Department of Athletics Annual Report 2015-16
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Varsity Athletics 2015-2016 Review NCAA Championships Department Awards Academic Success Student Athlete Advisory Committee Community Outreach Team Impact Department News Club Sports Intramurals Athletics Facilities Media Relations & Marketing Revenue Generation Annual Giving Sports Medicine Conference Honors Regional & National Honors
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A message from Ken Ralph Director of Athletics Dear Tiger Fans, Thank you for taking the time to review the Department of Athletics Annual Report. As most of you are aware, the Department of Athletics encompasses varsity, club, intramurals, fitness, and casual recreation. We take great pride in the fact that more than 90 percent of CC students partake in departmental programming. It is always our stated goal to provide a safe, fun, and invigorating environment as our students pursue their athletic goals. We are grateful to all of the staff and faculty who support us in these efforts. As always this report is an effort to educate the campus community as to our efforts and results over the past year. It is our intention to be as complete as possible and give everyone a solid picture of the activity within the department. This report also allows us to look within ourselves to see areas where we may improve on our services in the future. While we are proud of what we do and all we have accomplished we know we must always grow and adjust to offer the best service for our campus. While many people contributed to this report, you would not see it in its finished form without the efforts of our Assistant AD for Operations, Andy Obringer. Many of you know that Andy wears several hats in the department and around campus. We are all grateful for the work he does on behalf of our students.
We take great pride in the fact that 90 percent of CC students partake in departmental programming.
If you have any questions regarding the report please do not hesitate to contact me directly. We look forward to another outstanding year of service to our campus community. Go Tigers!
Ken Ralph Director of Athletics
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Varsity Athletics The Colorado College Athletics Department sponsors 17 varsity programs. Fifteen programs compete at the NCAA Division III level and two at the NCAA Division I level. Division III programs are members of the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC), with the exception of Men’s Lacrosse and Women’s Lacrosse, which competed as independents in 2016. Division I Men’s Ice Hockey is a member of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) and Division I Women’s Soccer competed as an affiliate member of the Mountain West (MW). SOUTHERN COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC CONFERENCE The Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) was formed to provide an association through which the member institutions may encourage organized competition in intercollegiate sports among teams representative of their respective student bodies. Members of this conference share a commitment to priority of the overall quality of academic standards and quality educational experiences. SCAC member institutions are committed to sponsoring a variety of varsity sports to maximize opportunities for student participation. SCAC schools also operate under the principle that participation in sports should be solely from student interest and enjoyment of athletic competition, and that no financial aid shall be given to any student which is conditional upon athletic ability or participation in intercollegiate sports. SCAC member institutions support students in their efforts to reach high levels of performance by providing them with adequate facilities, competent coaching and appropriate competitive opportunities with students from similar institutions. SCAC Member Institutions Austin College Colorado College Schreiner University Texas Lutheran University Centenary College University of Dallas Southwestern University Trinity University NATIONAL COLLEGIATE HOCKEY CONFERENCE The National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) facilitates and fosters competitive, academic and operational excellence for its member institutions through the sport of ice hockey. The Conference supports a culture of professionalism and integrity, reflecting its commitment to grow the sport of ice hockey while creating a positive experience for the student-athletes and fans it serves. The NCHC was founded in the summer of 2011 when six institutions bonded together to form a collection of some of the most notable college hockey programs in the nation. Just a few months later, the conference grew to eight teams and established the foundation for this prestigious group of institutions. Built on the principles of excellence both on and off the ice, the NCHC is committed to fostering an environment of integrity, sportsmanship and competition. With a solid foundation of institutions rich in tradition and excellence, the NCHC has solidified itself as the premier college hockey conference with four of eight teams reaching the NCAA Tournament in 2016. NCHC Member Institutions Colorado College University of Denver Miami University
University of Minnesota Duluth University of Nebraska Omaha University of North Dakota
St. Cloud State University Western Michigan University
MOUNTAIN WEST CONFERENCE From its inception in 1999, the Mountain West (MW) has been committed to excellence in intercollegiate athletics, while promoting the academic missions of its member institutions. Progressive in its approach, the MW continues to cultivate opportunities for student-athletes to compete at the highest level, while fostering academic achievement and sportsmanship. Now in its 17th year, the MW has been assertive in its involvement with the NCAA governance structure and has taken a leadership role in the overall administration of intercollegiate athletics. MW Member Institutions Sponsoring Women’s Soccer United States Air Force Academy Boise State University Colorado College Colorado State University
California State University - Fresno University of Nevada University of New Mexico San Diego State University
San Jose State University University of Nevada - Las Vegas Utah State University University of Wyoming
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2118 undergraduate students* 1367 participate in intramurals+ 260 participate in club sports+ 290 participate in varsity athletics+ Note: Overlap in participation numbers exists as many club and varsity athletes also participate in intramurals +Totals are based on unduplicated counts of participants *Fall Registered & On-Campus Undergraduates Office of the Registrar On-Campus Student Enrollment as of Fall & Spring Census dates
4 students earned Academic or Scholar All-America honors 4 students earned Academic All-District honors 5 students earned Scholar All-Region honors 3 students earned NCHC Scholar-Athlete honors 5 students earned MW Scholar-Athlete honors 152 students earned Conference All-Academic honors 12 students earned a spot on an Academic Honor Roll 57 students earned All-Conference honors 22 students earned Player of the Week honors 9 students earned season-end conference honors
15 students earned conference all-tournament honors
22 students earned All-Region honors 3 students earned Honorable Mention All-American honors 5 students earned All-American honors
2015-2016 TIGERS Sport Record Conference Record & Finish Basketball (M) 16-11 10-4, 2nd in SCAC Basketball (W) 4-21 3-11, T-6th in SCAC Cross Country (M) 2nd at SCAC Championships Cross Country (W) 1st at SCAC Championships Hockey (M) 6-29-1 4-19-1, 8th in NCHC Lacrosse (M) 12-5 Lacrosse (W) 14-3 Soccer (M) 14-3-3 11-1-2, 2nd in SCAC Soccer (W) 9-12-1 6-5, 5th in MW Swimming & Diving (M) 4th at SCAC Championships Swimming & Diving (W) 2nd at SCAC Championships Tennis (M) 4-15 3rd at SCAC Championships Tennis (W) 9-9 3rd at SCAC Championships Track & Field (M) 3rd at SCAC Championships Track & Field (W) 3rd at SCAC Championships Volleyball (W) 34-4 14-0, 1st in SCAC
Post Season 15th at NCAA West Regional 4th at NCAA West Regional NCAA DIII Tournament NCAA DIII Tournament
NCAA DIII Tournament
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Swimming & Diving
Swimming & Diving
Indoor Track & Field
Track & Field
Outdoor Track & Field
Total Participants: 178 Total Unduplicated: 165
Total Participants: 160 Total Unduplicated: 125
Total Varsity Participants: 338 Total Unduplicated: 290
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Head Coach: Geoff Bennett (12th season)
Senior Sarah Schweiss turned in one of the more remarkable individual seasons in the thirty one-year history of Colorado College women’s soccer during the 2015 campaign. Despite being the focus of every opponent’s defensive game plan, the Mountain West Offensive Player of the Year struck for six game-winning goals and led CC to the semifinals of the conference tournament. CC began the season with a 1-1-5 record in its first seven games, a ledger that was distorted by three one-goal losses. Despite the early growing pains, the Tigers fought through the adversity and rebounded to win five of their next six contests. Colorado College clawed its way to a 6-5 Mountain West record and earned the fifth seed for the conference tournament after recording a dramatic 3-2 victory at Air Force in the final game of the regular season. In that match, Schweiss struck for the game-winning goal with 48 seconds remaining in regulation and climbed into eighth place in program history with 27 career tallies. She also finished in a tie for seventh in program history with 68 career points and a tie for 13th with 14 assists. Schweiss was named a first-team all-conference selection for the second year in a row. Senior Lexi Long and freshman midfielder Lauren Milliet were honorable-mention all-MW selections. Schweiss completed her impressive list of honors by being named to the NSCAA/Continental Tire NCAA Division I Women’s all-Pacific Region Team by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. Schweiss, a first-team selection, earned all-region accolades for the second consecutive season.
Head Coach: Scott Palguta (1st season)
The Colorado College men’s soccer team lived up to the program’s tradition of success during Scott Palguta’s first season as head coach. The Tigers posted double-digit victories for the fifth year in a row with a 14-3-3 ledger (.775), the highest overall winning percentage since 2004. CC, which was ranked as high as No. 18 by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, came within a point of dethroning Trinity University as the SCAC regular-season champion and lost to TU on a penalty kick in the 2015 SCAC Championship at Stewart Field. Senior midfielder Max Grossenbacher was named a third-team All-American by the NSCAA. In addition to Grossenbacher, junior defender Jack McCormick, junior midfielder Soren Frykholm and sophomore goalkeeper Theo Hooker were named to the NSCAA’s all-West Region squad. Grossenbacher, who was tabbed SCAC Offensive Player of the Year, earned a spot on the all-conference first-team along with McCormick. Frykholm, Hooker, freshman defender Keenan Amer and freshman forward Robert Malone all were voted to the second team while senior defender Trevor Houghton, junior midfielders Nathan Andersen and Christian Wulff, and sophomore forward Tim Huettel received honorable-mention accolades.
