Notre Dame celebrates after winning the national championship in men's soccer for the first time in the institution's illustrious history. They beat Maryland 2-1 to ascend to the top of the collegiate men's soccer mountain.
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Vanderbilt raises the championship trophy with fireworks going off in the background at the College World Series. It was a momentous occasion in the school's history because it's the first national championship the Commodores have won in any sport.
3 of 25Photo: Nam Y. Huh Text: Morgan Wolf
Peter Jasaitis raises the trophy in celebration after diminutive Loyola of Chicago defeated volleyball powerhouse Stanford to win its first Men’s Volleyball Championship.
4 of 25Alex Wong/Getty Images Text: Morgan Wolf
Men's and Women's Basketball
The UConn women and men won national basketball championships in 2014 and made a joint visit to the White House to be honored by President Obama.
5 of 25Photo: Jim Rogash/Getty Text: Morgan Wolf
The Clarkson Golden Knights celebrate after beating two-time defending champions Minnesota 5-4 to win their first national championship. With the victory, Clarkson became the first school besides Wisconsin, Minnesota Duluth and Minnesota to win the women's hockey title.
6 of 25Photo: Richard T. Gagnon/Getty Text: Morgan Wolf
Members of the Union (N.Y.) men's hockey team celebrate after winning the Men’s Hockey National Championship. In a classic "David versus Goliath" tale, Union College (enrollment: 2,200) defeated Minnesota (enrollment: 48,000) 7-4 to capture its first-ever title.
7 of 25Photo: Mitchell Layton/Getty Text: Morgan Wolf
The Maryland Terrapins celebrate after defeating the Syracuse Orange 15-12 to win the Women’s Lacrosse Championship for the 11th time. The triumph was special considering they lost in last year's final by one goal.
8 of 25Photo: Tony Ding/AP Text: Morgan Wolf
Michigan’s men’s gymnastics squad poses on the podium after winning their sixth national title. In their self-proclaimed "Golden Era", Michigan's men's gymnastics team has been dominant, as evidenced by their successful title defense (they won the title last year too).
9 of 25John Biever/SI Text: Morgan Wolf
Jimbo Fisher and Florida State players with their hands in the air after they received the national championship trophy following their victory over Auburn. It's a great achievement for Coach Fisher, as it's the storied coach's first-ever national title in a coaching career spanning more than 25 years.
10 of 25Photo: Rick Bowmer/AP Text: Morgan Wolf
Women's Track & Field
Members of the Texas A&M team celebrate after winning the Outdoor Track & Field Championship, their fourth in six years. Oregon's women (not pictured), won the Indoor Championship.
11 of 25Photo: Steve Dykes/AP Text: Morgan Wolf
Men's Track and Field
The Oregon men’s team jumps for joy after winning the Men’s Outdoor Track & Field National Championship, the first time in 30 years. The Oregon men won the indoor title as well (not pictured).
12 of 25Photo: Rob Carr/Getty Text: Morgan Wolf
Deemer Class holds up the trophy after Duke’s men’s lacrosse team successfully turned back a furious Notre Dame rally to win the Men's Lacrosse National Championship by a score of 11-9.
13 of 25Photo: David Tulis/AP Text: Morgan Wolf
Teammates mob UCLA’s Kyle McPhillips after her winning point in her match against North Carolina’s Caroline Price. UCLA went on to win the 2014 NCAA Women’s Tennis National Championship.
14 of 25Photo: Sue Ogrocki/AP Text: Morgan Wolf
Florida swept Alabama 6-3 to win softball's national title. They were statistically the most dominant in the tournament on their way to clinching the school's first-ever softball national title.
15 of 25Photo: Travis Morisse/AP Text: Morgan Wolf
Two members of Alabama’s contingent scream in delight during the school’s victory in the Men’s Golf National Championship.
16 of 25Photo: Kyle Okita/CSM (Cal Sport Media via AP Images) Text: Morgan Wolf
The members of Oklahoma and Florida’s women’s gymnastics teams pose together after being declared co-champions, the first time that’s happened in the sport’s collegiate history.
17 of 25Photo: Michael Thomas/AP Text: Morgan Wolf
Men's Swimming & Diving
California’s men’s swimming and diving team poses for celebratory pictures after winning the sport's national title.
18 of 25Photo: Ellen Ozier Text: Morgan Wolf
UCLA celebrates with the championship trophy after winning the Women’s Soccer National Championship. The Bruins beat Florida State 1-0 in overtime thanks to Kodi Lavrusky's go-ahead goal in the 97th minute.
19 of 25Photo: Elaine Thompson/AP Text: Morgan Wolf
Penn State players cut down the net after the women’s team won their sixth national championship, including their fourth in a row.
20 of 25AP Images Text: Morgan Wolf
Women's Swimming & Diving
The Georgia Bulldogs pose for pictures after winning the Women’s Swimming & Diving National Championship.
21 of 25Photo: David Tulis/AP Text: Morgan Wolf
USC’s men’s tennis team celebrates its National Championship win. They made it into the history books, since their victory makes it the school's fifth in six years.
22 of 25Photo: Sue Ogrocki/AP Text: Morgan Wolf
Penn State's Edward Ruth has his hand raised in triumph after his victory over Maryland’s Jimmy Sheplock in the 184-pound class as Penn State won the 2014 NCAA Wrestling National Championship.
23 of 25Photo: Darron Cummings/AP Text: Morgan Wolf
Women's Cross Country
Providence lines up to take its celebratory picture after winning the Women’s Cross Country National Championship, a welcome sight for the team after finishing second the year before.
24 of 25Photo: Stephen Pingry/AP Text: Morgan Wolf
Duke stands atop the leaderboard midway through the final round at the Women’s Golf National Championship. The Lady Blue Devils would hold on to win their sixth women’s team championship.
25 of 25Photo: Andy Cross/The Denver Post via Getty Text: Morgan Wolf
Men's Cross Country
Blake Theroux embraces Connor Winter as the two Colorado teammates helped the school win the Men’s Cross Country National Championship.
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