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Those championship seasons

We tally up Yale’s national championships in 13 varsity sports.

Chart: Mark Zurolo ’01MFA. Source: Yale Sports Publicity.

Chart: Mark Zurolo ’01MFA. Source: Yale Sports Publicity.

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As the NCAA national championship tournaments in basketball and hockey approach, we were wondering just how many Yale teams have claimed national titles over the last century and a half of intercollegiate sports. Here’s the count, according to Yale’s athletic department. Early champions in some of the sports listed, particularly football, were decided in later years by sports historians.

Editor’s note: after our print edition went to press in February, the men’s squash team won its eighth national championship. Congratulations!

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