2013-14 News Archive

August 20, 2014
Trio Of Tigers Earn 2014 Academic Honor Roll Awards
The final set of awards from the 2014 season have been handed out, and Megan Loofbourrow, Francine Murzynski and Mallory Skrobot have earned recognition from the IWLCA.

July 25, 2014
Tigers Post Top Grade Point Average In NCAA Division III
With all eight team members making the Dean's List, Wittenberg women's golf posts the top grade point average in all of NCAA Division III for the 2013-14 school year.

July 25, 2014
Tiger Women’s Track & Field Team Earns National Academic Award
More than 40 student-athletes combine to post a lofty grade point average to earn the Tigers recognition from the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

July 24, 2014
John Chaney, Ben Hogenkamp Earn National Academic Awards
After earning third-team All-America honors a month earlier, Chaney and Hogenkamp have added All-America Scholar awards in recognition of their performance in the classroom.

July 14, 2014
Tigers Earn Scholar All-America Team Award
After posting outstanding grade point average for the spring 2014 semester, Wittenberg earns recognition from the College Swimming Coaches Association of America.

July 3, 2014
Quartet Of Wittenberg Women’s Golfers Earn National Academic Awards
Nicole Waers, Carolyn Wong, Allie Lawwill and Macy Hubbard are honored for the combination of their play on the course and work in the classroom.

June 26, 2014
59 Wittenberg Student-Athletes Named To NCAC Academic Honor Roll
NCAC presents first-ever Academic Honor Roll for student-athletes who have maintained cumulative grade point average of at least 3.5 through two years or more of competition.

June 19, 2014
Trio Of Tigers Earn All-America Honors
Ben Hogenkamp, John Chaney pick up third-team All-America awards and Alex Andrews named honorable mention by Golf Coaches Association of America.

June 3, 2014
Francine Murzynski Earns Third-Team Academic All-America Honors
Senior midfielder garners prestigious national academic award from CoSIDA.

May 23, 2014
Wallace, Yates Cap Season At NCAA Division III Championships
Good experience for Tiger tandem, both of whom were making first appearance in national competition.

May 20, 2014
Tigers Head To Greece For Offseason Training Trip
Eighteen student-athletes will see the sites, learn about one of the world's most historic civilizations, and compete against top competition for 10 days starting May 21.

May 19, 2014
Laike Wallace, Justin Yates Earn Spots In NCAA Division III Outdoor Meet
Wallace will compete in 400-meter hurdles and Yates qualifies in 400-meter dash for championship meet at Ohio Wesleyan May 22-24.

May 19, 2014
Rachel Ross Earns Third-Team Academic All-America Honors
After an outstanding season at the plate and in the pitcher's circle, Rachel Ross becomes third Tiger softball student-athlete to earn Academic All-America award.

May 15, 2014
Francine Murzynski Earns First-Team Academic All-District Honors
Senior midfielder honored for her exemplary performance on the field and her excellence in the classroom by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

May 14, 2014
Five Tigers Earn First-Team All-Great Lakes Region Honors
David Wetterich, Ben Hogenkamp, Alex Andrews, John Chaney and Jared Wissinger all claim all-region awards from the Golf Coaches Association of America.

May 13, 2014
Trio Of Tigers Earn First-Team All-Great Lakes Region Honors
Francine Murzynski, Alie Marousek and Logan Warye each pick up all-region awards following record-breaking 2014 season.

May 12, 2014
Abby Baker, Loren Combs Earn All-Central Region Honors
Freshman outfielder claims second team and sophomore shortstop named to third team following balloting by National Fastpitch Coaches Association.

May 7, 2014
Wittenberg To Host Wide Range Of Summer Youth Sports Camps In 2014
Nine different Wittenberg programs - men's basketball, women's basketball, field hockey, football, men's soccer, women's soccer, softball, track and field, and volleyball - are sponsoring camps in 2014.

May 6, 2014
Tigers Earn 21st NCAA Tournament Berth In Program History
Wittenberg heads to NCAA Division III Tournament for fifth straight year. Fourth-ranked Tigers will compete for national title May 13-16 at Grandover Resort in Greensboro, N.C.

May 5, 2014
Spencer Leno, Kyle Sanning Named To Hampshire Honor Society
Defensive standouts recognized for their fine work on the field and in the classroom by the National Football Foundation.

May 2, 2014
Rachel Ross Earns First-Team Academic All-District Honors
For the second time in her illustrious collegiate career, the senior pitcher is recognized for her outstanding performance on the field and in the classroom.

