MEDFORD - Tufts University's three NCAA champions from the 2015 spring season will be on the field at Fenway Park tonight as the Boston Red Sox will recognize the Jumbos in a pre-game ceremony.
On consecutive days during Memorial Day weekend (May 23-25), Tufts earned three NCAA Division III championships. Junior Mitchell Black of the track team won the NCAA Outdoor 800 meters title on Saturday. Men's Lacrosse earned its second straight NCAA crown with a 19-11 victory over Lynchburg on Sunday. Softball captured its third national championship in a row with a 7-4 win against Texas-Tyler on Monday.
In recognition of Tufts' success, all three accomplishments will be honored before the Red Sox-Twins game at Fenway Park tonight.
"We are very proud to have another university from New England win more NCAA championships this year and we congratulate both the athletes and coaches," the Red Sox wrote in their invitation.
With the three NCAA titles this spring, Tufts has now won 14 NCAA championships by teams or individuals since 2010. Tufts teams have won eight NCAA championships in men's lacrosse (2010, 2014, 2015), men's soccer (2014), field hockey (2012) and softball (2013, 2014, 2015). Individually, Julia Browne captured the 2010 Division III women's singles crown in tennis, Johann Schmidt won the 2012 and 2014 NCAA men's one-meter diving championship, Jana Hieber took the 2014 NCAA Women's Outdoor Track 400-meter hurdles title and Black won both the 2015 NCAA Indoor and Outdoor 800 meters races.