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13091758564_f6da40ef1c_zIt takes a great amount of commitment and  leadership for University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Titans to excel at their sports.

Several UW Oshkosh Titans teams are headed to championships throughout the country in the coming days, which is propelling a great amount of Titan pride at the University and beyond, said Darryl Sims, director of intercollegiate athletics at UW Oshkosh.

Sims said he’s proud to have so many great teams made up of so many great student-athlete leaders.

“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. We wish our Titans the best of luck as they compete against some of the top Division III teams in the country and continue UW Oshkosh’s winning tradition at the highest levels of competition,” Sims said.

As the UW Oshkosh women’s basketball team heads to the Sweet 16 competition of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III Women’s Basketball Championship Friday, March 14 in Greencastle, Ind., other UW Oshkosh Titans teams are also leading the way.

UW Oshkosh  aims for its ninth straight top-four finish at this weekend’s NCAA Division III Men’s Indoor Track and Field Championship in Lincoln, Neb. Competition begins at 11 a.m. Friday, March 14 and 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 15, at the University of Nebraska’s Bob Devaney Sports Center.

Defending champion UW Oshkosh also owns the top seed in three events for this weekend’s NCAA Women’s Indoor Track and Field Championship in Lincoln, Neb.

In all, more than 25 UW Oshkosh track and field student-athletes are competing in more than 10 events Friday and Saturday. Student-athlete Christy Cazzola has the opportunity to become the first woman in NCAA Division III history to win the mile run three straight years in a row.

12112127983_5f2685e630_zAdditionally, UW Oshkosh matched its best team score of the season during a third-place finish at the WIAC Women’s Gymnastics Championship held Sunday, March 2, in Whitewater. The gymnastics team is now headed to the National Collegiate Gymnastics Association (NCGA) Championship in Ithaca, N.Y., March 21-22. This will be the Titans’ first appearance at the NCGA since 2007, when they won the national title.

Finally, UW Oshkosh students Nazar Kulchytskyy and Dan Schiferl are competing at the NCAA Division III Wrestling Championship on Friday and Saturday in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Kulchytskyy is the only wrestling national champion in UW Oshkosh history to have made it to the championship; he’s competing for his third national title.

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