May 1, 2014
Wittenberg Student-Athletes Earn Top Academic Honors
Rachel Ross, Zack Leahy named NCAC Scholar-Athlete award-winners and 27 other Tigers earn induction into Chi Alpha Sigma.

April 30, 2014
Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Hosts Annual Tiger Awards
Annual celebration of athletic, academic and extracurricular achievements took place April 27.

April 24, 2014
Tigers Picked To Win Fifth Straight NCAC Men's Golf Championship
Ranked fifth nationally, Wittenberg heads into two-weekend competition as the favorite, according to balloting by league coaches.

April 21, 2014
Kubasta, Wallace Named NCAC Players Of The Week
Men's track and field sophomore Laike Wallace and women's lacrosse sophomore Carrie Kubasta each contributed greatly to successful weeks for the Tigers.

April 17, 2014
Wittenberg Welcomes Gary Williams As New Director Of Athletics
Following nationwide search, 1996 Carthage College graduate selected to lead Wittenberg's athletics program, effective June 1.

April 15, 2014
Yates Sprints His Way To NCAC Player Of The Week Award
Men's track and field junior Justin Yates tied an All-Ohio Championship meet record and broke a school record for big conference honors this week.

April 10, 2014
Former Tiger Pitcher Enjoys Favorite Pastime After Life-Altering Injury
Cory Winfield's passion for Wittenberg and the game of baseball continue thanks to the support of former teammates following hit-and-run accident in 2007.

April 8, 2014
Andrews, Warye, Wallace Named NCAC Players Of The Week
Big weeks for three Tiger student-athletes led to big honors from the North Coast Athletic Conference.

April 3, 2014
Wittenberg Celebrates National Student-Athlete Day April 6
Students are invited to attend the Tiger baseball doubleheader. Between games student-athletes with a 3.0 GPA or better will be recognized for their excellence in the classroom.

April 1, 2014
Ice Hockey Club Team Qualifies For First-Ever National Tournament
After winning Buckeye Conference title, Tigers advance to Collegiate Ice Hockey Association Championship Tournament April 3-5 in Newark, Ohio.

March 26, 2014
Tigers To Raise Money, Awareness For Organ Donation March 29
While Wittenberg and Wooster are battling on the field, representatives from Life Connection of Ohio and Wittenberg students will join forces to encourage people to become organ and tissue donors.

March 24, 2014
Wittenberg Swimming and Diving Teams Earn National Academic Awards
Both the men and the women post cumulative team grade point averages exceeding 3.0 to earn accolades from NSCAA.

March 20, 2014
15 Tigers Earn National Academic Squad Awards
Tigers pick up National Academic Team award and 15 student-athletes earn National Academic Squad honors in recognition of phenomenal performance in the classroom.

March 20, 2014
Tigers Earn Spot In National Rankings For First Time In 14 Years
Following 9-1 start, Wittenberg jumps into the NFCA poll at No. 24.

March 17, 2014
Wittenberg Swimming & Diving Offers Swimming Lessons
Coaches and student-athletes in Wittenberg University's men's and women's swimming and diving programs will teach lessons for swimmers of all ages and abilities this April.

March 17, 2014
Wright, Ross, Chaney Named NCAC Players Of The Week
An outstanding Spring Break week led to three Tigers earning NCAC Player of the Week recognition, representing softball and men's golf.

March 17, 2014
Scott Masin Earns Second-Team All-Great Lakes Honors
Senior post man earns all-region honors for a second straight year from d3hoops.com and adds all-district honors from the NABC.

March 12, 2014
Victor Banjo Named Great Lakes Region Indoor Track Athlete Of The Year
Banjo claims prestigious regional honor after ranking among nation's best in the 60- and 200-meter dash events.

March 11, 2014
Certified Athletic Trainers To Host Concussion Talk March 25
Wittenberg's certified athletic trainers will host Lunch and Learn event to dispel misconceptions about concussions on March 25 in Shouvlin Center.

March 10, 2014
Thomas Fuss Named NCAC Player Of The Week
Men's lacrosse attackman Thomas Fuss led the Tigers to two wins last week and picked up North Coast Athletic Conference Player of the Week honors as a result.

March 10, 2014
Victor Banjo Qualifies For NCAA Division III Indoor Championships
Sprinter will shoot for second All-America honor of collegiate career in 60-meter dash at Nebraska Wesleyan March 14-15.

March 6, 2014
Tigers Picked As Favorites To Win NCAC Softball Title
For the first time since 2004, the Tigers have been picked by the conference coaches as favorites to take home the NCAC softball trophy.

