Titan Pride

Victory was sweet in March as University of Wisconsin Oshkosh student-athletes excelled in their sports, elevating Titan pride to new heights on campus and around the country.

“What an exciting month for Titan Athletics! We are so proud of our student-athletes and coaches who have worked tirelessly to achieve their goals this season,” said UWO Athletic Director Darryl Sims ’03 and MS ’05.

On the basketball court, the Titan women battled their way to the Sweet 16 competition of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III, the first postseason berth since 2000. As the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Tournament champion, the Titans had a phenomenal second season under head coach Brad Fischer.

In track and field, UW Oshkosh won five events to defend its title at the NCAA Division III Women’s Indoor Championship. The indoor victory was UW Oshkosh’s ninth—the most in NCAA Division III history. Overall, the national championship was the school’s 46th, including the 31st in NCAA Division III competition. The Titans were led by senior Christy Cazzola ’14, who won both the mile and 3,000-meter runs while anchoring UW Oshkosh’s victorious distance medley relay team.

 

On the men’s side, freshman McKena Ramos won the 800-meter race as UW Oshkosh placed third at the NCAA Division III Men’s Indoor Championship. He was one of nine All-Americans for the Titans. UW Oshkosh earned a trophy for the ninth consecutive season.

 

 

In the gym, the UW Oshkosh women placed fifth with a school-record 188.475 points at the National Collegiate Gymnastics Association Championship. Sophomore Krystal Walker paced UW Oshkosh by earning All-America status in the all-around, balance beam and uneven bars competitions.

 

 

On the mat, senior Nazar Kulchytskyy became a three-time champion at the NCAA Division III Wrestling Championship. Kulchytskyy won all five of his 157-pound contests, including a pin in 4:20 in the championship match. Kulchytskyy, who was named the championship’s Most Outstanding Wrestler, finished the season with a 41-2 record (21 pins). UWO finished 10th—the Titans’ highest ranking since they placed sixth in 1982.

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