Thursday, April 24, 2008

Around the NCAC

** Denison is prepping to host its first outdoor track meet in nine years. Deeds Field-Piper Stadium was recently renovated and the new turf field has seen plenty of use. The new track will see its first competitive action since 1999 tomorrow when teams compete in the Big Red Invitational.

Kenyon, Ohio Wesleyan and Wooster will also compete in the four-team meet. Field Events start at 3:45, followed by running events at 5:30.

** If you can't make it to Saturday's Denison at Ohio Wesleyan women's lacrosse game, you can watch online. The winner will host the NCAC tournament on May 2-3 as the number one seed. Saturday's opening draw is at 1 p.m.

** Ohio Wesleyan softball celebrated its new field on campus with a dedication ceremony on April 19. The new Margaret Sagan Field softball team back to campus for the first time since 2000. The ceremony included a visit by primary benefactor, and namesake, Margaret Pickett Sagan ’48 (seated).

** Wabash sophomore Brock Graham will be featured in the third issue of Champion, a magazine produced by the NCAA to share student-athlete stories. Brock has packed a lot into his two years as a Little Giants - he's traveled to Botswana with 20 of his fellow students to serve as missionaries during spring break. He's helped the Little Giants win back-to-back NCAC football titles and a berth in the 2007 NCAA Division III playoffs. He's worked so hard in the classroom as a religion major that he will be able to graduate in December, a full 17 months ahead of the remaining members of his freshmen class.

And now Brock will be featured on the cover of the summer issue of Champion, which will be sent to NCAA members in late July. You can check out the current spring issue online at The Wabash Football blog has a post sharing the cover shoot experience.

** Wooster men's lacrosse topped Tri-State last night, 14-6, to improve to 10-2 overall. The 10 wins are the most for the Fighting Scots in a single season since 1996.

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