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Wesleyan's Historic 2017-18 Season by The Numbers

Photo by Steve McLaughlin
Photo by Steve McLaughlin

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – The 2017-18 campaign will go down as arguably the greatest season in the storied history of Wesleyan Athletics. On the national stage, the men's lacrosse team won the University's first-ever national team championship and Eudice Chong '18 of the women's tennis program made NCAA history with her fourth singles title and fifth crown overall.

Chong, who became the first tennis player in NCAA history—in any division, male or female—to win four consecutive singles titles, had to accomplish the feat by defeating teammate Victoria Yu '19 in an all-Wesleyan final. The duo also reached the doubles championship but came up short of a repeat. Chong was named the D3 Honda Athlete of the Year by THE Collegiate Women Sports Awards (CWSA), but she wasn't the only Wesleyan athlete to receive national praise. Women's squash standout Laila Samy '18 earned the prestigious Betty Richey Award by the College Squash Association (CSA); wrestling star Isaiah Bellamy '18 won the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) award for "Most Falls"; and men's lacrosse All-American Harry Stanton '18 was named the "Most Outstanding Player" of the NCAA Division III Men's Lacrosse Championship game.

As the Cardinals continue to raise the bar—Wesleyan has moved up the Learfield Directors' Cup standings each of the past four years—let's take a look at the top accomplishments from the past year:


  • 291 | NESCAC All-Academic Selections
  • 48 | All-NESCAC Selections
  • 36 | Scholar All-Americans
  • 27 | All-Americans
  • 26 | All-Region Selections
  • 23 | Wesleyan's Rank in Learfield Directors Cup Standings
  • 21 | NESCAC Player of the Week Honors
  • 17 | NESCAC Tournament Appearances
  • 7 | NCAA Tournament Appearances
  • 7 | CoSIDA Academic All-District & All-America Honors
  • 4 | NESCAC Players of the Year
  • 4 | Little Three Titles
  • 3 | NESCAC Rookies of the Year
  • 2 | NCAA Elite 90 Award Winners
  • 2 | NCAA National Champions
  • 2 | NCAA National Runner-Ups
  • 2 | Teams That Set Program Records in Wins
  • 2 | Teams That Won Their First NCAA Tournament Game
  • 1 | NESCAC Defensive Player of the Year
  • 1 | Most Outstanding Player of an NCAA Championship Game
  • 1 | NESCAC Champion