Trinity’s men’s basketball team, coached by James Cosgrove, finished the season with a 19-8 overall record and at the top of the NESCAC standings with a 9–1 league mark. The Bantams qualified for the NESCAC Championship Tournament for the 14th time and defeated Colby 71–60 in the quarterfinals before falling to Middlebury 70–58 in the semifinals. Trinity received its ninth NCAA tournament bid, falling 75–73 against Johnson and Wales in the first round. Senior captain forward Shay Ajayi was named to the All-NESCAC First Team, the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-Northeast District First Team, the All-Northeast Region First Team, the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III New England All-Star Second Team, the DIII News All-American Second Team, and the NABC Division III All-American Third Team. Ajayi also was recognized as the NESCAC Player of the Year, while Bantam junior F/C Ed Ogundeko was the NESCAC Defensive Player of the Year and an All-NESCAC Second Team honoree. In addition, Ajayi was selected for the Reese’s NABC Division III College All-Star Game played on March 19, prior to the NCAA Division III Finals in Salem, Virginia, and scored 16 points with seven boards to help the East All-Stars to a 129–120 victory.


MGriffin2Trinity’s women’s basketball team, coached by Wendy Davis, finished the season with a 12–11 record and tied Wesleyan for 10th place in the NESCAC with a 1–9 league mark. Bantam senior captain center Mackenzie Griffin was named to the ECAC Division III New England All-Star First Team, the All-NESCAC Second Team, and the All-Northeast Second Team.