SPORTS

Davidson baseball coach Dick Cooke receives his championship ring from Davidson College president Carol Quillen.

DAVIDSON, N.C. – In celebration of their historic 2017 season, the Davidson baseball team was honored with a special ring ceremony Friday, Nov. 10, during halftime of the men’s basketball season opener.

Members of the 2017 roster, including coaches and support staff, were recognized and presented with championship rings.

The Davidson Wildcats’ baseball championship ring.

Last season, the Wildcats won the school’s first-ever Atlantic 10 title, and the first conference crown in the program’s 115-year existence. They went on to sweep the Chapel Hill Regional, taking down the No. 2 national seed North Carolina Tar Heels, twice. The ‘Cats were only the second No. 4 seed to ever sweep, and just the sixth to advance to Super Regionals.

Davidson was ranked as high as No. 16 in the national polls after its magical run, which ended in College Station, Texas, after the ‘Cats battled against Texas A&M in the longest Game 1 of Super Regional history (15 innings) and subsequently fell in Game 2 thanks to a late-inning rally from the Aggies.

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