Henry Hinkle '25 was a first-team All-NCAC and third-team All-Region 7 selection after finishing third in the league in scoring (18.8/game), first in free throw percentage (88.2), and fourth in assists (83) and 3-point field goals (54). (Photo by Paul Vernon)
Led by NCAC Player of the Year Kasey Schipfer '24 (top) and NCAC Defensive Player of the Year Elizabeth Homan '24, the Bishops shared the NCAC regular season championship with a 23-7 record and advanced to the second round of the NCAA D-III tournament. Schipfer was one of 10 women's finalists for the Jostens Trophy, which honors the most outstanding men's and women's NCAA D-III basketball players of the year. She also was the Region 7 Player of the Year, Academic All- American, and third-team All-American. Her many accomplishments included leading the NCAC with 601 points (20/game), finishing second in rebounds (235), and fourth in field goal percentage (51.7). Homan led all NCAA D-III players in assists (208) and ranked second nationally in assists per game (6.9). She also set Ohio Wesleyan season (208, 6.9/game) and career (492, 5.5/game) records for assists and assists average. Both Schipfer and Homan also won Academic All-District recognition from the College Sports Communicators. (Photos by Paul Vernon)

Cross Country

Zoe Ward '27 (No. 374) won All-North Coast Athletic Conference honors at the NCAC championship meet, finishing 10th and leading the Bishops to third place, OWU's best finish since 2014. Ward also won all-region honors at the NCAA D-III Great Lakes Regional championship meet, where her team finished 11th, the Bishops' best showing since 2015. (Photo by Paul Vernon)

Field Hockey

OWU went undefeated during the regular season, finishing 16-0, including 10-0 in league play to win the Bishops' first outright NCAC title since 1995. The only blemish on their 17-1 overall record was a 1-0 overtime loss in the NCAC tournament championship. Olivia Danley '26 was the NCAC Midfielder of the Year and was a first-team allregion pick by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association. She was second in the league in points (35), goals (14), and assists (7), and first in gamewinning goals (5). (Photo by Paul Vernon)


Drew Thornton '24 was a second-team Academic All-America selection by College Sports Communicators, and he will receive a postgraduate scholarship for being recognized by the Columbus chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame as the top scholar-athlete in Central Ohio. A free safety who led the NCAC in tackles (8.4/ game), Thornton also was a second-team D3football. com All-Region 4 selection and was named to the firstteam All-NCAC. (Photo by Paul Vernon)


OWU made its NCAA-record 44th D-III tournament appearance, finishing 6-2 in the NCAC and 13-6-1 overall. Back Brady West '25 was named third-team All-American, first-team All-Region VII, first-team All- Ohio, and first-team All-NCAC. West also was a second-team Scholar All-American selection, a first-team Academic All-Ohio selection, and he won Academic All-District recognition from the College Sports Communicators. (Photo by Paul Vernon)
The Bishops finished the season 10-6-3, including 5-1-1 in NCAC competition, sharing the league championship. Tiffany Trinh '26 (top) was named NCAC Midfielder of the Year and was a first-team All-NCAC and All-Ohio choice after leading the Bishops with 6 goals, 5 assists, and 17 points. Madison Cofer '25 was named NCAC Defensive Player of the Year and was first-team All-NCAC and All-Ohio. She led an OWU defense that allowed only 6 goals in 7 league games. She also scored 5 goals, second on the team. (Photos by Paul Vernon)