Track & Field Completes Strong WeekendWalsh 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.
Men's XC 21st, Women's XC 38th In Nation In Team GPABoth 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.
Women Ranked No. 22, Berger GLIAC Athlete of the Week, Individual Rankings UpdatedHead 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.
Seven Inducted Into Wall Of FameIt 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.
Athletes Use Day Off To Give BackMembers 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.
Walsh Named GLIAC's Finalist For 2017 Division II Award of ExcellenceTwenty-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 Beats Malone In Food Drive, But Stark County Ultimate WinnerWalsh 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.
SAAC Donates BigThe 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.
Price, Pensyl Join Athletic Staff At WalshWalsh 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.