Author: Daphne Saloomey



The number of games the women’s basketball team has won away from home — including neutral-site contests — this season. This marks the second-most in the country, trailing only Connecticut’s 15. The 14th such game, against Boston College, produced some memorable results. Kristina Nelson scored a career-high 16 points and Jessica Shepard posted her 22nd game in double digits with 18 points. Ultimately, the Irish finished with 64 points in the paint, surmounting the 60-point mark for the 3rd time this season. 


The number of years since the men’s hockey team has last won a regular season conference championship. With their 2-1 win over Ohio State on Feb. 9, the team seized the 2017-18 Big Ten regular season championship in their inaugural season in the conference. The victory also marks the program’s sixth conference championship. Most notably, this season’s championship was the first ever in program history to be won on home ice. 


The record-shattering men’s distance medley relay time run by Jacob Dumford, Edward Cheatham, Elijah Silva and Yared Nuguse. The time broke the previous 2014 school record that Dumford also helped to set at the Alex Wilson Invitational and featured a sub-four-minute mile run by Nuguse, landing him the title of ACC Track Performer of the Week. The relay team’s time ranked sixth in the country as of the night of the meet (Feb. 17). 

The number of gold medals won at the Junior Olympic National Championship by members of the Irish fencing program. Samantha Viqueira, a sophomore foilist, and Stephen Ewart, a freshman epeeist, were the two to finish first in their respective events, but their teammates did not fall far behind with foilist Morgan Partridge, epeeist Dasha Yefremenko and sabreuse Reghan Ward all placing in the top 10.