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WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY
Head Coach: Ted Castaneda (24th season)
Expectations were as high as ever entering the 2015 season for the Colorado College women’s cross country team. The Tigers produced their best year to date in 2014 by capturing the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference title and producing the school’s first individual conference champion. Many would say those expectations were exceeded in ‘15 as the Tigers defended their SCAC title, repeated as individual champion and sent a program-record three runners to the NCAA Division III National Championship in Oshkosh, Wisc. Junior Leah Wessler successfully defended her individual title and helped CC run away with its second consecutive SCAC team championship. Wessler, who was CC’s first-ever individual champion in 2014, became the first female runner to defend the SCAC title since Natalie Shaffer of DePauw University in 2003 and ‘04. She covered the 6k course in 24 minutes, 8.2 seconds and finished 15 seconds ahead of the second-place runner. CC won the meet by placing five other runners in the top 10. Junior Katie Sandfort finished fourth, while freshmen Leah Veldhuisen and Allysa Warling (24.39.2) claimed fifth and sixth, respectively. Juniors Allie Crimmins and Stefani Messick finished ninth and 10th, respectively, to clinch the team title. In addition to the six runners that finished in the top 10, juniors Patty Atkinson and Corey Luna also earned all-conference honors by finishing 13th and 14th, respectively. The eight all-conference performers are the most ever by either the men’s or women’s cross country teams at CC. After winning the conference title, the Tigers posted their second consecutive fourth-place finish at the NCAA Division III West Regional Championships. Warling returned to the top of the team with a 10th-place finish, followed by Wessler in 11th and Sandfort in 14th. All three qualified for the national meet, while Veldhuisen (25th) and Crimmins (32nd) joined the trio on the all-region team. Wessler recorded the best finish by a CC female runner at the Division III Championships since 1999 by placing 78th. Sandfort finished 97th and Warling, the first CC freshman to qualify for the meet as an individual runner, was 134th out of 280 runners. Warling Wessler Sandfort
MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY
Head Coach: Ted Castaneda (24th season)
Colorado College entered the 2015 season as the defending Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference champion, but knew that it would be a challenge to repeat after losing several top runners from that winning team. Junior Conor Terhune, the team’s top returner, was recovering from an injury at the start of the season, but missed only one meet. After finishing third on the team at the CC Invitational in Monument Valley Park, Terhune led the squad for the next three meets, including an impressive seventh-place finish at the 2015 conference championship. Senior Jacob Rothman followed in eighth place as the Tigers were unable to defend their crown, but did finish second with a very young and inexperienced squad. Joining Terhune and Rothman on the all-conference team were freshman David Eik, senior Tucker Hampson and sophomore Ethan Holland, who finished 10th, 12th and 13th, respectively. Eik produced a very impressive inaugural season at CC, leading the team at the season-opening Joe Vigil Invitational in Alamosa, Colo., then finished no worse than fourth on the squad in the final four meets of the campaign. For his efforts, he was named the team’s Rookie of the Year.
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Head Coach: Rick Swan (17th season)
The Colorado College volleyball team, which recorded one of the most successful seasons in program history, was ranked No. 10 by the American Volleyball Coaches Association in the final Division III Coaches Top 25 poll of the 2015 season. The Tigers finished the season with a 34-4 record, which included a 6-2 mark against opponents ranked in the top 25 at the time of the match, and set the program’s single-season record with an .895 winning percentage. CC became the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference’s first undefeated regularseason champion since 2009 with a 14-0 mark, and earned the program’s 18th consecutive appearance in the NCAA Division III Volleyball Championship. Unfortunately, Colorado College’s season came to an end against eventual national champion California Lutheran University in a first-round match featuring a pair of top-10 teams that many thought was worthy of being an Elite 8 confrontation. In addition to its team accomplishments, CC claimed an abundance of individual awards. Senior setter/rightside hitter Courtney Birkett and junior outside hitter Abbe Holtze were named AVCA first-team All-Americans and they were joined by senior libero Sophie Merrifield on the all-West Region Team. The Tigers also swept all four of the SCAC’s top individual honors. Birkett was named Player of the Year, Merrifield was selected Back Row Player of the Year and middle hitter Myca Steffey-Bean was tabbed Freshman of the Year. Rounding out the list of recipients was Rick Swan, who was voted Coach of the Year. Birkett, Holtze and Merrifield were firstteam all-conference selections, while senior middle hitter Kaimara Herron was named to the second team. Birkett
Head Coach: Mike Haviland (2nd season)
The Colorado College hockey team finished the 2015-16 season with a 6-29-1 record after playing the fifth-toughest schedule in the country, according to the Division I RPI. In fact, NCHC schools occupied the top seven spots on the list. The Tigers played 21 of its 36 games, including 13 of its last 17, against teams ranked in the top 12 in the country. One of the highlights of the season was playing the University of Denver in the historic “Battle on Blake” outdoor game at Coors Field, the first outdoor hockey game played in the state of Colorado. The game attracted more than 35,000 spectators on a beautiful February day in Denver. Despite falling to the Pioneers 4-1, it was a once in a lifetime experience for everyone involved. After opening the campaign with 13 straight losses, the Tigers put together an impressive stretch that produced a 6-5-1 record, including a home sweep over Miami and convincing wins over No. 4 St. Cloud State and No. 11 Omaha. In addition, CC rallied from a 4-0 deficit to salvage a 5-5 tie at top-ranked North Dakota. Three Tigers, sophomores Mason Bergh, Andrew Farny and Jake Emilio, were placed on the NCHC Scholar-Athlete Team by achieving a 3.5 cumulative GPA or better. In addition, CC had 19 of its 28 players from the 2015-16 roster on the league’s Academic All-Conference Team.
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Head Coach: Liz Doran (8th season)
The 2015-16 women’s basketball team finished the season with a 4-21 overall record and a 3-11 conference record. Senior Danielle Davis, who led the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference averaging 15.8 points per game, was named a second-team all-conference selection in a ballot of the league’s head coaches. Junior forward Korbyn Ukasick was an honorable-mention selection. It marked the third year in a row Davis was recognized by the conference. During the 2014-15 season, she earned a spot on the third team after receiving honorable-mention accolades as a sophomore. Davis ranked among the conference leaders in several statistical categories, finishing second during the regular-season with a .490 field-goal percentage and 11th with a .679 freethrow percentage. She led the Tigers with single-season highs of 364 points and 40 steals. She also grabbed a team-high 121 rebounds, was third with 47 assists and finished her career ranked among the program’s top-20 in five categories (points, rebounds, steals, blocked shots and assists).
Head Coach: Andy Partee (10th season)
The Colorado College men’s basketball team finished the 2015-16 regular season campaign with a 15-10 overall record and claimed second in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference’s standings with a 10-4 mark. In the SCAC Men’s Basketball Championship semifinals, Andrew Maddock set the a tournament record and tied the Colorado College single-game mark with 46 points to power the Tigers to a 93-83 victory over Austin College. The Tigers ran out of time and dropped an 80-77 decision to Texas Lutheran University in the title game. Senior James Lonergan was named to the All-Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference first team while John Hatch and Eric Houska were third-team selections in the ballot of the league’s head coaches. Justin Berardino and Andrew Maddock each received honorable-mention accolades. During the regular season, Lonergan led the Tigers with 312 points and 184 rebounds, was second with 79 assists and tied for third with 15 steals. All four totals were personal single-season highs. The senior forward was first in the SCAC with a .578 field-goal percentage. Hatch, who started 16 of the final 17 games, led CC with 49 blocked shots, finished second with 138 rebounds and fourth with 261 points. Houska ranked among the team leaders in nearly every statistical category. He was first with 83 assists and 43 three-point baskets, second with 17 steals, fourth with 248 points and fifth with 59 rebounds. Lonergan
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WOMEN’S SWIMMING & DIVING
Head Coach: Anne Goodman James (10th season) The Colorado College women’s swimming and diving team was led all season by senior Olivia Dilorati. Dilorati became the third female swimmer in school history to earn All-America honors with a third-place finish in the 100-yard butterfly at the 2016 NCAA Division III National Championships in Greensboro, N.C. Olivia posted the highest finish ever by a CC swimmer at the national meet and broke her own school record in the event with a time of 54.83 seconds. She joined Sue Wolfe (1983) and Taylor Jaramillo (2004 and ‘06) on the All-America list from the women’s program. The team finished second at the SCAC Championships for the fourth consecutive season and head coach Anne Goodman James and her assistants were one of three to share the Women’s Staff of the Year award. Dilorati won two individual events at the conference meet and was a member of four winning relays. She also broke the school’s longest standing record when she won the 50 freestyle. Fellow senior Megan Gillespie won the 400 individual medley, while sophomore Ellen Silk captured the 200 butterfly for the second consecutive season. In diving, sophomore Mary Rose Donahue posted a pair of top 10 finishes at the 2016 NCAA Division III Region 2 Diving Championships in Grinnell, Iowa. She finished in a tie for fifth place in the 1-meter event with a score of 399.45 points. She followed that with an eighth-place result in the 3-meter event.
MEN’S SWIMMING & DIVING
Head Coach: Anne Goodman James (10th season)
The Colorado College men’s swimming and diving team posted a fourth-place finish at the 2016 SCAC Championships. The Tigers were led by junior Crane Sarris, who gathered three all-conference honors with a second-place finish in the 100 freestyle and third in the 200 freestyle and as a member of the 200 medley relay team along with senior Yueyang Yu and freshmen Drew Ceglinski and Ethan Schick. Sarris and Schick earned SCAC Swimmer of the Week honors during the season. Sarris took first place in the 100-yard freestyle race and second in the 50 free at the CC Classic to win his award. He also anchored CC’s second-place 400 medley, 200 free and 200 medley relays. Schick, meanwhile, won the 100 butterfly in a dual meet against Division II Colorado School of Mines. He also took second in the 50 free and third in the 100 individual medley and was a member of the Tigers’ medley relay. In the classroom, the Tigers posted the highest team grade-point average (3.63) nationally among NCAA Division III schools and the second-highest across all three NCAA divisions, just behind Division II Urbana University at 3.64 for the 2015 fall semester. Sarris also earned a spot on CoSIDA’s Academic All-District At-Large Team.
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Head Coach: Susan Stuart (22nd season)
The Colorado College women’s lacrosse team made a triumphant return to the NCAA Division III Women’s Lacrosse Championship in 2016. In their first postseason appearance since 2007, the Tigers utilized a dominating first-half performance to defeat Rhodes College, 18-2, in the second round of the NCAA Division III Tournament on May 15 at Stewart Field. In the ensuing round of the tournament, the Tigers fell 17-7 at Salisbury University in a game played in a torrential rain. CC completed the season with a 14-3 record, which included a nine-game winning streak. Seven of those nine victories occurred on the road, including three against teams that qualified for the NCAA Tournament. Sophomore Steph Kelly, who ranked among the national leaders in three statistical categories, earned third-team All-America honors from the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association IWLCA). She became the 10th All-American in the 22-year history of CC’s varsity program and the first since Mallory Newton was named to the third team in 2008. Kelly set single-season school records with 46 assists, 96 points and 148 draw controls. She also was second on the team with a career-high 50 goals. Kelly ranked second nationally averaging 8.71 draw controls per game. CC also placed four members on the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association all-West Region Team after leading the Tigers to the No. 1 ranking in the West Region. Junior midfielder Mary Taussig and Steph Kelly were first-team selections, while junior midfielder Sadie Cole and sophomore attacker Annie DeFrino were named to the second team.
