On Tuesday, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater defeated Emory College to win the Division III baseball championship. On the surface this is a tremendous accomplishment, given the hundreds of schools that participate in Division III athletics, but it means much more when ones considers that with this victory, the Warhawks became the first NCAA institution ever to win the national championship in all three major men's sports (baseball, football and basketball).
While the Warhawks are a familiar face on the football scene, regularly facing off with Mount Union for top honors, this was only the school's second baseball championship. Also, it should be noted that the way they won the basketball national championship -- a game-winning layup with only .4 seconds remaining -- is as great a moment as any college sports program can ever hope for:
And as if that wasn't enough, the school also secured national championships from the men's and women's wheelchair basketball teams.