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Rams put the freeze on the competition this winter

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.

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.

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.

“Cornell College has been a fantastic place for me to enjoy the best Iowa has to offer without compromising a world-class liberal arts education. Cornell provides a unique environment for students to learn, by combining the small town Iowa community of Mount Vernon with the vast diversity of the student body. Cornell gives students the very best of both Iowa and the rest of the world. I love being a Cornell student because it gives me the opportunities of a much larger school, yet still remains intimate and personal without compromising on liberal-arts ideas. And it’s close to home.” —Logan Schultz ’14 Dubuque, Iowa

Telling the story of Cornell

Cornell College alumni are among the college’s most passionate and effective advocates. Their experiences provide powerful stories to communicate the value of a Cornell education.

Civil rights activists assemble on the stairs of the Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, Montgomery, Ala., where the Montgomery Bus Boycott was organized in 1955-1956. John Watson ’68 is at center. Roger Davis ’65

The March for Freedom

It was March 1965 and news of brutal attacks on civil rights marchers from Selma to Montgomery, Ala., hit the Cornell campus. A small group of students quickly coalesced to drive down and join the reinforcements.