San Antonio - Trinity has garnered a #19 ranking in the winter Learfield Sports Division III Directors’ Cup Standings.
Over 400 Division III institutions are ranked in the prestigious standings, administered by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA). Led by Trinity’s Director of Athletics Bob King, the Tigers have amassed 376.50 points based on NCAA competition in the fall and winter seasons.
Ninth-ranked women’s basketball amassed 64 points in the standings. Led by Head Coach Cameron Hill, the Tigers capped off the season by advancing to the NCAA round of 16. It marked the third postseason appearance in the five years Coach Hill has skippered the team.
Trinity completed the year with a 28-2 record, tying a school single-season mark for victories. Coach Hill was elected the D3hoops.com South Region Coach of the Year for the second time in his career. Senior Monica Holguin was selected for the D3hoops.com All-America Second Team, as well as being chosen as the D3hoops.com South Region Player of the Year.
Men’s indoor track & field finished 31st and amassed 40.5 points. Junior Cody Hall earned All-America honors at the NCAA Indoor Championships in the men’s 60-meter hurdles, finishing as runner-up. He became Trinity’s first track & field All-American since 2010, and the first under fifth-year Head Coach Marcus Whitehead.
Tiger women’s swimming & diving finished 19th by earning 55 points, while the men’s team picked up 23 points by tying for 50th place. The finishes were based on the standings at the NCAA Division III Men’s and Women’s Swimming & Diving Championships.
Three Tiger student-athletes earned All-America honors at the championships. Junior swimmer Lindsay Hagmann finished third in the women’s 100-yard freestyle. Hagmann also became an Honorable Mention All-American in the 50-yard freestyle, by winning the consolation title. First-year men’s swimmer Jacob Hurrell-Zitelman became an Honorable Mention All-American with his 16th-place performance in the 1,650-yard freestyle.
Junior women’s diver Sarah Kate Mrkonich finished eighth on the 1-meter board, for All-America kudos. Mrkonich also chalked up Honorable Mention All-America accolades by finishing 11th on the 3-meter board.
John Ryan is Trinity’s head swimming coach, and Stan Randall runs the diving program. Along with assistant coaches Scott Trompeter and Kimberly Jones, Coach Ryan and Randall were also recently named the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Women's Coaching Staff of the Year.The final Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup Standings will be released June 1. They will encompass all of the sports in the fall, winter, and spring seasons.