Category Archives: Skiing

Which Program has the Best Chance at Winning DU’s 34th National Title?

It was 2018 when Denver skiing won their 24th national NCAA title. Denver hockey secured their 8th title during the 2016-2017 season. In 2015, head coach Bill Tierney led Denver to its first men’s lacrosse NCAA championship. By recent DU standards, a three-year championship drought is too long and it begs the question of which team will win the athletic department’s next national title and when?

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Denver Athletics Concludes 2020-2021 Season

Denver Men’s Golf made a final day charge but their over-par performance on the final few holes caused them to fall to sixth out of 13 teams at the 2021 NCAA Cle Elum Regional. Just the top five teams advance to nationals out of each regional and Denver fell just short of fifth-place Florida. It would have been historic for men’s golf to appear in the NCAA championships, a drought that has extended for over 61 years. Only three individual athletes remain in the NCAA playoffs. DU Women’s golfer Anna Zanusso is left as an individual athlete competing May 21st-23rd at the NCAA Championship at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona. Anna Reidmiller from Women’s Tennis and James Davis from Men’s Tennis are in the NCAA Tennis Championships May 23rd-28th in Orlando, Florida.

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#1Day4DU – Spotlight on Women’s Athletics

It is #1Day4DU again and time to consider an annual gift to the University of Denver and, especially, any number of our successful women’s athletic programs. Head volleyball coach Tom Hogan sums it up best: “Our entire athletic department is still recovering from the financial losses we incurred during the COVID year, and every team has been impacted in one way or another through reduced budgets. It’s critical to our long-term competitiveness that we get back our financial footing, so that we can compete with top tier division one programs, and provide an amazing experience for our student-athletes.” Continue reading #1Day4DU – Spotlight on Women’s Athletics

Wintry Weekend Update: Games Played & Postponed

Some games were played this past weekend while others were canceled or postponed as a heavy, wet spring storm rolled into Denver. The men’s lacrosse game against #4 Georgetown on Saturday at Peter Barton Stadium was moved to tomorrow afternoon. Women’s volleyball took to the court Friday evening at Hamilton Gym against South Dakota but their second match, scheduled for Saturday, was postponed. Men’s soccer against Omaha on the road was postponed. Women’s Tennis in Macomb, Illinois was postponed. Continue reading Wintry Weekend Update: Games Played & Postponed

Denver Finishes Third at NCAA Skiing Championships

Tim Healy is a regular contributor to LetsGoDU on collegiate skiing

Nordic Freestyle concluded the final day of the NCAA Skiing Championships at Jackson Nordic Center. While DU did not win their 25th National Team Championship, they did come home with one individual national championship and nine All-American designations. Denver finished the NCAA’s in 3rd place for the overall NCAA Team Championship, trailing Champion Utah and Colorado for the title. Denver was the top alpine scoring team in the championships. Continue reading Denver Finishes Third at NCAA Skiing Championships

Day 3 – Amelia Smart Captures Slalom National Championship

Tim Healy is a regular contributor to LetsGoDU on collegiate skiing

DU’s Amelia Smart torched her first slalom run to set up a dominant performance today to earn the slalom National Championship at Cooper Mountain, New Hampshire. This win made Smart a three-time NCAA individual National Champion in slalom (2) and giant slalom (1) along with being a five-time All-Americans (4 in slalom, 1 in giant slalom). What a way to end a career as one of Denver’s best-ever athletes! Continue reading Day 3 – Amelia Smart Captures Slalom National Championship

Day 2 – Good But Not Great Nordic Classic Ends Team Title Hopes

Tim Healy is a regular contributor to LetsGoDU on collegiate skiing

Today’s  NCAA skiing championships centered on the men’s 10k  and women’s 5K Nordic Classic at the Jackson Nordic Center in Jackson, N.H. DU’s main rivals from the west had a big day and DU’s hopes for a 25th NCAA Team Championship melted, along with the snow. Continue reading Day 2 – Good But Not Great Nordic Classic Ends Team Title Hopes

Women’s Soccer, Men’s Lacrosse & Hockey Highlight Weekend Results

Another big collegiate sports calendar capped the final weekend before entering March. Denver had more wins than losses as the weather and schedules continue to heat up. Continue reading Women’s Soccer, Men’s Lacrosse & Hockey Highlight Weekend Results