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Offline lmitzel

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Re: The Diva Belt
« Reply #45 on: January 31, 2018, 01:16:27 pm »
Okay, after rereading through the entire original BeltTM thread and remembering that a Diva BeltTM thread existed... I'm going to try to rebuild this history.

2003-04
TeamDefenses   Challenge dateComment
Trinity TX8* 12/31/2003loss at McMurry 73-72
McMurry 201/08/2004loss at Mississippi College 77-56
Mississippi College 001/10/2004loss to Hardin-Simmons 76-66
Hardin-Simmons301/24/2004loss at Howard Payne 63-39 (2831 fans in attendance)
Howard Payne 001/29/2004 loss to UMHB 62-52
UMHB 001/31/2004loss at Sul Ross State 72-64
Sul Ross State 002/05/2004 loss at Concordia-Austin (TX) 61-52
Concordia-Austin (TX) 002/07/2004 loss to Howard Payne 63-61
Howard Payne302/19/2004loss at McMurry 63-50
McMurry 002/21/2004 loss to Sul Ross State 91-84


Trinity had 8 defenses including UW-Oshkosh the night before the road loss to McMurry.
Sul Ross State keeps The Diva BeltTM for the 2004 summer in beautiful Alpine TX.
2004-05
TeamDefenses   Challenge dateComment
Sul Ross 1* 11/29/2004 loss to Louisiana College 69-61
Louisiana College 0 12/02/2004 loss to Concordia-Austin TX 78-72
Concordia-Austin TX 0 12/04/2004 loss at Mississippi College 55-52
Mississippi College 1 12/18/2004 loss at Hardin-Simmons 79-67
Hardin-Simmons 6 + 1 01/22/2005 loss at UMHB 68-47
UMHB 0 01/27/2005 loss at Howard Payne 61-56
Howard Payne 0 01/29/2011 loss to Concordia TX 72-67
Concordia TX 1 02/05/2005 loss to Howard Payne 78-71
Howard Payne 3 02/19/2005 loss at Texas Lutheran 64-63

Sul Ross State has one non-title contest, a loss to D-II UTx Permian Basin

Hardin-Simmons had one non-title game, a win over NAIA Texas Wesleyan.

The Diva BeltTM spends the summer in beautiful Seguin, TX in summer 2005.
2005-2006

TeamDefenses   Challenge dateComment
Texas Lutheran0 11/18/2005loss at Piedmont 86-72
Piedmont3 + 1 12/01/2005loss to Emory 69-49
Emory 5+ 1 01/07/2006loss to Case Reserve 61-52
Case Reserve1 01/13/2006loss to Chicago 70-62
Chicago1 01/20/2006loss to Brandeis 92-85
Brandeis 1 02/03/2006loss at Emory 62-52
Emory1 02/10/2006loss at Chhicago 54-36
Chicago0 02/12/2006loss to Case Reserve 69-68
Case Reserve 3 *Kept The Diva BeltTM in Cleveland for the summer

Piedmont had a non-title loss to North Greenville.
Emory had a non-title win over Tennessee Temple

Corrections appreciated.
2006-07

TeamDefenses   Challenge dateComment
Case 2 11/21/2006 loss at Baldwin-Wallace 78-50
Baldwin Wallace 11 01/13/2007 loss at Wilmington OH
Wilmington OH 2 01/24/2007 loss at Capital 77-69
Capital 4 02/10/2007 loss at Ohio Northern 55-52
Ohio Northern 0 02/15/2007 loss at Muskingum 87-79
Muskingum 1 02/20/2007 loss at Wilmington 80-55
Wilmington OH 3 03/03/2007 loss to Calvin 73-67 in the Elite 8
Calvin 1 03/10/2007 loss to DePauw in the Finals 71-64
DePauw * * Takes The Diva Belt TM home to Greencastle IN