Head Coach: Sean Woods (5th season)
Colorado College’s first-ever victory in the NCAA Division III Men’s Lacrosse Championship was certainly worth the wait. Senior midfielder Eric Neumeyer scored 28 seconds into overtime to give the Tigers an 11-10 victory over Whittier College in the program’s first-ever postseason game played at Washburn Field. Neumeyer took a skip pass from freshman midfielder Tyler Borko, spun around a defender and beat the Poet’s goaltender with a high shot inside the far right post. Three days later, the Tigers dropped a 15-6 decision at eventual national champion Salisbury University and finished their season with a 12-5 record. Murphy made 17 saves against the Sea Gulls, marking the 33rd time in his career he stopped double-digit shots. In the final game of the regular season, CC retained possession of the Locker-Stabler Cup for the sixth year in a row with a 13-9 victory over the Poets on April 30. Davie struck for five goals to lead the Tigers to their ninth-consecutive triumph over their West Region rivals. Murphy and Davie were named honorable-mention All-Americans by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association. Murphy finished the season ranked 24th nationally with a .587 saves percentage, while Davie tied for 28th averaging 3.0 goals per game. Murphy became the Colorado College’s first three-time recipient, while Davie was honored for the first time. CC also placed three players on the IWLCA’s inaugural Division III West Region team. Davie earned a spot on the first team, while senior defender Corey Boeschenstein and Murphy were named to the second team.
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Head Coach: Anthony Weber (3rd season)
The Colorado College women’s tennis team posted its highest season-ending team and individual region rankings since 2009. The Tigers finished the 2016 season ranked 14th in the Division III West Region, its best season-ending regional ranking since a No. 12 posting at the end of the 2009 campaign, while sophomore Fiona Cerf finished tied for 25th in the region, the best individual ranking since Jordan Evans finished the ‘09 campaign ranked 21st. CC finished the season with a 13-9 record, the best mark since posting the same mark in 2012, and captured third place at the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference tournament. Cerf, meanwhile, earned a spot on the all-SCAC team for the second consecutive season after going 9-6 at the No. 1 singles spot and 10-2 at the top doubles position with freshman Kendal McGinnis. Following the tournament, Cerf and sophomore Natalia Dellavalle were named to the all-tournament team for singles, while Cerf and McGinnis were selected as a doubles team. Dellavalle led the team with 13 singles victories, while freshman Annie Zlevor won a team-high 14 doubles matches.
MEN’S TENNIS The Colorado College men’s tennis team saved the best for last during the 2015-16 season. The Tigers, who took an 11-match losing streak into the SCAC Championships, won a pair of 5-4 matches at the tournament to claim third place. Fifth-seeded CC outlasted Austin College in a seven-hour marathon in the first round, then after falling to top-seeded Trinity in the semis, upset No. 3-seed Schreiner University in the third-place match. Senior Taylor Delehanty, playing his final match as a Tiger, paired with sophomore Brian Chen to rally from a 5-2 hole to win the last six games and collect an 8-5 victory over Isaac Vasquez and Josh Newman at the No. 2 position. Delehanty then defeated Newman, 7-5, 7-5, at the No. 3 singles match and freshman Daniel Holland (No. 2) and senior Casey Shaw (No. 6) also won in straight sets. After splitting the first two sets, Chen pulled out the third set to defeat Hancock 6-4, 2-6, 6-3 and clinch the match for the Tigers. Delehanty and Shaw were named to the all-tournament team for singles, while Delahanty and Chen were selected as a doubles team. Following the impressive showing at the SCAC tourney, head coach Anthony Weber was honored by the conference as the Co-Coach of the Year, while Gutierrez was named to the all-SCAC team.
Head Coach: Anthony Weber (3rd season)
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WOMEN’S TRACK & FIELD
Head Coach: Ted Castaneda (24th season)
The Colorado College women’s track and field team collected four individual titles en route to a third-place finish at the 2016 SCAC Championships. Junior Katie Sandfort made sure that the women’s 10K title stayed at Colorado College for another year. Sandfort, who finished second to teammate Rebecca Lavietes last season, edged freshman Allysa Warling by .36 of a second to win the 2016 race. Junior Stefani Messick captured the 800-meter run with a blistering time of 2:21.49, more than one second faster than the second-place finisher and three-time defending champion, Mariana Sigala of Trinity University. Messick finished second to Sigala at the 2015 meet. Sophomore Asmeda Spalding-Aguirre recorded CC’s first-ever title in the 400-meter hurdles, winning the race in a time of 1:06.88, while Warling won the 5K in 18:23.99, defeating Sandfort by nearly two seconds. Warling was named the SCAC Newcomer of the Year. The Tigers also earned all-conference honors in two relay races. Messick and Spalding-Aguirre joined junior Ellie Swanson and sophomore Duranya Freeman to finish second in the 4x400-meter relay and the 4x100 relay team of Swanson, SpaldingAguirre and sophomores Ayla Loper and McKenna Schnack finished third. Freshman Leah Vedhuisen finished third in the 1,500-meter run to earn an all-conference selection. In the weeks following the SCAC meet, Warling and Messick each set a school record in the 10K and 800-meters, respectively. Messick also broke the school record for the indoor 800-meters and joined Loper, Swanson and Freeman on the 4x400 meter relay team that set a new indoor school record. Warling and Spalding-Aguirre earned a spot on the 2016 Division III All-West Region team by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association after ranking in the top 5 in the region.
MEN’S TRACK & FIELD
Head Coach: Ted Castaneda (24th season)
The Colorado College men’s track and field team produced its best finish ever at the SCAC Championships with a third-place finish. The Tigers finished behind champion Trinity and Texas Lutheran with a program-best 66 points. CC posted two individual titles as sophomore John Hatch, competing for just the second time in his collegiate career, won the long jump with a leap of 43’ 7”, the best mark at the conference meet since 2012. He joined former Tiger Matt Schull as the only CC male athletes to win a field event at the SCAC meet since joining the conference in 2006. Schull won the long jump in 2013. The following day, freshman Henry Baldwin joined that group and recorded the school’s first SCAC championship in the high jump with a leap of 1.87 meters (6’ 1.5”). Hatch, meanwhile, earned his second all-conference honor with a third-place finish in the long jump with a distance of 6.38 meters (20’ 11.25”). Freshman Quin Gattey earned a pair of all-conference selections of his own by finishing second in the 400-meter hurdles race and anchoring the 4x400 relay team that finished second along with fellow freshman Greg Williamson and sophomores Justin Nguyen and Ethan Holland. Junior Conor Terhune joined Hatch and Baldwin on the all-conference list with his second consecutive third-place finish in the 3,000meter steeplechase. Hatch earned a spot on the 2016 Division III All-West Region team by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association for the long jump after ranking in the top 5 in the region.
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NCAA Championships The Colorado College volleyball team earned the program’s 18th consecutive appearance in the NCAA Division III Volleyball Championship. Colorado College’s season came to an end against eventual national champion California Lutheran University in a first-round match.
The Colorado College women’s cross country team sent a programrecord three runners to the NCAA Division III National Championship in Oshkosh, Wisc. Leah Wessler recorded the best finish by a CC female runner at the Division III Championships since 1999 by placing 78th. Katie Sandfort finished 97th and Allysa Warling, the first CC freshman to qualify for the meet as an individual runner, was 134th out of 280 runners.
Senior Olivia Dilorati became the third female swimmer in school history to earn All-America honors with a third-place finish in the 100-yard butterfly at the 2016 NCAA Division III National Championships in Greensboro, N.C. Olivia posted the highest finish ever by a CC swimmer at the national meet and broke her own school record in the event with a time of 54.83 seconds.
The Colorado College women’s lacrosse team earned the program’s first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2007. The Tigers advanced to the third round, where they dropped a 17-7 decision at Salisbury University in a regional semifinal.
The Colorado College men’s lacrosse team was selected to host a first-round game of the NCAA Division III Championship for the first time ever. The Tigers rallied to defeat West Region rival Whittier in OT and advanced to the second round where they fell to eventual national champion Salisbury University.
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Department Awards E.C. Van Diest Award The Van Diest award is given to an outstanding male athlete who demonstrates sound character, scholarship and citizenship. 2016 E.C. Van Diest Award recipient: Max Grossenbacher, Men’s Soccer
Laura Golden Award Awarded to a woman athlete who, by her excellence in athletics, academics, leadership and college contribution, best exemplifies the high standards set by Laura Golden. Est. 1982 2016 Laura Golden Award recipient: Olivia Dilorati, Women’s Swimming
Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) Male & Female Senior Athlete Award Nominated by their peers, these seniors best represent the qualities of Colorado College student-athletes. Excelling in the classroom and in their sport, these recipients acknowledge and display leadership, teamwork and positive sportsmanship qualities on a consistent basis. 2016 SAAC Senior Male Athlete: Max Grossenbacher, Men’s Soccer 2016 SAAC Senior Female Athlete: Olivia Dilorati, Women’s Swimming
Chris M. Quon Award The Chris M. Quon Award was created and recipients are selected by the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. The award is presented to the student-athlete who most closely upholds the character, values and qualities that Chris represented, showing compassion to everyone and anyone and selflessly helping those in need all while excelling in the classroom and in his/her respective sport. Est. 2010 2016 Chris M. Quon Award: James Lonergan, Men’s Basketball
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Department Awards Women’s Cross Country Ted Castaneda was named the Southern Collegiate Athletic
Conference Women’s Cross Country Coach of the Year. This is the second straight year that Castaneda has been honored as SCAC Women’s Cross Country Coach of the Year. He has also earned SCAC Men’s Cross Country COTY five times (2007, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2014).
Women’s Swimming and Diving The Southern Collegiate Athletic Confer-
ence coaches voted on Staff of the Year honors for women’s teams during the 2016 SCAC Championships. Colorado College’s coaching staff, consisting of head coach Anne Goodman-James, assistant coach Franco Pacheco and diving coach Ellen Walker were selected and split the award with the staffs of McMurry University and Trinity University.
Men’s Tennis CC’s Anthony Weber and Trinity’s Russell McMindes were selected as
Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Men’s Tennis Co Coaches of the Year. Weber, in his third season at the helm of the men’s tennis team, led the squad to a pair of upsets at the SCAC Championship tournament. This is the first time a Colorado College coach has earned this honor since joining the league in 2007.
Volleyball Coach Rick Swan guided Colorado College to a program-best regular season
overall mark of 33-2 as well as a perfect 14-0 SCAC record – the first school to complete the conference schedule undefeated since the 2009 Southwestern University squad. The award marks the third time Swan has been recognized by his peers as the conference’s Coach of the Year – earning the award previously in 2010 as well as a co-COTY nod in 2012.
