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A banner year
The 2008-09 season was a banner year for the men’s basketball program. Oakland won a Division I best 23 games (one win shy of the school record of 24, set in 1994-95) and advanced all the way to The Summit League Championship game before falling to North Dakota State University 66-64 on a heart-breaking last second shot.
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A show of career bests
The 2008-09 women’s basketball team set a new record for wins in the Division I era with 26 and a new DI record of 16 league wins, both career-bests during head coach Beckie Francis’ tenure.
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Men’s soccer
The Golden Grizzlies posted a school-record 14 wins and finished No. 30 in the country in the College Soccer News Poll for the first time in school history.
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Women’s soccer
After a slow start in the season’s earlier games, the Oakland University women’s soccer team (9-9-2) was on fire during the conference season, posting a 7-1 record against Summit League opponents and earning a share of the regular season championship title before falling 1-0 in the championship tournament game.
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Swimming and diving
The swimming and diving teams continued to prove their dominance in The Summit League and as a mid-major powerhouse in 2008-09 as the both the men’s (8-1 in dual meets) and women’s (7-4 in dual meets) squads captured their 10th straight league title.
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Volleyball team continues making strides
In head coach Rob Beam’s second year at the helm, the Oakland University volleyball team (8-21 overall, 5-11 Summit) continued to make strides of improvement across several areas
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Future promise
The Oakland University men’s and women’s cross country teams showed a lot of promise for what’s to come during the 2009 campaign.
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Academic all-stars
Oakland University student athletes are at the head of the class, placing first on The Summit League’s fall Academic All-Summit League list, with 65 Golden Grizzlies on the Academic All-League team.
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