Lenoir-Rhyne teams honored by NC governor after winning national championships
Gov. Roy Cooper declared Oct. 23 as a day of recognition for two of the Bears’ title-winning teams.
RALEIGH, N.C. (WBTV) - Two national championship teams from Lenoir-Rhyne University were honored by North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper in a special ceremony on Monday.
The Bears’ men’s lacrosse team is fresh off its title, winning in 2023, while the women’s triathlon team won its national championship in 2022.
During the ceremony, Cooper signed a proclamation, declaring Oct. 23 as a day of recognition for the two teams.
“Both teams showed remarkable determination and tenacity on their respective runs to capture NCAA Division II National Championships,” Cooper said. “We’re excited to celebrate them today and how they made North Carolina proud on the national stage.”
Lenoir-Rhyne’s lacrosse team became the first five-seed to ever win the Division II title, and became just the second men’s team from the school to win a national title, regardless of sport.
The women’s triathlon title was the school’s first women’s title in its history. Six athletes were named All-Americans, and the program earned Scholar All-American honors.
The Bears are also in the midst of another impressive football season, currently sitting at 8-0 on the year and No. 7 in the latest Division II poll. They will travel to face Wingate this Saturday at 2 p.m.
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