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Eagles' fall sports seasons draw to an end after NCAA tournaments
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Senior Annika Urban (center) earns All-American honors for the second time in her career.

Three Eagles teams saw their seasons draw to a close this weekend during NCAA tournaments.  

Men’s cross country finished in 21st place at this year’s NCAA Championship on Saturday, Nov. 19. Senior Spencer Moore and graduate student Ethan Thompson secured top-100 finishes, at 54th and 72nd, respectively.  

The team enjoyed a successful tournament season overall, winning first place at the NCAA South Regional Championships for the third year in a row. 

The women’s cross country team placed 25th at this year’s NCAA Championship on Saturday, Nov. 19. Senior Annika Urban, who has enjoyed a flawless season, finished in sixth place with a time of 22:09.2. Her top-10 finish is the second-ever top-10 finish and second-highest individual overall finish in program history. She is also the second runner in Emory women’s program history to earn All-America honors twice in a career.  

The women’s soccer season came to a close in Pittsburgh with a loss to Messiah University in the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA tournament on Saturday, Nov. 19. The game was hard-fought, with a final score of 1-0. The Eagles finished the season with a record of 13-5-1, the fifth straight season with double-digit wins, fourth straight postseason appearance and first Sweet 16 game since 2013.

Graduate student Mara Rodriguez fights off an opponent from Messiah University during the Sweet 16.

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