Recent Allegheny College graduate Winnie Wong (Pittsburgh, PA/Plum) has been nominated, along with Kenyon's Alisa Vereschagin, for the NCAA Woman of the Year award, one of the most prestigious honors the NCAA bestows.
The award recognizes senior student-athletes who have distinguished themselves throughout their collegiate careers in the areas of academic achievement, athletics excellence, service, and leadership.
The Denison University community mourns the loss of Lou Mitchell '57, who passed away on Sunday, June 24. A loyal and generous supporter of Denison, Lou joined the Board of Trustees in 1978 and became a Life Trustee in 1998. He also was a member of the Athletics Hall of Fame and was an Alumni Citation Award winner, which is the highest honor bestowed on a member of the alumni.
Oberlin College President Marvin Krislov has announced the appointment of Natalie Winkelfoos as interim Delta Lodge Director of Athletics and Physical Education. Winkelfoos, who has been on staff with the athletics department in various positions since 2005, had been serving as the associate director of athletics for development and alumni affairs since June of 2010. She previously served as co-interim director of athletics from December 2011 through June 2011.
Matt Ense, assistant swimming and diving coach at Denison University, has been named DePauw University's head women's swimming and diving coach. Ense replaces Mary Bretscher who, in April, announced her retirement from coaching.
Oberlin College Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach Jacqueline McDevitt will be on hand at the White House on Wednesday afternoon to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Title IX. The White House Council on Women and Girls will host the commemorative event in Washington, D.C., bringing together women and men from many fields that have been greatly impacted by the passing of Title IX in 1972. Athletes, coaches, educators, administrators and many other prominent figures from the world of college athletics will meet to celebrate the achievements of those whose gateways to sports were opened by Title IX.
Seven North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) track & field/cross country student-athletes were named to the 2012 Capital One Academic All-America Div. III Squad, it was announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on June 19th.
Ohio Wesleyan assistant men's basketball coach, Mark Bollinger, has been named head coach of the Piedmont College (GA) men's basketball team. In four season's as an assistant on Mike DeWitt's staff at OWU, the team posted a 66-40 record, including a 44-20 mark in NCAC games.
Denison senior defender Nick Farrell (New York, NY/Millbrook School) was named to the 2012 United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Scholar All-America Team. Farrell was one of 74 student-athletes across all three division of the NCAA to receive the prestigious honor, and the lone selection from the North Coast Athletic Conference.
Recent Kenyon College graduate and former Lords catcher Jack Graham (Fairfield, CT/Ludlowe) was drafted Wednesday by the Baltimore Orioles in the 38th round of Major League Baseball's 2012 First-Year Player Draft. Overall, Graham was the 1,152nd pick of the 40-round draft.