Washington University in St. Louis senior catcher Kyle Kozak was named to the 2016 American Baseball Coaches’ Association (ABCA)/Rawlings Gold Glove Team, as announced Thursday as part of the opening ceremonies of the 2016 NCAA Division III College World Series in Appleton, Wis. Kozak graduated this month with a BSBA from Olin where he was a finance major.

KozakGoldGolveKozak is the first Bear to be named to the ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Division III Gold Glove team, which was first recognized in 2007.

“Kyle had an outstanding season behind the plate for us this year. Every baseball person knows that you must be strong at the catching position if you want to have a quality ball club, and Kyle performed at a high level defensively from the beginning to the end,” said first-year head coach Pat Bloom. “He handled all of our pitchers and their variety of repertoires, he blocked everything in front of him, and he was outstanding at controlling the running game. Most importantly, he exhibited the competitive toughness and consistency of focus that the position requires day in and day out.”

Kozak started 46 of 50 games played behind the plate for the Bears, recording a .993 fielding percentage.He committed just two errors and two passed balls in 298 chances. Kozak added 47 assists and seven pickoffs, and threw out 23 of 49 (46.9 percent) runners trying to steal. At the plate, he hit .290 with seven doubles and 21 RBIs.

WashU finished the 2016 season with a 33-18 overall record, one-win shy of the single-season school record, and won the 2016 University Athletic Association (UAA) Championship. The Bears also made their second-straight NCAA Tournament appearance, and won two postseason games for the first time in school history.

From Bearsports

The Washington University in St. Louis women’s soccer team is headed to the NCAA Division III Final Four, to be held Friday-Saturday, Dec. 4-5, in Kansas City, and the Department of Athletics is offering fans several exciting ways to follow the Bears in their pursuit of the University’s 20th national championship.

FAN BUS – The Department of Athletics, in conjunction with Dean of Students Justin Carroll, will be offering a fan bus to Kansas City, with transportation, lodging, and game tickets provided at no charge. Each individual will be responsible for his or her food. Students who sign-up but fail to attend the trip will be assessed a $50 no-show penalty.

To learn full details about the Fan Bus, and to sign up, please visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WSOCFinalFour. The deadline to sign up is 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2.

PREGAME TAILGATE – The Department of Athletics and the W Club will sponsor a pregame tailgate in Kansas City. Food and beverages will be provided by Joe’s Kansas City BBQ (formerly Oklahoma Joe’s), at no cost to our fans. The tailgate begins at 9 a.m. in the parking lot directly across from the stadium (Swope Soccer Village, 6310 Lewis Road, Kansas City, MO 64132).

VIEWING PARTY – For those students who are not able to attend the games in person, there will be an on-campus viewing party in the Fun Room of the DUC. Snacks and drinks will be provided. If the team advances to Saturday’s national championship game, there will be a viewing party on campus, in a location that is to be determined. Check bearsports.wustl.edu for more information.

FOLLOW ONLINE: And for fans everywhere, the game action will be available to follow through the Athletics website, bearsports.wustl.edu.

QUESTIONS?  Please contact Drew Gaggin in the Department of Athletics at amgaggin@wustl.edu or (314) 935-5220.

– Bear Sports News Release

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WashU is hosting the 2015 NCAA Division III Women’s Soccer Sectional on Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 21-22, at Francis Field in St. Louis. When the No. 4 Bears take the field, the Olin community will be cheering and especially proud of the 7 players who are business school students. Caitlin Malone, MBA’14 – a star soccer player when she was a WashU undergrad- is currently an assistant coach for the Women’s team and a full time consultant at IBM.

Best of luck to the team at Sectionals this weekend. Go Bears!!

Link to BearSports for game schedule.

Olin students on the WashU Women’s Varsity Soccer Team:

Allison Cerny, sophomore       Majoring in finance and accounting

Lexie Sprague, junior               Majoring in marketing and psychology

Megan Renken, sophomore     Majoring in leadership & strategic management & finance

Anna Sippel, senior                   Majoring in accounting

Katie Chandler, junior              Majoring in marketing with a minor in psychology

 Sam Ezratty, senior                  Majoring in economics and finance

Mia Matroianni, sophomore   Enrolled in the Olin Business School

Head Coach: Jim Conlon (Eighth season)
Assistant Coaches: Amalya Clayton, Stephanie Ackerman, Caitlin Malone

Student Assistant: Abby Starker



Court side seats for the championship game in the NCAA tournament will be available tonight in the Frick Forum as Kentucky and U Conn meet in the final contest on the big screen.

“4Building. 1 Olin” mini basketballs will be tonight’s special souvenir. Appetizers, snacks, and beverages will be served.

Game time: 7:10p.m.

Wash U’s No. 2-ranked men’s Basketball Team is hosting the 2014 NCAA Division III First and Second Round action this weekend, Friday and Saturday, March 7-8 at the WU Field House.  The Bears take on Wilmington College on Friday at 8 p.m., and with a win would play Saturday at home at 7 pm.

Cheer your fellow business school students to victory on the court!

Tim Cooney, BSBA’14, Majoring in marking and entrepreneurship

David Fatoki,BSBA’15, Majoring in finance

Michael Bregman BSBA’17

Chris Klimek , BSBA’14, Majoring in marketing and entrepreneurship

Nick Burt, BSBA’15, Majoring in finance and economics & strategy

Grant Koby, BSBA’17, Majoring in business administration

Patrick Lasowski  BSBA’17

Will Patt BSBA’14, Majoring in accounting

Ticket prices are $3 for students with an ID and $6 for adults.

Washington U. undergraduate students with an ID will be admitted free of charge, courtesy of Student Union.

The No. 5-ranked women’s basketball team will travel to Oshkosh, Wis.,
for NCAA First Round Action Friday at 4:30 p.m. against Northwestern-St. Paul.
With a win Friday, the Bears would play Saturday at 7 pm.

Go to bearsports.wustl.edu to watch live video of the women’s team in the NCAA Tournament.