The Aces men’s basketball team has wrapped up their season for MVC play after taking a first-round win against Illinois State 59-53. This was the first year the Aces have won the opening round of the MVC Tournament since the 2015-16 season when they beat Missouri State. Unfortunately, the run was short, as the Aces lost to the #2 seed, Drake, 79-58. The Aces had a solid season and show promise to continue building their program, as they are still alive and playing at the 2024 Ro CBI in Daytona Beach, Florida. The Aces have won the opening round against Quinnipiac with a score of 64-63 and are set to face Seattle University for the second round on March 25th. 

The Aces women’s basketball team has also wrapped up their season, where it concluded at the Hoops in the Heartland Tournament. The Aces lost to Illinois State in the opening round 85-64 and did not receive any invites to post-season tournaments. The Aces finished their season at 2-18 in conference and 4-28 for their overall record. The Aces were present at the 2023-24 Awards banquet before the MVC Tournament commenced, where a couple Aces received honors for their efforts throughout the season. Graduate student Barbora Tomancova was named to the MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team, and freshman Nevaeh Thomas was named to the All-MVC Freshman Team. The Aces look to take a short break and hop back into things to begin preparing for their next season.

The Aces men’s golf team has had one tournament where they traveled to Tennessee Tech in Sevierville, Tennessee, to compete in the Bobby Nichols Intercollegiate tournament from March 17-19. The team’s efforts got them tied for 11th place out of 15 teams. The team will continue their season with matchups at USI, Butler, Indiana, and Tennessee State throughout the rest of March and April before they compete in the MVC Championships from April 21stto 23rd in Sun Beach, Missouri.

The Aces women’s golf team competed in the Nevel Meade Invitational in Prospect, Kentucky, where they placed 10th out of 10 teams. They will continue their season with matchups at USI, Golfweek Intercollegiate, and Indiana State, before competing in the MVC Championships at the end of April in Waterloo, Illinois. Sophomore Kate Petrova will look to defend her title after her successful freshman year, where she was named the 2023 Individual Champion in the MVC tournament and the 2023 MVC Freshman of the Year.

The Aces Swim and Dive teams had two divers, sophomore Levi McKinney and senior Maddison Rollet, compete at the NCAA Zone C Diving Championships in Louisville, Kentucky. Rollett competed first and placed 52nd overall with a score of 194.35 and was the first Ace to compete at the NCAA Zone Diving Championships since 2017. McKinney also competed at the NCAA Zone C Diving Championships and placed 23rd with a score of 253.05, which was the best finish in the NCAA Zone C Championships since 2011.

The Aces softball team opened MVC play with a two-game, two-day home series against Indiana State, where they split the series with one loss and one win. The Aces then started to find their bats when they faced Valpo, sweeping them for the first weekend conference series. The Aces had their first road series as they headed to Nashville, Tennessee, to face Belmont for a weekend conference series. The Aces couldn’t garner a win, but they competed and showed promise for the remainder of their young conference season. The Aces softball team has been in the spotlight a few times this season with MVC Player of the Week honors. Senior Marah Wood was named MVC Player of the Week for the week of March 11th-16th, and sophomore Lacy Smith was also named MVC Player of the Week for the week after, March 18th-22nd. The Aces will host UIC over Easter break and will find themselves on the road again headed to Drake following a midweek matchup against USI for an in-town rivalry.

The Aces baseball team has found themselves on the B1G stage quite a few times this year, as they have faced Vanderbilt for a midweek game and Michigan State for a weekend series. The Aces could not come away with wins, but have remained competitive with the Power 5 talent, as they have also faced SEC conference member Mississippi State and nationally ranked #24 University of Kentucky. The Aces once again continue to push themselves and remain competitive in these big games in hopes for a stellar showing in conference play, as they had their opening weekend against Murray State from March 22nd-24th. The Aces couldn’t come out on top but showed fight and are remaining hungry to find the win column again as they host SIUE for a non-conference midweek game and Southern Illinois for another MVC series over Easter break.

The new and up-and-running Aces esports team has kicked off their season with a 2-0 win against SIU, a 2-0 win against Belmont, and a 3-1 win against Murray State. The Aces have taken close losses to Valpo, Clarke, and Butler, but remain hopeful for a stellar opening season.

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