Varsity sports

cross country
field hockey

*Badminton is the only varsity sport not played in the three-year-old Division III Centennial Conference, of which Bryn Mawr is a member.


Bryn Mawr's varsity badminton team took the 1995 National Collegiate title at the United States Badminton Association sponsored National Tournament held at Swarthmore College. Former Bryn Mawr All-America player Jen Hunt '93 now coaches the varsity team, which produced two All-American team members last year. Co-captain Beka Chace '95, who also competes in varsity volleyball, was named for doubles play along with Lauren Kreig '98, who gained All-American recognition for both singles and doubles. Lauren placed second nationally in singles play while the star pair, Beka and Lauren, took first place in doubles at the tournament.


The basketball team enjoyed tough competition in the Centennial Conference. Several individuals earned recognition in the conference last season. Emilie Brondyke '98 received Honorable Mention All-Centennial Conference and three Mawrters earned Academic All-Conference Honors— Emilie, co-captain Mary Costantino '95, and Aileen Ruggles '97.

Cross Country

The cross country team is led by Coach Ray Tharan. A Temple University graduate, Tharan has also coached soccer and basketball at Bryn Mawr. The team shows promise this year with the addition of several new frosh and continued strong running from Amanda Beckenstein '98 and Ranjani Vedanthan '96. Fall '95 Schedule

Field Hockey

The field hockey team enjoys the largest number of participants among the intercollegiate teams carrying both a varsity and a junior varsity squad. All individuals interested in playing are welcome. Coach Jen Shillingford has been a field hockey coach since her days on the U.S. Team in 1955-56. She came to Bryn Mawr in 1976 and is currently the director of athletics and physical education. Dr. Shillingford is also the president of the United States Field Hockey Association. Fall '95 schedule and current standings


Emily Renschler '98

The lacrosse team finished its season under the tutelage of former All-American player Kate Miller. After intensive spring training in St. Petersburg, Florida, the team competed with the valuable experience of seniors as well as several talented and promising freshmen. The team placed fifth at the Seven Sisters Tournament with wins against Smith and Vassar Colleges. Two undergraduates were named to the all-tournament team: Laura Costello '98 and Jennie Hazen '97. Laura, with fellow teammate Farah Hilley '97, also received honorable mention at the Centennial Conference. Farah was also named to the Philadelphia College Second Team to play in the national tournament over Memorial Day Weekend. She was the only Division III player to make the team.


Kate Miller also coaches the soccer team. Captains for the 1995-96 season are Missy McEwen '96 and Laura Costello '98. The young team hopes to rebuild this season after losing all-time leading scorer Mary Costantino and assist leader Kasia O'Neill to graduation last spring. Fall '95 schedule and current standings


Melissa McEwen '97
The swim team, also a member of the Centennial Conference, placed thirteenth nationally in the 800 meter freestyle and third in the conference for the same race. The season produced several excellent performances by individual swimmers, including Melissa McEwen ('98)'s numerous third place medals at Conference Championships. Lynne Kraskouskas '95 placed third in the 1650 meter freestyle at the championship meet and is ranked thirteenth on the N.C.A.A. Top Seeded Times List for the same distance. Three swimmers also recieved distinctions on the Conference Academic Honoroll: Genevieve Gunderson '95, Martha Heintzelman '95, and Amanda Shillingford '97.


The tennis team, headed by John Hurt, enjoyed tough competition in the Centennial Conference after spring training in Hilton Head, Florida.


The volleyball team placed fourth overall in the Seven Sisters Conference and first in their pool. Sarah Blankenship '97 made the Seven Sisters All-Tournament Team and was a Centennial Conference player of the week in October. Fall '95 schedule and current standings

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Last updated October 2, 1995.