Holyoke, Simmons and Smith. Wellesley finished at the top of the team standings with 1229 points and sophomore Kavita Sekhon was named the NEWMAC Women’s Swimming & Diving Swimmer of the Week for the week ending Jan. 21, 2024. The Blue also had a tri-meet against Coast Guard and Springfield on Jan. 26 and 27 which they lost and won, respectively. The team was recognized as a Fall Scholar All-America Team on Monday by the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA). This is the ninth year in a row the team has received the honor.