Rams put the freeze on the competition this winter
Wins, records, and milestones accumulated like snowflakes and sub-zero temperatures this winter season in Cornell athletics.
The women’s basketball team (20-4) claimed a share of its second straight Midwest Conference regular-season championship. Coach Brent Brase’s Rams won their final 12 league games, finished 16-2 in the MWC, and notched the second 20-win season in program history.
Rikki Mulloy ’15 became Cornell’s sixth 1,000-point scorer and set the career record for 3-point goals made with 158. Teammate Taylor Dicus ’15 averaged a season-double (15.5 ppg, 10.2 rpg) and ranked second in Division III with a sizzling 65.2 field goal percentage. Both Ram juniors were named to the All-MWC First Team.
In men’s hoops, Reggie Greenwood ’14 cemented his place among Cornell’s all-time greats with a fantastic final season in which he ranked second in the conference in scoring at 19.7 points per game, the highest season average by a Ram since Abe Tubbs ’94 netted 21.9 a contest in 1993-94. Greenwood, who started 94 career games, vaulted to No. 2 on the school’s all-time scoring list with 1,440 points (behind Griffin LaDew ’09 with 1,561). Joey Guth ’14 joined Cornell’s 1,000-point club in his final collegiate game.
Cornell’s nationally-ranked wrestling team finished 11-5 in duals, securing the seventh 10-win season under ninth-year head coach Mike Duroe. Top-ranked Alex Coolidge ’14 collected his second consecutive Central Region title at 197 pounds, and in the process became the 11th Ram wrestler to win 100 matches. Trevor Engle ’16 (149 pounds), Brent Hamm ’15 (174), and Phillip Opelt ’17 (133) joined Coolidge as automatic qualifiers for the NCAA Division III Championships, hosted by Cornell March 14-15 at the U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids.
On the track, distance runner Abrah Masterson ’17 made history as the first Ram female to win two conference titles (at 5000 and 3000 meters) in the same indoor meet. A school-record holder in the 3000, Masterson was named MWC Women’s Track Performer of the Year.