Revised 2007 - 2008

Depauw  11/16/07 - 11/25/07  3 defenses
11/25/07  Thomas More  65 - 59   11/25/07 - 3/8/08  26 defenses  (the RECORD)
3/8  Oglethorpe  65 - 55  3/8 - 3/21   2 defenses
3/21  Messiah   80 - 60  3/21 - 3/22 no defenses
3/22   Howard Payne  68 - 54  National champs   
2008 - 2009
Howard Payne  11/21/09 - 12 6   6 defenses
12/6  Texas Dallas  77 - 55  12/6 - 1/31  10 defenses
1/31  Mississippi College  74 - 64   1/ 31 - 2 /7   1 defense
2/7   Texas Dallas   61 - 54    2/7 - 2/19  2 defenses
2/19   East Texas Baptist   56 - 50   2/19 - 2/27  1 defense
2/27  Mary Hardin Baylor   57 - 48  2/27 - 2/28  no defenses
2/28   Hardin Simmons  64 - 48   2/28 - 3/1  no defenses
3/1    Howard Payne   72 - 65 3/1 - 3/6  no defenses
3/6  Transylvania   61 - 52   3/6 - 3/7  no defenses
3/7   Wash U    83 - 57  3/7 - 3/21  3 defenses
3/21  George Fox   60 - 53   National champ
2009-2010

11/17/2009 - 11/29/2009  George Fox   4 defenses
11/29/09  Cal Lutheran  54 - 48   11/29 - 12/20  4 defenses
12/20/09 Puget Sound  56 - 48  12/20/09 - 1/2/10  2 defenses
1/2/10 George Fox  65 - 62  1/2 - 3/13   21 Defenses
3/13/10 Washington U  59 - 52    3/13 -3/20  3 defenses  National Champs
Diva Belt    2010/2011 season

11/15/10 - 11/20/10 Wash U   1 defense
11/20/10  Illinois Wesleyan  73 - 68   11/20 - 11/23 no defenses
11/23/10  Wisconsin Whitewater  74 - 60  11/23  -  12/8    3 defenses
12/8/10   Wisconsin Steven's Point  83 - 69  12/8 - 12/11  0 defenses
12/11/10   Illinois Wesleyan  76  - 72  12/11/10 - 1/29/11  10 defenses
1/29/11  Carthage  63 - 55      1/29 - 2/3/10   0 defenses
AND the CURRENT Diva Belt Holder

2 / 10  Wheaton  68 - 50  2/3 - ????


please, i hope I didn't goof up!!!!!
We're good up to that point. From there...

2010-2011 Diva BeltTM Path
11/15/10 - 11/20/10 Wash U   1 defense
11/20/10  Illinois Wesleyan  73 - 68   11/20 - 11/23 no defenses
11/23/10  Wisconsin Whitewater  74 - 60  11/23  -  12/8    3 defenses
12/8/10   Wisconsin Steven's Point  83 - 69  12/8 - 12/11  0 defenses
12/11/10   Illinois Wesleyan  76  - 72  12/11/10 - 1/29/11  10 defenses
1/29/11  Carthage  63 - 55      1/29 - 2/3/11   0 defenses
2/3  Wheaton  68 - 50  2/3 - 2/12/11   2 defenses
2/12  Illinois Wesleyan   65-63   2/12 - 3/18/11   9 defenses
3/18 Wash U 87-77 3/18 - 3/19/11   0 defenses
3/19 Amherst 64-55 3/19/11 National Champ

I'll try to build from the 2011-12 season onward in a little bit. Probably use Ralph's formatting since it looks cleaner/easier.

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Re: The Diva Belt
« Reply #46 on: January 31, 2018, 02:08:19 pm »
2011-12
TeamDefenses   Challenge dateComment
Amherst313/16/2012loss to George Fox 76-69 in Holland, MI (National Semis)
George Fox03/17/2012loss to Illinois Wesleyan 57-48 in Holland, MI (National Championship)
Illinois Wesleyan**National Champs- Keep The Diva BeltTM for the summer in Bloomington, IL

Amherst's 31 defenses are a record for The Diva BeltTM to this point.