Women’s Lacrosse Susan Stuart was named the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association’s West Region Coach of the Year for the fifth time for leading the Tigers to the region’s No. 1 ranking as well as the program’s first appearance in the NCAA Division III Championship since 2007. Stuart’s squad finished the 2016 season with a 14-3 record, the second-most victories during a single-season in the 22-year history of Colorado College women’s lacrosse.
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Colorado College DIII student-athletes who participate in varsity athletics for two or more years consistently graduate at a higher rate compared to the overall student body. DIII Student-Athlete Graduates Compared to Student Body 4 Year Graduation Rates 95%
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DIII Student-Athlete Graduates Compared to Student Body 6 Year Graduation Rates 6 year graduation % rate
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Campus* DIII Student-Athlete min. 1 yr DIII Student-Athlete 2+ yrs 20052006
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* 2015-16 Retention & Completion Four-Six-Year Graduation Rates Colorado College Office of the Registrar CDS methodology
2015-2016 Student-Athlete GPA’s Men’s Teams
Swimming & Diving
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Track & Field
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In 2015-16, Colorado College student-athletes earned an overall cumulative GPA of 3.36
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Academic Success Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-America Max Grossenbacher, MSOC Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District Olivia Dilorati, WSWIM Soren Frykholm, MSOC Max Grossenbacher, MSOC Erin Holmes, WSWIM Crane Sarris, MSWIM USTFCCCA All-Academic Team Allie Crimmins, WXC Katie Sandfort, WXC Leah Veldhuisen, WXC Alyssa Warling, WXC NABC Honors Court Justin Berardino, MBB Tyler Jonas, MBB James Lonergan, MBB Luke Winfield, MBB
NSCAA Scholar All-America Max Grossenbacher, MSOC
CSCAA Scholar All-America Olivia Dilorati, WSWIM
NSCAA Scholar All-Region Nathan Anderson, MSOC Soren Frykholm, MSOC Max Grossenbacher, MSOC Trevor Houghton, MSOC Jack McCormick, MSOC
CSCAA Honorable Mention Scholar All-America Ellen Silk, WSWIM Megan Gillespie, WSWIM
IWLCA Academic Honor Roll Sadie Cole, WLAX Natalie Shishido, WLAX Mary Taussig, WLAX Martha Smith, WLAX Mountain West Scholar Athlete Dana Gornick, WSOC Julia Lauzon, WSOC Clara Richter, WSOC Kelli Sullivan, WSOC Samantha Zarling, WSOC
Academic All-Mountain West Team Ali Basom, WSOC Pelemarie Buika, WSOC Samantha Curran, WSOC Dana Gornick, WSOC Anna Gregg, WSOC Louisa MacKenzie, WSOC Rachael Martino, WSOC Clara Richter, WSOC Sarah Schweiss, WSOC Kelli Sullivan, WSOC Madison Tominello, WSOC Samantha Zarling, WSOC
NCHC Scholar-Athlete Mason Bergh, HOCK Jake Emilio, HOCK Andrew Farny, HOCK NCHC Academic All-Conference Zach Aman, HOCK Mason Bergh, HOCK Trey Bradley, HOCK Gregg Burmaster, HOCK Jake Emilio, HOCK Andrew Farny, HOCK Hunter Fejes, HOCK Luc Gerdes, HOCK Trevor Gooch, HOCK Matt Hansen, HOCK Ben Israel, HOCK Michael King, HOCK Nate Kwiecinski, HOCK Peter Maric, HOCK Cole McCaskill, HOCK Tanner Ockey, HOCK David Radke, HOCK Alex Roos, HOCK Sam Rothstein, HOCK
SCAC Academic Honor Roll Rebecca Adams, WSWIM/DIVE Keenan Amer, MSOC Nathan Andersen, MSOC Patty Atkinson, WXC Ben Bacher, MTEN William Baldwin, MT&F Sarah Barker, VB Jacob Battock, MSOC Jack Benham, MTEN Justin Berardino, MBB Courtney Birkett, VB Christina Bowman, WBB Maddie Cahill-Sanidas, WTEN Ian Carey, MSWIM/DIVE Drew Ceglinski, MSWIM/DIVE Francesca Cendali, WBB Fiona Cerf, WTEN Hannah Cooper, WSWIM/DIVE Ezra Coopersmith, MXC Beryl Coulter, WXC Allie Crimmins, WXC Natalia Dellavalle, WTEN Olivia Dilorati, WSWIM/DIVE Mary Rose Donahue, WSWIM/DIVE David Eik, MXC & MT&F Sean Fite, MT&F
Reagan Folaron, VB Soren Frykholm, MSOC Quin Gattey, MT&F Megan Gillespie, WSWIM/DIVE Sam Goddard, MT&F Rebecca Goldman, WT&F Emma Gonzales, WXC Nathan Goodman, MSWIM/DIVE Anna Grigsby, VB Max Grossenbacher, MSOC Jason Gutierrez, MTEN Kate Guynn, WSWIM/DIVE Simone Hall, WTEN Austin Hammer, MSOC Tucker Hampson, MXC Emily Harrison, WSWIM/DIVE Whit Henderson, MXC Kaimara Herron, VB Ethan Holland, MXC Adam Holliday, MXC & MT&F Erin Holmes, WSWIM/DIVE Theo Hooker, MSOC Trevor Houghton, MSOC Eric Houska, MBB Liana Hudson, WT&F Gillian Hyde, WTEN
Makena Janssen, VB Tyler Jonas, MBB Payton Katich, WBB Daniel Krueger, MSOC Melissa Lacer, WBB Sarah Lawton, VB & WDIVE James Lonergan, MBB Ayla Loper, WT&F Kira Lorenzen, WTEN Kate Loy, WBB Corey Luna, WXC & WTF Andrew Maddock, MBB Robert Malone, MSOC Johannes Mansson, MSWIM/DIVE Katherine Matlin, WT&F Kelsey Maxwell, WXC Jack McCormick, MSOC Kendal McGinnis, WTEN Manuel Meraz, MSOC Sophie Merrifield, VB Stefani Messick, WXC & WTF Jake Miller, MBB Amelia Mouw, VB Reed Nakakihara, MBB Seth Newby, MSOC Justin Nguyen, MT&F
Jackie Nonweiler, WSWIM/DIVE Shin Olsan, MSOC Cory Page, MXC & MTF Alex Peebles-Capin, MT&F Susannah Phillips, VB Zoe Pierrat, WSWIM/DIVE Kali Place, WBB Casey Pollard, WT&F Jane Radecki, WSWIM/DIVE Connor Rademacher, MSOC Kaylyn Radtke, WBB Rianna Reimers, WBB Austin Ronningen, MSOC Bobby Roth, MBB Jacob Rothman, MXC & MT&F Erica Salhus, WTEN Katie Sandfort, WXC & WT&F Crane Sarris, MSWIM/DIVE Jessica Savage, WBB Ethan Schick, MSWIM/DIVE Casey Shaw, MTEN Noah Shuster, MT&F Ellen Silk, WSWIM/DIVE Chaney Skilling, WSWIM/DIVE Emiko Smukler, WT&F Asmeda Spalding-Aguirre, WT&F
Julieanne Stanley, VB & WT&F Myca Steffey-Bean, VB Isabelle Stepien, WSWIM/DIVE Camp Stopforth, MSOC Meghan Tanel, WT&F Korbyn Ukasick, WBB Leah Veldhuisen, WXC & WT&F Whit Walker, MTEN Dylan Ward, MSOC Hannah Warden, WSWIM/DIVE Allysa Warling, WXC & WT&F Katie Waters, WBB Trey Watmore, MSWIM/DIVE Rebecca Watson, VB Griffin Wesley, MSOC Leah Wessler, WXC John Williams, MTEN Greg Williamson, MXC & MT&F Luke Winfield, MBB Katie Wirth, WBB Christian Wulff, MSOC Ryan Young, MBB Dennis Zhang, MSWIM/DIVE Annie Zlevor, WTEN Justina Zuckerman, WSWIM/DIVE
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Academic Success The Colorado College men’s and women’s soccer teams earned the NSCAA Team Academic Award for exemplary performance in the classroom as a team during the 2015-16 academic year. To qualify for the award, the team must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 or higher for the entire academic year. The Colorado College men’s and women’s cross country and track and field teams repeated as recipients of Team All-Academic honors from the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) for the 2015-16 seasons. To qualify, a team must collectively post a grade-point average of 3.10 or greater.
The Colorado College men’s basketball team was rewarded for their efforts in the classroom with the Team Academic Excellence Award presented by the National Association of Basketball Coaches. The Team Academic Excellence Award recognizes squads that recorded a combined GPA of 3.0 or higher during the 2015-16 season. CC was one of five SCAC institutions and one of only 122 squads in all of Division I, II, and III, along with NAIA Division I and II, to be honored. It marks the third time Colorado College has earned the award.
The Colorado College women’s volleyball team received the Team Academic Award from the American Volleyball Coaches Association for the 2015-16 academic year. CC, which was honored for the fourth time in the last five years, was one of 140 Division III programs to earn the award for maintaining a minimum 3.30 cumulative team grade-point average on a 4.0 scale, or a 4.10 cumulative team GPA on a 5.0 scale.
The Colorado College women’s lacrosse team was named a 2016 IWLCA Zag Sports Academic Honor Squad for the sixth year in a row. CC was one of 131 Division III programs to be named an Academic Honor Squad for maintaining a combined grade-point average of at least 3.0 during the 2015-16 academic year.
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Student-Athlete Advisory Committee The Colorado College Student-Athlete Advisory Committee strives to uphold the mission of the National Student-Athlete Advisory Committee while representing the student-athlete and continuing to uphold the academic goals of Colorado College. The Colorado College SAAC aims to positively influence the CC community as well as the Colorado Springs community. In our effort to unite with groups outside of athletics, we strive to become a recognizable and influential organization. SAAC will continue to be a liaison for student-athletes for their athletic and academic endeavors.
