Walsh saw all three athletes reach success in the opening day of the NCAA Division II National Championships at the IMG Academy. On the men’s side, Marcus Myers became a two-time All-American as he finished fourth in the hammer, while Sarah Berger and Andra Lehotay both advanced to Saturday’s finals in the 1,500 meter run.
Four Walsh Cavalier track & field athletes left this morning for Florida as they embark on the Division II Outdoor National Championships in Bradenton. All four are All-Americans and are looking to be named so once again.
The NCAA Outdoor Track & Field National Championship qualifiers have been announced and the Walsh Cavaliers will send four to Bradenton, Florida. The women’s team will send three, while the men’s team will send one.
In addition to their contributions in the athletic realm, Walsh student-athletes have always been dedicated to serving others. This season was no different as Cavaliers participated in the NCAA Team Works community service hour competition that ran from January through March and finished in the top 25 at No. 18.
he Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) has announced the GLIAC All-Academic & All-Academic Excellence Teams following the Winter 2016-17 semester. A total of 799 student-athletes achieved all-academic recognition, including 399 on the All-Academic team and 402 on the All-Excellence list.
Six members of the Walsh track & field teams will head to the 2017 NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field Championships in Birmingam, Ala., next weekend. Five of them are on the women’s team ranked No. 16 in the nation.
Walsh Track & Field had a busy day with split squads at Grand Valley State’s Big Meet and Marietta’s Alumni Open. The Cavaliers did well at both events with another school record and provo mark being improved, as well as placements in the top five in various events.
Both the men’s and women’s teams for Walsh cross country have been named 2016 NCAA Division II Team Academic Award winners as named by the USTFCCCA today. It’s the third consecutive year both men’s and women’s programs have achieved the honor.
Head Coach Rob Mizicko has been pleased with the way the Cavaliers have been performing so far this season. Just three weeks into the season, the Walsh men’s and women’s track & field team has already set six new school records and met 11 provo marks. On top of that, the women’s team has earned its first national ranking at No. 22 and Sarah Berger has been named GLIAC Track Athlete of the week.
It was a special night at Walsh University as seven alumni were honored and inducted into the Class of 2017 Wall of Fame. Ingrid (Brainard) Hughes, Corey Jones, Kami (Kessler) Treharn, Chad Lahna, George Theodoris, and Brandon Weems were all selected on athletic achievements, while Timm Fautsko joined for meritorious service.
Members of a variety of athletic teams at Walsh University used their day off of classes last Monday for Martin Luther King Day to give back to the community. A total of 218 student-athletes and coach volunteers accumulated 585 community services hours that day at 12 different sites. The Athletic Department participated in this day as part of the University-wide day of service, Walsh University partnered with more than 20 community organizations to address topics that ranged from education, homelessness, hunger, veteran widows and care for the elderly.
Twenty-four schools and one conference have been named finalists for the 2017 Division II Award of Excellence, an accolade recognizing positive campus and community engagement events hosted during the past year. Walsh University has been selected as the finalist for the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Conference for its Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.
Walsh and Malone are well known for their rivalry with one another in the arena of athletic competitions. This time the two joined forces in a friendly rivalry for a good cause with the two universities collecting items for the Stark County Hunger Task Force during competitions between the Cavaliers and Pioneers in the fall.
The Walsh Student-Athlete Advisory Committee hosted its first annual Halloween for Hunger event on October 26, 2016 in Alumni Arena. The committee organized the event to give student-athletes from all teams an opportunity to gather, socialize, and support a good cause.
Walsh University has hired two new coaches in the athletic department as Eric Price and Taylor Pensyl join the athletic staff for the 2016-17 school year. Eric Price has joined the staff as the Strength and Conditioning Coach for all of the Cavalier athletic teams while Pesnyl joins the women’s lacrosse team staff as the assistant coach to Christy Mitchell.