March 6, 2014
Four Tigers Earn Spots On NCAC All-Decade Team
Rachael Hatcher, Carmen Montgomery, Laura Rose and Stephanie Zorn earned spots on the NCAC 30th Anniversary All-Decade Team.

March 5, 2014
TSN Interviews: Men's Basketball Head Coach Bill Brown
Head Coach Bill Brown talks playoffs ahead of the first round of the NCAA Division III men's basketball tournament on Friday, March 7.

March 3, 2014
Tigers Selected To Participate In 2014 NCAA Division III Tournament
Wittenberg will take long-time rival Calvin in the first round of its NCAA Division III-record 27th national tournament on Friday, March 7

February 27, 2014
Molly Gustafson Earns Invite To 2014 NCAA Division III Championships
For the third time in her stellar collegiate career, Molly Gustafson will represent Wittenberg University in the NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championship meet.

February 24, 2014
Masin Double-Doubles His Way To NCAC Player Of The Week
Men's basketball senior Scott Masin posted his 11th and 12th double-doubles of the season on his way to NCAC Player of the Week honors.

February 19, 2014
Victor Banjo Earns National Recognition As Tigers Move Up Poll
After record-setting weekend, Banjo named honorable mention national athlete of the week as Tigers move into national top 25.

February 18, 2014
School Records Net NCAC Honors For Banjo, Melsop
Men's track and field senior Victor Banjo and sophomore Aaron Melsop broke school records on their way to NCAC Player of the Week recognition.

February 18, 2014
Wittenberg Cross Country Teams Earn National Academic Awards
After finishing the fall semester with outstanding cumulative GPAs, the Tiger men's and women's cross country teams each garnered national recognition.

February 14, 2014
Amber Rice Excels On Court While Serving Her Country
Senior guard sets the pace for the Tigers with her play and her actions.

February 11, 2014
TSN Interviews: NCAC Swimming & Diving Preview
The Tiger Sports Network talks to head coach Natalie Koukis and senior women's swimmer Molly Gustafson ahead of the 2014 NCAC Championship Meet.

February 10, 2014
Gold Medalist Donna de Varona To Speak At Wittenberg Commencement
Famed Olympic swimmer, accomplished broadcast journalist and ground-breaking activist to address Wittenberg graduates May 17.

February 10, 2014
Leahy's Monster Week Earns NCAC Award
Senior men's basketball player Zack Leahy scored a career-high 27 points against Ohio Wesleyan on his way to NCAC Player of the Week status.

January 30, 2014
Tiger Sports Network Interviews Head Coach Jay Owen
The Tiger Sports Network's Mike Waring '14 gets to know Jay Owen, in his first year as head coach of the Wittenberg men's lacrosse team.

January 28, 2014
Wittenberg Men’s Lacrosse Contributes To Diabetes Research
Will Stocker '15 and Hunter Bastian '14 lead "Journey to Success" to raise $1,000 for JDRF.

January 27, 2014
Banjo Breaks Two Records, Named NCAC Athlete Of The Week
Senior track and field sprinter Victor Banjo broke a school record and a track record to earn recognition from the North Coast Athletic Conference.

January 23, 2014
Wittenberg Golfers Excel At Winter Tournaments
Five Tigers prepare for spring season with strong finishes at tournaments during the winter break.

January 20, 2014
Sarah Jurewicz To Coach Barefoot To Raise Money For Shoeless Children
Tiger basketball coach hopes to raise awareness and at least $1,000 to put shoes on the less fortunate in Africa and at home in Springfield.

January 16, 2014
Rachel Ross Named Semifinalist For Wooden Citizenship Cup
Senior pitcher earns recognition from Athletes for a Better World for her work in the classroom, on the field, and as a campus leader.

January 15, 2014
Watch As Rice Breaks Single-Game Scoring Record
Senior Amber Rice scored 36 points for women's basketball in a win over Wooster, breaking the program's all-time single-game scoring record.

January 13, 2014
Ticket Information For Game Against Wooster Jan. 18 Released
A large crowd is expected for Saturday's clash of top 10 teams at Pam Evans Smith Arena, leading to changes in customary ticket procedures.

January 13, 2014
Wittenberg Soccer Student-Athletes Collect Academic All-Ohio Honors
Four Tiger soccer standouts earned Academic All-Ohio honors from the Ohio Collegiate Soccer Association.