Officers Jared Hanson Year: Senior Sport: Hockey Hometown: Palmer, AK
Abbe Holtze Year: Junior Sport: Volleyball Hometown: Manhattan Beach, CA
Martha Smith Year: Senior Sport: Lacrosse Hometown: Casper, WY
Luc Gerdes Year: Junior Sport: Hockey Hometown: Eden Prairie, MN
Tim Jenkins Year: Senior Sport: Lacrosse Hometown: Baltimore, MD
Sam Rothstein Year: Junior Sport: Hockey Hometown: Minnetonka, MN
Representatives Courtney Birkett (Volleyball) Christina Bowman (Women’s Basketball) Maddie Cahill-Sanidas (Women’s Tennis) Ian Carey (Men’s Swimming and Diving) Beryl Coulter (Women’s Cross Country/Women’s Track & Field) Sam Curran (Women’s Soccer) Danielle Davis (Women’s Basketball) Taylor Delehanty (Men’s Tennis) Lydia Freliech (Women’s Lacrosse) Theo Hooker (Men’s Soccer) James Lonergan (Men’s Basketball) Louisa Mackenzie (Women’s Soccer) Andrew Maddock (Men’s Basketball) Stefani Messick (Women’s Cross Country/Women’s Track & Field) Eric Neumeyer (Men’s Lacrosse) Susannah Phillips (Volleyball) Casey Shaw (Men’s Tennis) Robbie Stern (Men’s Lacrosse) Conor Terhune (Men’s Cross Country/Men’s Track & Field) Christian Wulff (Men’s Soccer) Ryan Young (Men’s Basketball) Yueyang Yu (Men’s Swimming and Diving)
SAAC Golden Awards On May 3, SAAC sponsored an end of the year Athletics Banquet along with the first annual Golden Awards in Reid Arena. The student-athletes and coaches were honored to have All-American track star and Paralympic medalist John Register address the crowd of more than 250. Register currently serves as the Associate Director for Community and Veterans Programs for U.S. Paralympics, a division of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC). His presentation was extremely engaging, inspirational and motivational. The student-athletes and coaches in attendance were fortunate to have heard his story. SAAC representatives presented a few of their peers with annual awards. Male Athlete of the Year: Max Grossenbacher, Men’s Soccer Female Athlete of the Year: Olivia Dilorati, Women’s Swimming Chris M. Quon Award: James Lonergan, Men’s Basketball Best Individual Game in a Team Sport: Andrew Maddock (46 points in CC’s 93-83 victory over Austin College in a semifinal of SCACs). Best Upset in a Team sport: Men’s Hockey defeats No. 4 St. Cloud State, 5-1. Best Moment: Cheyenne Dyess signs her NLI with the women’s lacrosse team. Best Play - Team Sport: Sarah Schweiss scores game-winning goal vs. AFA to secure the women’s soccer team’s berth in the MW Tournament. Best Performance in an Individual Sport: Olivia Dilorati placed 3rd at Nationals to earn All-American Honors. Best Team: The women’s volleyball team posted the most successful season in program history. Coach of the Year: Anne Goodman James and Franco Pacheco
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Community Outreach Quony Cup Quony Cup made its annual return to campus on Sunday, May 1. The event, sponsored by CC’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) in conjunction with the Christopher Quon Foundation, honors two CC alums, Chris Quon ‘09 and Evan Spirito ‘10 and serves as a campuswide fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.
Operation TBI Freedom The men’s basketball team invited Operation TBI Freedom (OTF) staff, clients and alumni for a couple of pickup games on Friday, March 25. The Tigers have partnered with OTF on a few different events over the past few years, including an annual paintball tournament which was held this past April. OTF is a program of Craig Hospital that provides support for veterans and active duty military personnel with traumatic brain injuries (TBI).
Special Olympics Two teams from Special Olympics of Colorado joined us for the 2015 SCAC Men’s Soccer Championships on Sunday, November 8. The Thunder and the 719ers joined Colorado College and Trinity University during introductions, and took over the field for a halftime scrimmage.
Trivia for TESSA The Colorado College men’s lacrosse team joined forces with TESSA to take a stand against domestic and sexual violence in our community. In order to raise awareness for this inspiring organization, the team hosted the second annual ‘Trivia For TESSA’ on Tuesday, Dec. 8, in Armstrong Theater. Over $2,200 was raised to benefit this wonderful organization.
Soccer Fun Day The Colorado College Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, led by the women’s and men’s soccer teams, welcomed Special Olympics Colorado for the fifth annual Soccer Fun Day on Sunday, April 10. The event was moved inside due to weather, but it was still a Soccer Fun Day.
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Community Outreach National Student-Athlete Day Andrew Farny, Cole McCaskill, Tanner Ockey and David Radke (ice hockey), along with Prowler and two dozen other studentathletes, visited local elementary and middle schools in celebration of National Student-Athlete Day.
Hour of Power Relay On November 10, the Colorado College swimming and diving team participated in the 10th annual Ted Mullin “Leave it in the Pool” Hour of Power Relay for National Girls and Women In Sports Day sarcoma research. The Tigers celebrated NGWSD on Sunday, January 31 in conjunction with the women’s basketball game versus Southwestern. Children of all ages joined CC student-athletes and representatives from local sports organizations for a free interactive sports clinic and a SCAC basketball game.
Track and Field Clinics The CC track and field team hosted two clinics this spring - the first with the North Middle School boys track team and the second with a local community center. Several stations were set up to help the kids gain confidence in their track skills and imagine themselves in college in the future, maybe even as student-athletes. Winter Basketball Clinic The Colorado College basketball teams offered a free youth clinic on January 5. The gyms were packed the day before classes resumed for the local elementary and middle schools.
Skate with the Tigers In conjunction with the Downtown Partnership of Colorado Springs, members of the hockey team visited Acacia Park on December 6 for CC Tigers Day! They skated with Tiger fans of all ages in an outdoor skating session during a beautiful Sunday afternoon.
Teddy Bear Toss This year’s Teddy Bear Toss was held on Saturday, December 5, during the first intermission of the hockey game versus Miami. All stuffed animals were donated to the Bob Telmosse Foundation. The Foundation is focused on keeping alive both the Christmas spirit and the commitment to improving the lives of children and families in the Pikes Peak Region.
Tigers Care and Share During the hockey game versus Miami on December 4, the Tigers hosted a food drive to benefit the Care and Share Food Bank of Colorado.
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Team IMPACT’s mission is to improve the quality of life for children facing life-threatening and chronic illnesses through the power of team. Established in 2011, Team IMPACT has matched more than 880 children with collegiate teams at 362 institutions in 45 states, improving the quality of life of hundreds of courageous children and touching the lives of more than 20,000 student athletes. Colorado College has been a Team IMPACT participant since 2014 when Carter Gates, a nine-year-old Colorado Springs resident who is battling leukemia, signed a ‘national letter of intent’ with the Colorado College men’s basketball team. The signing took place on Dec. 16, 2014, before the Tigers played host to Denver’s Johnson & Wales University. That evening, Gates was introduced as Colorado College’s sixth man and then scored the first basket of the night to the delight of the nearly 700 fans in attendance. The Tigers added a few more student-athletes this year with the signing of Cheyenne Dyess and Max Wiseman to the men’s and women’s lacrosse teams. Dyess, an 11-year-old Peyton, Colo., resident who is battling t-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia, signed a ‘national letter of intent’ with the Colorado College women’s lacrosse team on Monday, Feb. 22, 2016. Wiseman, a four-year-old Colorado Springs resident who is also battling acute lymphoblastic leukemia, signed a ‘national letter of intent’ with the Colorado College men’s lacrosse team on Thursday, April, 28. Dyess is fifth grader at Pikes Peak School of Expeditionary Learning in Falcon. She is also a national ambassador for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. “Cheyenne embodies the three main qualities we demand from our players,” head coach Susan Stuart said. “She is fierce, strong and loyal. Cheyenne has shown grace in her own fight, and at the same time she has fought for others in her role as a spokesperson for St. Baldrick’s. Her positive outlook has made a huge impact with our team.” “I am looking forward to all the memories I’ll make with the team,” Dyess said. “It’s been fun to be with the team as an outlet for me.” Wiseman has been to a few practices and is learning to use a lacrosse stick. Away from the field, he likes to watch Clone Wars and Shrek movies, and his favorite activities include jumping on the trampoline and skiing. “He’s a real trooper,” his mother Tisha, said. “He’s been asking lately ‘what’s next after cancer’ because we’re going to be done (with chemotherapy) on Dec. 27. We’re looking forward to next year when we can come out to those night games.” After completing his paperwork, Max received a Colorado College lacrosse jersey and backpack, which contained gloves, balls and a new stick. “We are extremely excited to have Max as part of our CC Tiger family,” head coach Sean Woods said. “Getting to know Max has been great for the team. We know what he is facing with on a daily basis and the way he goes about it is very impressive. Being around his strength and positive attitude has been an inspiration to us all.”
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Department News Battle on Blake
The 302nd meeting between in-state rivals Colorado College and the University of Denver was unlike any other in the 66-year history of the series. The schools played an outdoor hockey game at Coors Field in Denver on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016. Dubbed the ‘Battle on Blake,’ this was the first collegiate hockey game ever played at Coors Field and marked the first time that CC and DU faced off in an outdoor match. Playing in front of the largest crowd ever to see a Colorado College hockey game, the Tigers dropped a 4-1 decision in front of 35,144 rowdy fans. Freshman Cole McCaskill scored for the Tigers while fellow frosh Jacob Nehama made 43 saves.
“We are thrilled that we took our rivalry with the University of Denver outside in 2016,” Athletic Director Ken Ralph said. “This was a once in a lifetime opportunity for our players and we are grateful to the Colorado Rockies, the Coors Field staff, and the University of Denver for making this a reality for our team. We were in awe of the large crowd and beautiful setting as our teams displayed that college hockey is indeed thriving in the state of Colorado.”
Tigers Host and Win Lacrosse Championship Games The Colorado College women’s lacrosse team earned the program’s first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2007 and played host to Rhodes College on Sunday, May 15, on Stewart Field. The Tigers, ranked No. 1 in the West Region, earned an at-large berth after posting a 13-2 record. Colorado College utilized a dominating first-half performance to defeat the Lynx, 18-2, in front of the home crowd. Sophomore attacker Steph Kelly led the CC attack with four goals and six points, while junior midfielder Sadie Cole recorded three scores and set up two others. Advancing to the regional semifinal, CC dropped a 17-7 decision on the road against Salisbury University. The Colorado College men’s lacrosse team achieved another milestone for the program when it was selected to host a first-round game of the NCAA Division III Championship for the first time. Senior midfielder Eric Neumeyer scored 28 seconds into overtime to give Colorado College an 11-10 victory over Whittier College on Wednesday, May 11, on Washburn Field. The Tigers trailed 8-2 at halftime, but after a 40-minute break that included a lightning delay, they seized the momentum by scoring twice in a span of 32 seconds. On the road for a second round game, the Tigers hung with No. 3, and eventual champion, Salisbury University for most of the first half, but the Gulls scored seven consecutive goals and pulled away for a 16-5 victory on their home field.
