College teams that refuse to lose: Can you say 'dynasty?'
Thirty teams are seeking to win at least a third straight National Collegiate Athletic Association championship for their respective schools this academic year. These powerhouses range from the women's softball team at a large and prominent school like the University of Arizona to the men's soccer team at small and little-known Messiah College in Grantham, Pa. The dynasty of all dynasties, however, is the men's swimming and diving program at Kenyon College. The Kenyon Lords have hung 28 championship banners above their Gambier, Ohio, pool – a feat unmatched by any other team in any sport at any level. Schools with four or more consecutive national championships, their locations, the sports in question, and the number of successive titles:
• Kenyon College (Gambier, Ohio) Men's swimming and diving 28
• Methodist University (Fayetteville, N.C.) Women's golf 8
• Abilene Christian University (Abilene, Texas) Men's outdoor track and field 6
• Auburn University (Auburn, Ala.) Men's swimming and diving 5
• Lincoln University (Jefferson City, Mo.) Women's outdoor track and field 5
• Adams State College (Alamosa, Colo.) Women's cross country 4