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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.

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Re: The Diva Belt
« Reply #48 on: November 27, 2018, 10:47:38 pm »
surprisingly Amherst only successfully defended The Diva Belt TM twice, against Farmingdale State and RPI, before the upset loss to Eastern Connecticut last Tuesday.

The Warriors immediately ceded The Diva Belt TM back to the NESCAC, losing to Williams on Sunday.

The first title defense for the Ephs will be Friday night at home against Alfred. If they hold it until January 16, Amherst will get a chance to win back what it surely considers to be its personal property.

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Re: The Diva Belt
« Reply #49 on: December 01, 2018, 08:27:44 pm »
Williams defeated Alfred last night, but gave it up in defense #2 today to sixth-ranked Tufts in non-conference intra-NESCAC action.

The Jumbos put The Diva Belt TM on the line Tuesday evening at home against Bridgewater State.

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Re: The Diva Belt
« Reply #50 on: December 02, 2018, 12:21:04 am »
Williams defeated Alfred last night, but gave it up in defense #2 today to sixth-ranked Tufts in non-conference intra-NESCAC action.

The Jumbos put The Diva Belt TM on the line Tuesday evening at home against Bridgewater State.

Tufts get Amherst at home and I believe also now #2 Bowdoin in Medford, so The Diva Belt TM might want to look for rentals in the Medford area because it could be there for a while.  Outside of those 2, I actually think a road game @ Conn College could be their 2nd or 3rd toughest test remaining this year (depending on what you want to make of Amherst this year in the early going).
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Re: The Diva Belt
« Reply #51 on: January 06, 2019, 06:00:00 pm »
after 6 successful title defenses, D3Hoops #1 Bowdoin took The Diva Belt TM from Tufts yesterday.

The first defense for the Polar Bears will be Tuesday at Husson, but I imagine their first serious challenge will be Saturday 1/26 at home against reigning national champion Amherst, a rematch of last year's national title game and very possibly the regular season Game of the Year in all of D3 women's basketball.

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Re: The Diva Belt
« Reply #52 on: January 15, 2019, 10:35:41 am »
I suppose I should probably put this in chart form.

2018-19
TeamDefenses   Challenge dateComment
Amherst211/20Lost to Eastern Connecticut 70-67
Eastern Connecticut011/25Lost to Williams 74-59
Williams112/1Lost to Tufts 67-41
Tufts61/5Lost to Bowdoin 82-63
Bowdoin4*Current Diva BeltTM Holder

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Re: The Diva Belt
« Reply #53 on: January 27, 2019, 11:25:10 am »
Bowdoin likely survives their toughest test of the regular season in defeating Amherst so hopefully the Diva Belt TM likes Maine winters!
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Re: The Diva Belt
« Reply #54 on: March 16, 2019, 04:47:16 pm »
so Bowdoin held The Diva Belt TM until dropping it back to Tufts in the NESCAC championship. The Jumbos successfully defended three times in the NCAA tournament against Western New England, Haverford and Messiah before ceding it to Scranton.

Scranton lost its first defense to Thomas More, who goes for the championship in its final ever Division III game against...Bowdoin.

Jeez, even end days WCW had a more vibrant main event scene than D3 WBB. Speaking of which, in pro wrestling parlance, when "leaving the territory" one is always supposed to go out on one's back, counting the lights, doing the job, etc.

What happens if Thomas More walks into the NAIA sunset as unbeaten national champions? Will they throw The Diva Belt TM in the trash at their first home game in November, as Madusa (nee Alundra Blayze) did with the WWF Women's Championship on Nitro in 1996?

Is the title vacant for the 2019-20 season and handed out along with the 2020 Big Doorstop if the Saints win tonight?

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Re: The Diva Belt
« Reply #55 on: March 16, 2019, 07:21:24 pm »
You didn't hear?

We're going to put the Diva Belt on the line at the D3hoops.com Classic. Winner takes it home.