Nichols Captures Pikes Peak Marathon Alex Nichols, a 2008 Colorado College graduate and current assistant cross country and track coach for the Tigers, won the 2015 Pikes Peak Marathon in Colorado Springs. Nichols finished the race in a time of 3 hours, 46 minutes and 40 seconds, more than seven minutes ahead of the second-place runner. He had previously finished second in the race in both 2012 and ‘13. “Pikes Peak is a race that I’ve wanted to win for a long time,” Nichols said. “After coming up short a couple of times I had some extra motivation this year. It is always tough to watch someone pull away from me in a race but I knew I just had to stick to my own plan. It obviously ended up working out and running back into Manitou Springs alone was a huge relief and a wonderful moment for me.”
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Club Sports Colorado College maintains a budget for the operation of recognized club sports on campus. Funding is provided to cover team association dues, tournament fees, referee/official expenses, venue rental fees for competition, first aid kits and intra-oral safety devices. All other expenses are expected to be paid in full by the club team and its members. Special funding for coaching fees and post-season competition is determined on a case-by-case basis by the Director of Club Sports and the Director of Athletics. Colorado College supported 14 club sports during the 2015-2016 academic year. The club sports programs place a high degree of emphasis on student initiative, organization, leadership, decision making and team management. These program elements allow participants to shape their own experience to a much greater degree than any other athletic program at the College.
Club Sport Alpine Skiing
Cycling (Road & Mountain)
Ice Hockey, Men
Ice Hockey, Women
Indoor Track & Field (Men)
Ultimate Frisbee, Men
Ultimate Frisbee, Women
2015-16 Club Sports Highlights Women’s Ultimate Frisbee: -Qualified for Nationals, where they placed 13th -Chloe Rowse - All-Region First Team -Patty Weicht - All-Region Second Team -Frances Gellert - South Central Region Freshman of the Year Men’s Ultimate Frisbee: -Placed second in the Rocky Mountain Region Sectionals -Qualified for Nationals, where they placed 11th Skiing: -Jakob Chandler qualified for Nordic Nationals and finished 20th in the 7.5K Men’s Nordic Freestyle
Cycling: -Hayley Bates qualified for Nationals in both Road and Cross Country (8th) Equestrian: -Anna Lynn-Palevsky placed third in the Zone 8 finals Walk-Trot Equitation at Stanford University Women’s Rugby: -Won the 7s Western NSCRO Qualifier -Advanced to National Finals and finished second to Wayne State -Nora Holmes - Nationals All-Tournament Team
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Intramurals The Colorado College intramural sports program provides opportunities for all students, faculty and staff to participate in enjoyable, organized recreational activities. Diverse programming is geared towards promoting healthy lifestyles through physical fitness, social contacts, skill development and competitive situations. Active participation is encouraged with the goal that the individual will develop an appreciation of the worthy use of leisure time and a wholesome attitude toward physical activity for recreational purposes throughout life. Colorado College has been placed as one of the top colleges with the best intramural sports programs according to The Princeton Review (â€œEveryone Plays Intramural Sportsâ€? - 2016 - #4).
Basketball (Holiday Tournament)
Futsal (Holiday Tournament)
Inner Tube Water Polo
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Athletics Facilities El Pomar Sports Center
The El Pomar Sports Center houses the athletics department offices as well as J. Juan Reid Arena, home court for the CC basketball and volleyball teams, and Schlessman Natatorium. The building also is equipped with an auxiliary gym, climbing wall space, hockey shooting room, a state-of-the art training area, modern exercise-physiology and biomechanics labs, a weight room exclusively for varsity athletes and the fitness center for use by the entire campus community. After 15 months of construction, extensive improvements to the tune of $27 million at the athletic and recreation facilities in Colorado College’s El Pomar Sports Center were completed in spring of 2013. With the recent renovations and addition of the Adam F. Press Fitness Center, it will meet the needs of students, faculty and staff for years to come. The facility originally opened on Dec. 29, 1970, and was a major addition to the campus at the time.
Named after the late J. Juan Reid, longtime faculty member, historian and Director of Athletics at Colorado College, Reid Arena is the home court for CC’s volleyball and basketball teams.The facility features seating for approximately 1,000 spectators with stands on both sides of the main surface as well as above the east end zone. It is equipped with courtside internet access, as well as telephone service for visiting radio broadasts and six retractable backboards.
Still one of the finest facilities of its type in the Rocky Mountain Region after half a century of existence, Schlessman Natatorium serves as the home for Colorado College’s varsity swimming and diving teams as well as a recreational facility for the entire campus community. CC’s aquatic complex features 1- and 3-meter maxiflex diving boards above a 14-feet-deep diving well along with the pool’s eight racing lanes. Recent renovations include a new vestibule entrance, new bleachers and renovated locker rooms.
Ritt Kellogg Climbing Gym
Jerry Carle Varsity Strength & Conditioning Center
Completed early in 2013 as part of a $27 million renovation and expansion project of the El Pomar Sports Center and now 27 feet high, this state-of-theart facility features 3,500 square feet of climbing surface, 24 rope stations, bouldering caves, natural cracks and a chimney/off-width area. The space is named after the late Ritt Kellogg, who graduated from Colorado College in 1990 with a degree in philosophy.
The Jerry Carle Varsity Strength & Conditioning Center, which opened in December 2012, is a varsity-only facility located on the first floor of the El Pomar Sports Center. The expanded training accommodations, which occupy the spaces formerly housing the Carle Weight Room and the Turf Room, contain state-of the-art cardio machines and free weights, as well as a plyometric training area and hockey shooting room.
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Washburn Field Adam F. Press Fitness Center The Adam F. Press Fitness Center provides a safe, healthy, diverse and invigorating workout experience for members of the Colorado College community. The Fitness Center features the 3,500-square-foot Smith Cardio Center, a 4,500-square-foot strength training room, the 1,000-square-foot Louis Multi-Purpose Room, a group exercise studio for yoga and other fitness classes, a full-sized (94’ X 50’) recreational gym, the 27-foot high Ritt Kellogg Climbing Gym, one squash court and one convertible squash/racquetball court.
Washburn Field, full-time stomping ground for the men’s lacrosse team at Colorado College, also serves as part-time home venue for the men’s and women’s soccer squads, as well as a practice/training facility for track and field. The historic site has been a fixture on the CC campus for more than a century. The Frank Flood Memorial Track, named after a longtime CC football assistant and track coach, was resurfaced and improved as part of the project during the summer of 2013. The world-famous summit of Pikes Peak, 14,115 feet above sea level, still dominates the landscape as viewed from the grandstand on the east sideline. Named after Rev. Phillip Washburn, rector at Grace Episcopal Church and an avid CC football fan, it is formerly known as the oldest of its type west of the MIssissippi River.
Stewart Field Stewart Field has served the needs of baseball, football, lacrosse and soccer at CC, and has undergone many changes en route to become the current home turf for men’s and women’s varsity soccer as well as the women’s lacrosse team. Burghart Tennis Courts The natural-grass playing surface accommodates a regulation-size The Burghart Courts, located adjacent to Washburn Field on the Colorado soccer field. An enclosed two-story press box, which houses a medical College campus, provide a home competition site for the Colorado College trainers’ room on its lower level, was built at midfield along the west sideline in men’s and women’s tennis teams. The complex can accommodate as many as the late 1990s, and covered benches were added in 2003. five matches at once, with convenient entrances to all courts and easy access to locker rooms. In addition to serving as the home facility for varsity competition, the courts are available for use by the entire campus community.
The Broadmoor World Arena One of the finest college hockey facilities anywhere, The Broadmoor World Arena has been on national display as the site for the NCAA West Regional in 2004 and 2008. It opened its doors as CC’s new home in January of 1998. Ever since, the Tigers have strived to take full advantage of their state-of-the-art surroundings. Everything about the facility is first class, and the Colorado College program is a major benefactor of the amenities. Part of a $58.8 million complex located in the southern end of the city’s business district off Interstate 25, the main arena features an Olympic-size sheet of ice (100 by 200 feet) and officially seats 7,380 spectators for hockey.
Honnen Ice Arena The facility, located just east of the El Pomar Sports Center and the Schlessman Natatorium, was built in 1963 at a cost of $750,000 by architects Lusk & Wallace of Colorado Springs. It opened on Feb. 5, 1966. It was named for the main donors: the Edward H. Honnen family of Denver. Both hockey and figure skating are featured at the rink. An individual can find a program to suit their needs from learning to skate to hockey pick-up games and adult league games.
