The Thoroughbreds won three of their last four regular-season games to finish at 8-17 overall and 2-12 in the UCAA. Skidmore fell to St. Lawrence, 84-49, in the first round of the UCAA tournament. But the Thoroughbreds bested Coast Guard, 69-57, to win the Skidmore Invitational Tournament and also beat NCAA tournament team Mount St. Mary, 55-44.
Sarah McEachron ’01 closed out her outstanding career with a team-high 11.5 points and 7.7 rebounds per game. McEachron finished second on Skidmore’s all-time scoring list, with 1,334 career points. Andrea Paulson ’03 averaged 11.3 points and 8.1 rebounds before a season-ending knee injury in January. McEachron and Paulson were both all-UCAA honorable mentions; McEachron, Jennifer Davis ’03, and Carissa Rotas ’03 won UCAA all-academic honors.
|Lofty goal: All-time top scorer Brian Culkin ’01 takes flight above the Hartwick defense.
The Thoroughbreds battled injuries down the stretch to finish with a 7-18 overall and 4-10 UCAA record. Skidmore lost, 72-49, to Hamilton College in the first round of the UCAA tournament, but won its own tournament with a 74-65 victory over Wesleyan. The team also beat UCAA champion St. Lawrence University, 72-69.
Brian Culkin ’01 led the team, as well as the UCAA, in scoring, averaging 22.4 points per game. He became Skidmore’s all-time leading scorer in January, finishing with 1,689 career points. Mark Mortensen added 10.3 points and 6.8 rebounds per game. Culkin was named first-team all-UCAA, while UCAA all-academic honors went to Mortensen, Dan Carroll ’01, and Mike Rockefeller ’03.
Women's swimming and diving
|Maggie Duer ’02 reaches for the finish line.
Jessica Connor ’02 broke her own Skidmore one-meter diving record with a score of 325.05, good for a 4th-place finish in the NYSWCAA championships. She set the school three-meter record too, with 300.20, an 8th-place mark. Also for the Thoroughbreds, Lauren DeLong ’03 took 10th in the 400-yard individual medley with a time of 5:02.4. Skidmore finished 14th overall, with 203 points.
DeLong and Jessie Ehrlich ’01 were UCAA all-academic selections.
Men's swimming and diving
Mac Guy ’04 set the Skidmore record in the 400-yard individual medley with a time of 4:38.32 at the Upper New York State Swimming and Diving Championships. Guy finished 19th overall. Skidmore was 13th in the meet, with 122 points.
Anatoly Ostrovsky ’03 earned UCAA all-academic honors. —WJ