2012-13
TeamDefenses   Challenge dateComment
Illinois Wesleyan011/16/2012loss to Mount Union 73-68 at Manchester
Mount Union812/22/2012loss at Capital 57-48
Capital11/5/2013loss vs Otterbein 64-39
Otterbein61/30/2013loss at Ohio Northern 65-42
Ohio Northern83/2/2013loss at Hope 63-48 (NCAA Tournament 2nd Round)
Hope13/9/2013loss at UW-Whitewater 65-60 (NCAA Tournament 4th Round)
UW-Whitewater13/16/2013loss to DePauw 69-51 in Holland, MI (National Championship)
DePauw**National Champs- Keep The Diva BeltTM for the summer in Greencastle, IN


2013-14
TeamDefenses   Challenge dateComment
DePauw242/22/2014loss at Ohio Wesleyan 65-64
Ohio Wesleyan12/28/2014loss to Denison 67-57 in Greencastle, IN (NCAC Semis)
Denison03/1/2014loss at DePauw 69-41 (NCAC Championship)
DePauw33/15/2014loss vs UW-Whitewater 88-71 (NCAA Tournament 4th Round)
UW-Whitewater03/21/2014loss to Whitman 88-71 in Stevens Point, WI (National Semis)
Whitman03/22/2014loss to FDU-Florham 80-72 in Stevens Point, WI (National Championship)
FDU-Florham**National Champs- Keep The Diva BeltTM for the summer in Madison, NJ


2014-15
TeamDefenses   Challenge dateComment
FDU-Florham202/7/2015loss at Eastern 88-87 (OT)
Eastern52/28/2015loss at FDU-Florham 76-66 (MACF Championship)
FDU-Florham33/14/2015loss at Tufts 58-52 (NCAA Tournament 4th Round)
Tufts03/20/2015loss to Thomas More 62-52 in Grand Rapids, MI (National Semis)
Thomas More1*National Champs*- Keep The Diva BeltTM for the summer in Crestview Hills, KY

*Thomas More vacated all wins from this season due to NCAA violations, but per precedent set with The BeltTM in the UWSP case, Thomas More retains The Diva BeltTM


2015-16
TeamDefenses   Challenge dateComment
Thomas More33*National Champs- Keep The Diva BeltTM for the summer in Crestview Hills, KY

Thomas More breaks Amherst's record for consecutive Diva BeltTM defenses with 34 going back to the 2014-15 season, and sets a record for in-season consecutive defenses with 33. They are also the first team to hold The Diva BeltTM for an entire season.


2016-17
TeamDefenses   Challenge dateComment
Thomas More283/4/17loss vs Hope 74-67 (NCAA Tournament 2nd Round)
Hope03/10/17loss to Christopher Newport 79-74 in Ada, OH (NCAA Tournament 3rd Round)
Christopher Newport13/17/17loss to Amherst 66-51 in Grand Rapids, MI (National Semis)
Amherst1*National Champs- Keep The Diva BeltTM for the summer in Amherst, MA

Thomas More extended its record consecutive defense streak of The Diva BeltTM to 62 games.


2017-18
TeamDefenses   Challenge dateComment
Amherst20*CURRENT DIVA BELTTM HOLDERS

*exhales*

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Re: The Diva Belt
« Reply #47 on: March 19, 2018, 09:41:51 am »
2017-18
TeamDefenses   Challenge dateComment
Amherst33*National Champs- National Champs- Keep The Diva BeltTM for the summer in Amherst, MA

Amherst becomes the second team in Diva BeltTM history to keep ItTM for an entire season (Thomas More in 2015-16) and matches its program record of 34 consecutive title defenses. The Mammoths will need to win their first 28 games next season to match Thomas More's streak.