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Media Relations & Marketing visitors overview* 476,956 total visits 239,789 visitors to the site 1,666,047 pages viewed
*Overview from July 1, 2015-June 30, 2016 by month
4,732 fans follow CC Tigers Athletics on Facebook 51% of fans are male 48% of fans are female 1% of fans are unknown gender 48% of followers are between the ages of 18-34
3,398 fans follow CC Tigers on Twitter
994 fans follow CC Tigers on Instagram
37 Menâ€™s Hockey games were broadcast live on the radio during the 2015-16 season KRDO Radio 105.5 FM/1240 AM is the official Flagship Station of CC Tiger Hockey 9 Menâ€™s Hockey games were televised on either CBS Sports Network, CET, ROOT, ASN, the CW57 or Altitude during the 2015-16 season
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Revenue Generation Hockey ticket sales generated $895,039. Endowments allocated to Athletics generated $426,570. The Department of Athletics raised $207,314 through the Tiger Pride Fund and $39,540 through the Center Ice Club program. $516,980 was generated through the sponsorships, licensing and The Broadmoor World Arena Wigand Room rentals. Gifts in-kind are not included in this figure. Gifts in-kind and valuable advertising credit totaled over $400,000. This included: - 858 meals for home teams - 185 hotel rooms for home and visiting teams
Top Level Corporate Partners for Colorado College Athletics
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Annual Giving Cassie Abel Rachael Abler Jonathan Adams and Pam Conover Becca Adams Hadley Allen Lynn and Tim Allen Bill and Carlyn Altman Lee and Mark Ammons Paul Andrews and Constance Lawrence Serapio Baca and Christine Bower Alma and Allan Weiss Peter and Sue Baird Leslie Baken and Michael Schock David and Adrienne Banks Corey Baron Catharine Barrow Stephen and Annika Bartos Maniko Beach Irv and Marci Becker Tamara Begley Elizabeth and Peter Bell Lawrence and Pita Benz Pat Bergeron Art and Charlotte Berglund Courtney Birkett Bruce and Susan Bistline Smed and Jamie Blair Wiley and Brandy Bland Deborah Block Jen Bobich Christine Boggs Roger and Susan Bottum James Bowditch Brad Bowman Cody Bradley Virginia Bradley and Bruce Fitch Jim and Cayth Brady David Brewster and Rebecca Reimers Whit Brighton and Marisa McGrann David Brody Bruce and Pamela Brody-Heine Bard and Patricia Brown Bob and Jane Buchanan James and Sau Buika Bartyn Burgdorf Susie Burghart and Rich Tosches Sarah Burner Chuck and Vicky Bush-Joseph Donna Butzin Molly Calhoun Pamela Campbell Ian Carey David and Rachel Carlson Dee Dee Carlson and Michael Goldman
John and Kelly Carranza Dina Carson Garry and Linda Carson Amy Carter Judith Cassel-Mamet and Sam Mamet Dan Castaneda Ted and Clarianne Castaneda Jane Ceraso and Steve Lowe Ron Chavez Chaopin and Li-Lan Chen Gavin and Tricia Christensen John and Kathleen Christopherson Sue Clavin Thaddeus Cline Christine Close Jacob Close Jack Coash Yael Cohen Tim Cole and Debbie Rowe Jim and Virginia Collins Francis and Shannon Connelly Bernice and Robert Cook Josh Cooper and Jeanne Shin-Cooper Della and Patrick Corcoran Cathy Costello Tom Coston Katherine Craig Kristen Craig-Reed Lynne Crandall and David Silk Cliff Crosby Sumner and Bonnie Crosby Tom Crosby Justine Crowley Alyse and Joe Cullen Tara and Casey Cunningham John and Susan Curtis Ronald Dalby Alex and Karen Davis Danielle Davis Julie and Joe Davis Jordan DeGayner Jorge Delgado and Amy Heinz Delgado Rick Dennen Dorothy Diggs Olivia Dilorati Daniel and Lynnette Dinell Jed Doane Emily Doderer Andy and Angie Dorsey Noah Drever Earl Eckert Ainin and Tom Edman Douglas and Suzette Elliott Joe and Ann Ellis
A. and CeCe Ely Norbert Enzer Steve and Lynda Erf Philip and Nancy Fahringer Peter and Jan Fairchild Gwendolyn Fassett James and Karen Fassett-Carman Derek Fehmers Joel Feistner Stephen Fink and Maria Palmisano Leslie Fisher-Katz Stephanie Fisher-Mills Eileen and Wolfgang Fitz Sarah Fitzgerald Mary Jane and John Fitzpatrick John and Shari Fleming David and Diane Florsheim Jud Ford and Lael Hinds Matt Frances and Shara Kaufman Lisa and Thomas Fratt Karen Freedman and David Rawson Jim and Darlene Frolick Steve and Bonnye Garman Jeff and Susan Garrison Milo and Lisa Gates SylviaGeiger and Sparky Millikin Nicholas and Tamara Gellert Robert Gellert Ariana Glantz Michael Goldstone Jon and Mimi Goodman Gina and Lawrence Gornick Jon Gottesfeld and Linda Buckley Peter and Rhondda Grant Schuyler and Sally Grey John Grimmer Evan Griswold and Emily Fisher Thomas Grossinger Jenny Grossman Katie Guffin Katie Guthrie Cameran Haire Dave and Ingrid Hale Robert Hall Amy and John Haller Wendy Haller Michael Hamp Tucker Hampson Bill and Nancy Hay Stephanie and Bruce Hearey Cole Heathcott Colleen and Eric Hegg Joan Heisey and Lee Zia Brian and Catherine Henninger
Bob and Judy Hiester Hildy and Enza Hildebrand Thora Hodge Linda Hoedemaker Erin Holmes Lucy Holtsnider Ian Horne Madeline and Paul Houska Philip and Louise Hoversten Dick and Jean Hoyt Ryan Huettel Betsy and Chris Hunt Mike Hurley Patty Hurley and Michael Weindling Paula Hurley Rachael Hurley Tom and Sherry Hyland Patricia and Randy Idler Iredell and Virginia Iglehart James Jacobson and Polly Parsons Janet James Joe Jannetty Annie and Henry Jenkins Steve Johnson and Patricia Avolio Craig and Seanna Jonas Jeffery and Kim Jones Kenneth and Marilyn Jones Pat Judge Taylor Kanemori Jeff and Julie Kaplan Craig and Lisa Karlin Mike Kelly and Rebecca Johnson Virginia Kelly Bruce Kerns and Candis Cousins Min Kim Steven King Ken Kinsley Megan Klish Fibbe and Ben Fibbe Ted and Sandra Koerner David Komie James Komie and Debora Osgood Kay Komie Lynne Kosobucki Brett and Mark Kristoff Melissa Lacer David Lane Ricky Lau Buck and Shelly Laukitis Carina Lauzon Alice Ledbetter Scotty and Karen Ledbetter Sharon Lee Yvonne and Ed Lerew Josh and Susan Lerner
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Annual Giving Nancy Leuckel Steve and Barbara Lewis Roy Liedtke Ann Lindsey and Peter Montesano Kim Lingle Whitney Lingle Kimberley Lockett and David Oline Dave and Kim Lonergan Craig Lopez David and Patrice Lorenzen Brad and Nancy Lundberg Pamela and Scott Lundstrom Jeanine and Joe Lunghamer Anna Lynn-Palevsky Pat Lyon Betsy and Chris Lyons Bruce Mackinlay Maggie and Rob Mackinlay Robert and Marilyn Magie Dick Maher Joan and Warren Malkerson Steve Mann and Deborah MacWilliams Bernie and Kathy Marble Peter Maric Pit Martin and Nadine Sage Karl and Mandy Maruyama Andy and Roselyn Maslow Chuck and Kathy Mason Bill and Judy Master Jon and Kari Mattes-Ritz Chris Maves Mark Maves and Mary Lou Soller Todd and Heather McGuire Nicolle and Martin McCormick Curtis and Ashleigh McElhinney Jody and Christopher McGinley Dennis and Elena McGrann Cyndy and Thomas McGrath Bob McKendry and Julia Cheney Charlie and Lawry Meister Ken and Eydie Mellin Katherine and Matt Melton Joan and Robert Meyjes John and Melinda Middleton Alison and Mark Miller Joe and Linnea Miller Elizabeth and Jeffrey Mills Tyler and Heather Mingst Grant Mitchell Eric and Wendy Moore Kelsey Morell Paul and Jill Moreno Scott and Misha Morioka Adam Morely and Jie Yang
Brian and Laura Murphy Dan and Caitlin Murray Wayne and Jayne Nelson Lynn Ness Charles and Leslie Neumeyer Gary Nichols Jackie Nonweiler Doug and Becky Obletz Rebecca Oline Roger and Patricia Olson John and Darcy Ordahl Mark Osgood Toph Osgood Tracy Osgood Mark and Christie Osmond Debby Palmisano Michael Palmisano Jennifer and Lars Parkin Andy and Margaret Paul Steve and Janice Paul Jimmy and Emily Paulis Mark and Trish Paulson Joy Peria and Don Divine Kate Perry Jamie Peters and Jean Hourigan Peters Cheryl and William Petersilge Mark Peterson and Ryia Ross-Peterson Brooks Pinnick Pete Pleasant Pam Polite-Fisco and Dennis Fisco Katherine Pope Sergio Portesan Howard and Jane Price Sander Pring-Wilson and Janice Olmstead
Katie and Tom Prior Felix Pronove Michael and Traci Punke Thomas and Natalie Quinlen Laurel Quinn David and Diane Quon Amy and Kendall Raine Meg Ramsey and John McCluskey Rich and Martha Rapuzzi Andrew Rayburn Steve Reinsch John and Dana Rewoldt Horst and Helen Richardson Jessica and Scott Richmond Stuart and Mindy Rifkin Jake and Monique Rivard Becky and Jeffrey Rockwell Jan Rosenfeld and Michael Catania Brett Roth Jake Rothman
Carky and Mary Rubens Casey and Bev Ryan Pete and Paula Ryan Charles and Helen Ryder Aaron Sagin Jason Salzman Kirsten and James Sandfort Kathryn Sargent Nicoline and Stuart Sawabini Dick and Susan Schulte Michael and Mary Schultz Stephen Schultz Chuck and Susan Schweiss Sarah Schweiss Shelley Separovich Casey Shaw Ethan Shaw Matt Sheldon Bob Sheldon Tim and Denise Sheridan Tracey Shigley Ken and Laurie Shroyer Dawn and Ron Sicard Ilja and Silke Siepmann Cybele Silea Anne and Casey Sills Eleanor Silva Mary Silva Doctor John Simus Fred Singleton Mark and Bradley Smith Craig and Patsy Smith Dan and Louise Smith Martha Smith William Snider Ben and Jeanette Snyder Anna and Jack Sommers Judy Sonderman Tom and Shannon Southall Susan Spencer J. and Kim Spinelli Tony and Susan Spirito Jeremiah and Rebecca Splaine Andrea and Jon Sprole Mack and Mary Staton Bill and Pamela Steel Kerry Steere and Kevin Brown Hank and Kim Stern Margaret Steyn Michael and Marianne Straub Stuey Stuart Elliott Charlie and Mandy Sulfrain Gary and Patricia Summers David and Lisa Sweet
Nancy Swift Troy and Nancy Tafoya Nathan and Emily Tarver Pete and Holly Tasker Gabrielle Theriault-Grossenbacher and Gary Grossenbacher Mark and Colleen Thomas Dan and Joan Thorndike Jill Tiefenthaler and Kevin Rask Gail and Ron Tilden Joel and Mikako Trachtenberg Bob and Creta Trevithick Monica and Richard Tucker Sara Turner Michael Valentine and Sara Wight Amanda and Ernest Valenzuela Doug and Molly Metre Dave Van Metre Kiira Vazales Jennifer Veninga Kerri and Lee Vierling Dylan Voneiff Anthony and Nancy Wall John Wallace Andi Wang Frederick Wang Lauren and Ethan Watel David Waters and Julia Young Martha and Scott Weicht Monica Weindling J. and Rosemary Weintz Bill and Robin Weiss Ray and Lili Weldon Blake Werner and Ellie Meyers Betsy Wessler Jim and Joy Wexels Josiah Whitman George and Mariana Whitmer Doug Whitney Bill and Gail Whitney Karen Willoughby and Eric Dahlin Jorge and Antje Wilmer Kenneth Winfield and Pam Maffei Julie and Todd Wiseman Bob Wohlfeil Karen and Randall Woo Bill Wotkyns Jack and Kelly Wright Curtis Young
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Sports Medicine 340 athletes went through pre-participation exams prior to the start of their respective seasons. These exams include review of current injury status, coordination of physician visits when necessary, and any further testing deemed appropriate by team physicians. Neuropsychological baseline tests were performed on all new first-year and junior student-athletes. Since injuries occur in varying complexity, each injury must be thoroughly evaluated to determine the severity, how it will affect sport participation and need for referral to other medical professionals. 206 medical referrals resulted in a physician office visit. 65 in-house clinic opportunities were available for an athlete to see a physician on campus. 507 medical appointments were completed on campus-free of charge to the student athlete. This is of great value due to the cost savings from not having co-pay responsibilities, no bills generated to insurance and the secondary insurance policy and less time and travel required by student-athlete and sports medicine staff. 950 Physical Therapy evaluations and rehabilitation appointments were performed during the 2015-2016 academic year. 143 injury prevention screenings were performed in an effort to reduce the number of significant injuries sustained by athletes. Team physicians, which include all specialty areas of care, rotate through the Sports Medicine facility on a weekly basis to provide pro bono work at a conservative value of greater than $100,000 per year. To insure optimum communication and continuum of care, each athlete is accompanied by a member of the sports medicine staff to his/her appointment with team physicians and specialists. Sports Medicine continues to attract quality students who have an interest in pursuing careers in the medical and allied health fields and help prepare them for successful admission into MD, DO, PA, PT and RN/NP post graduate schools.
