In Auburn, Wash., Duke sophomore Virada Nirapathpongporn (left) shot an even-par 72 in the final round on May 24 to help the Blue Devils to their second title in four years. She also became Duke's second straight individual national champion. The men's tournament last weekend provided a shocker, as 18th-ranked Minnesota—a team saved from Title IX elimination this spring through the fund-raising efforts of boosters—tore through the final two rounds in Upper Arlington, Ohio, for a four-stroke victory over top-ranked Georgia Tech. Sophomore Justin Smith (below) carded a 69 in the final round, giving him a five-under 279 to tie for fourth in the individual rankings.
Freshman midfielder Lindsay Biles (left) scored three goals in the title match as Princeton came from behind to down Georgetown 12-7 on May 19 in Baltimore, avenging the Tigers' only loss of the season, to the Hoyas. Eight days later the Princeton men could not complete the double—a feat accomplished just once, by the Tigers in 1994—as junior Brett Walther (below, left) and Syracuse edged the defending champs 13-12 in Piscataway, N.J.