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Early Spring Issue (Apr. 2014)

NEWS REPORT

Outstanding performances continue from autumn

Athletic teams continue their winning ways. American Football Team of Waseda University Senior High School wins national championship.

Waseda athletic teams continued to post brilliant results in 2013. One team that played exceptionally well was the Men’s Volleyball Team, which has won the Kanto Collegiate Team 23 times and the All-Japan Collegiate Volleyball Championships 3 times. At the All-Japan Collegiate Volleyball Championships held on December 8, the team advanced to the finals for the first time in 40 years and then defeated Nippon Sport Science University in straight sets to capture their 4th championship, the first in 61 years. In January, the Men’s Ice Hockey Team competed in the 86th Japan Collegiate Ice Sports Championships, a tournament held to decide Japan’s top collegiate teams in a variety of ice sports. Our team won the championship for the first time in 4 years. Furthermore, the Men’s Lacrosse Club Redbats persevered in a closely-fought final game to win their first national championship in 2 years. Other teams deserving commendation are the Aikido Club, which protected its reputation as an unshakeable champion by winning Mixed Team Championship in the men’s/women’s group, and the Shorinji Kempo Team, which showed overwhelming power en route to victory in 3 men’s weight classes and 1 women’s class. We continue to expect great things from Waseda teams in the future.

Moreover, in December, the American Football Team of Waseda University Senior High School (Bears) won its 4th consecutive championship by defeating Ritsumeikan Uji Senior High School (Kyoto) at the 44th Japanese High School American Football Championship Game (Christmas Bowl). On January 24, the team visited Waseda University to report to President Kamata on its 5th championship since being founded.

Men’s Volleyball Team celebrates victory.

Members of the Waseda University Senior High School American Football Team gather for a commemorative photograph at the Ajinomoto Stadium.

Team Name Tournament Name Result
Volleyball Team 66th Chichibu-no-Miya Hishi Cup
All-Japan Collegiate Men’s Volleyball Championships
Men’ Team: Championship
Skate Club 86th Japan Collegiate Ice Sports Championships Men’s Ice Hockey Team: Championship
Aikido Club 44th All-Japan Collegiate Aikido Championships Men’s Randori Group Event: Championship
44th All-Japan Collegiate Aikido Championships Women’s Randori Group Event: Championship
Lacrosse Club 5th All-Japan Collegiate Lacrosse Championships Men’s: Championship
Shorinji Kempo Team 47th All-Japan Collegiate Shorinji Kempo Championships Group Event: Championship