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Conference Honors First Team Rebecca Adams, WSWIM – All-SCAC Patty Atkinson, WXC – All-SCAC Henry Baldwin, MT&F – All-SCAC Courtney Birkett, VB – All-SCAC Fiona Cerf, WTEN – All-SCAC Allie Crimmins, WXC – All-SCAC Olivia Dilorati, WSWIM – All-SCAC David Eik, MXC – All-SCAC Duranya Freeman, WT&F – All-SCAC Quin Gattey, MT&F – All-SCAC Megan Gillespie, WSWIM – All-SCAC Max Grossenbacher, MSOC – All-SCAC Jason Gutierrez, MTEN – All-SCAC Kate Guynn, WSWIM – All-SCAC Tucker Hampson, MXC – All-SCAC Emily Harrison, WSWIM – All-SCAC John Hatch, MT&F – All-SCAC Ethan Holland, MXC – All-SCAC Erin Holmes, WSWIM – All-SCAC Abbe Holtze, VB – All-SCAC James Lonergan – All-SCAC Ayla Loper, WT&F – All-SCAC
Corey Luna, WXC – All-SCAC Jack McCormick, MSOC – All-SCAC Sophie Merrifield – All-SCAC Stefani Messick, WT&F – All-SCAC Stefani Messick, WXC – All-SCAC Mary Rose Donahue, WDIVE – All-SCAC Jacob Rothman, MXC – All-SCAC Katie Sandfort, WT&F – All-SCAC Katie Sandfort, WXC – All-SCAC Crane Sarris, MSWIM – All-SCAC McKenna Schnack, WT&F – All-SCAC Sarah Schweiss, WSOC – MW Ellen Silk, WSWIM – All-SCAC Asmeda Spalding-Aguirre, WT&F – All-SCAC Ellie Swanson, WT&F – All-SCAC Connor Terhune, MXC – All-SCAC Leah Veldhuisen, WXC – All-SCAC Allysa Warling, WT&F – All-SCAC Allysa Warling, WXC – All-SCAC Leah Wessler, WXC – All-SCAC Justina Zuckerman, WSWIM – All-SCAC
Keenan Amer, MSOC – All-SCAC Danielle Davis, WBB, All-SCAC Soren Frykholm, MSOC – All-SCAC Kaimara Herron, VB – All-SCAC Theo Hooker, MSOC – All-SCAC Robert Malone, MSOC – All-SCAC
Nathan Andersen, MSOC – All-SCAC Justin Berardino, MBB – All-SCAC Natalia Dellavalle, WTEN – All-SCAC Tim Huettel, MSOC – All-SCAC Daniel Holland, MTEN – All-SCAC Trevor Houghton, MSOC – All-SCAC Lexi Long, WSOC – MW Andrew Maddock, MBB – All-SCAC Lauren Milliet, WSOC – MW Korbyn Ukasick, WBB – All-SCAC Christian Wulff, MSOC – All-SCAC
Harrison, Dilorati, Zuckerman & Holmes
Amer, Frykholm, McCormick, Grossenbacher, Hooker & Malone
Messick, Warling, Wessler & Atkinson
Athlete/Player of the Week Courtney Birkett, VB - September 7, 14, 28 Trey Bradley, HOCK - November 30 Olivia Dilorati, WSWIM - November 23, December 7 & January 18 Soren Frykholm, MSOC - October 19 Max Grossenbacher, MSOC - September 28 & October 5 Erin Holmes, WSWIM - December 14 Tim Huettel, MSOC - November 2 James Lonergan, MBB - January 4 & February 8 Robert Malone, MSOC - September 14 & October 26 Jack McCormick, MSOC - September 21 Sophie Merrifield, VB - September 14 & October 5, 26 Stefani Messick, WT&F - March 8
Jacob Nehama, HOCK - December 7 & January 11 Mary Rose Donahue, WDIVE - October 26, November 16 & December 7, 14 Katie Sandfort, WT&F - March 29 Crane Sarris, MSWIM - January 18 Ethan Schick, MSWIM - December 7 Sarah Schweiss, WSOC - September 28 & October 5 Ellen Silk, WSWIM - October 26 Allysa Warling, WXC - September 8 & October 6 Allysa Warling, WT&F - April 5 Leah Wessler, WXC - September 22 Justina Zuckerman, WSWIM - November 16
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Conference Honors Conference Awards
Courtney Birkett, VB - SCAC Player of the Year Olivia Dilorati, WSWIM - SCAC Swimmer of the Year Max Grossenbacher, MSOC - SCAC Offensive Player of the Year Sophie Merrifield, VB - SCAC Back Row Player of the Year Sarah Schweiss, WSOC - MW Offensive Player of the Year Myca Steffey-Bean, VB - SCAC Freshman of the Year Leah Veldhuisen, WXC - SCAC Newcomer of the Year Allysa Warling, WT&F - SCAC Newcomer of the Year Leah Wessler, WXC - SCAC Runner of the Year
Nathan Andersen, MSOC – SCAC All-Tournament Team Fiona Cerf, WTEN – SCAC All-Tournament Team Taylor Delehanty, MTEN – SCAC All-Tournament Team Natalia Dellavalle, WTEN – SCAC All-Tournament Team Soren Frykholm, MSOC – SCAC All-Tournament Team Max Grossenbacher, MSOC – SCAC All-Tournament Team John Hatch, MBB – SCAC All-Tournament Team Abbe Holtze, VB – SCAC All-Tournament Team Lexi Long, WSOC - MW All-Tournament Team Andrew Maddock, MBB – SCAC All-Tournament Team Jake McCormick, MSOC – SCAC All-Tournament Team Kendal McGinnis, WTEN – SCAC All-Tournament Team Casey Shaw, MTEN – SCAC All-Tournament Team Sarah Schweiss, WSOC - MW All-Tournament Team Christian Wulff, MSOC – SCAC All-Tournament Team
SCAC Character & Community Student Athlete of the Week Ian Carey, MWIM - December 9 Olivia Dilorati, WSWIM - February 4, Max Grossenbacher, MSOC - September 30 Sophie Merrifield, VB - November 4 Ian Pelto, MLAX - May 11
Pelto SCAC All-Sportsmanship Team
McQella Adams, VB Jack Benham, MTEN Sean Fite, MT&F Soren Frykholm, MSOC Simone Hall, WTEN Erin Holmes, WSWIM James Lonergan, MBB Corey Luna, WXC Cory Page, MXC Ellie Swanson, WT&F Trey Watmore, MSWIM Katie Wirth, WBB
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Regional & National Honors All-American
Courtney Birkett, VB Olivia Dilorati, WSWIM Max Grossenbacher, MSOC Abbe Holtze, VB Steph Kelly, WLAX
Honorable Mention All-American Austin Davie, MLAX Chase Murphy, MLAX
National Player of the Year
Sophie Merrifield, VB (Hero Sports, DIII Libero of the Year)
National Player of the Week
Sarah Schweiss, WSOC - espnW Mary Taussig, WLAX - IWLCA
All-Region Honors Courtney Birkett, VB – AVCA All-West Region Corey Boeschenstein, MLAX - IMLCA West Region Second Team Sadie Cole, WLAX – IWLCA All-Region Second Team Allie Crimmins, WXC – NCAA DIII All-Region Austin Davie, MLAX - IMLCA West Region First Team Annie DeFrino, WLAX – IWLCA All-Region Second Team Soren Frykholm, MSOC - NSCAA All-West Region Third Team Max Grossenbacher, MSOC - NSCAA All-West Region First Team John Hatch, MT&F - USTFCCCA All-West Region Abbe Holtze, VB – AVCA All-West Region Theo Hooker, MSOC - NSCAA All-West Region Third Team Steph Kelly, WLAX – IWLCA All-Region First Team
Jack McCormick, MSOC - NSCAA All-West Region Second Team Sophie Merrifield, VB – AVCA All-West Region Chase Murphy, MLAX - IMLCA West Region Second Team Katie Sandfort, WXC – NCAA DIII All-Region Sarah Schweiss, WSOC - NSCAA All-Pacific Region First Team Asmeda Spalding-Aguirre, WT&F - USTFCCCA All-West Region Mary Taussig, WLAX – IWLCA All-Region First Team Leah Veldhuisen, WXC – NCAA DIII All-Region Allysa Warling, WT&F - USTFCCCA All-West Region Allysa Warling, WXC – NCAA DIII All-Region Leah Wessler, WXC – NCAA DIII All-Region
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