January 10, 2014
Wittenberg Hosts National Girls And Women In Sports Day Feb. 8
Wittenberg's annual celebration of National Girls and Women In Sports Day is set for noon Saturday, Feb. 8, in the HPER Center Gymnasium.

December 27, 2013
13 Tigers Earn All-Ohio Awards From OhioCollegeFootball.com
Four Tigers earn first team, five make second team and four merit selection to the third team in recognition of outstanding 2013 season.

December 23, 2013
NCAC Tabs Collins As Men's Basketball Player Of The Week
Sam Collins scored 21 points on 9-of-13 shooting in the Tigers' win over Thomas More to earn recognition from the NCAC.

December 22, 2013
Tiger Basketball Teams Welcome Strong Field For Annual Holiday Tourney
Eight games over two days on tap for Wittenberg men's and women's basketball in the Charles B. Zimmerman Memorial Classic.

December 21, 2013
Wittenberg Football Standouts Earn 2013 All-America Honors
Aaron Coeling has been recognized by D3football.com, while a trio of Tigers claimed honors from beyondsportsnetwork.com.

December 20, 2013
Wittenberg Soccer Standouts Earn 2013 All-Ohio Honors
Three members of the Tiger women's soccer team and one senior men's soccer student-athlete earned All-Ohio honors.

December 18, 2013
Brendon Cunningham Invited To Play In Two More Senior All-Star Games
After earning MVP honors at D3 Senior Classic, wide receiver has been invited to play in FCS Senior Scout Bowl Jan. 21.

December 10, 2013
Five Tigers Earn All-North Region Honors From D3football.com
Mark Swope, Aaron Coeling, Spencer Leno, Victor Banjo and Brendon Cunningham all earn all-region accolades.

December 10, 2013
Kara Seidenstricker Earns Third-Team Academic All-America Honors
Sophomore right-side hitter racks up yet another award in recognition of her work on the court and in the classroom.

December 9, 2013
Masin, Rice Ring Up NCAC Player Of The Week Awards
Wittenberg swept the NCAC basketball player of the week awards as the women's Amber Rice and the men's Scott Masin had standout weeks.

December 4, 2013
Mary Clare Yerke Earns Second-Team All-Region Honors
Postseason awards continue to come in for defender following stellar 2013 campaign.

December 3, 2013
Tigers Participate In National "Hour of Power" To Raise Cancer Funds
For the seventh straight year, Wittenberg swimmers and divers bonded as a team while participating in the annual awareness event.

December 2, 2013
Wittenberg Women's Soccer Earns Team Academic Award
After compiling 3.01 cumulative grade point average during the 2012-13 school year, Tigers earn NSCAA recognition.

November 20, 2013
Head Coach Bill Brown Wins 500th Career Game
With 79-55 victory over Capital, Brown becomes just the 14th active NCAA Division III men's basketball coach with 500 career wins.

November 20, 2013
Kara Seidenstricker Earns Second-Team All-America Honors
Sophomore right-side hitter garners national AVCA honor for second straight year.

November 17, 2013
Tigers Earn 16th NCAA Division III Tournament Berth
Wittenberg will host first round game against Lebanon Valley College at noon, Saturday, Nov. 23.

November 14, 2013
Trio Of Tigers Earns All-Great Lakes Region Honors
Kara Seidenstricker, Andrea Behling and Meghan Vodopich are recognized by the AVCA with all-region awards.

November 11, 2013
NCAC Tabs Dumstorf, Gary As Players Of The Week
Men's swimming & diving's James Dumstorf and football's Sean Gary earned recognition from the North Coast Athletic Conference this week.

November 11, 2013
Tigers Earn 19th NCAA Division III Tournament Berth
After winning the NCAC regular season and tournament titles without a loss, Wittenberg heads to Calvin for regional play for third straight year.

November 8, 2013
Kyle Sanning Earns Academic All-District Honors
Senior defensive end has done the job as both a student and an athlete at Wittenberg.

November 8, 2013
Kara Seidenstricker Earns Academic All-District Honors
Sophomore right-side hitter is recognized for her extraordinary achievements on the court and in the classroom.

November 4, 2013
Florence, Lacy Pick Up NCAC Athlete Of The Week Honors
Football's Reed Florence and women's swimming & diving's Dani Lacy led the Tigers to victory and earned NCAC recognition for their efforts.

November 1, 2013
Tigers Open Season With Exhibition Game At Division I Western Carolina
Wittenberg men's basketball will kick off a promising season by re-connecting with former head coach Larry Hunter for a preseason contest Nov. 8.

October 31, 2013
Wittenberg Men’s Basketball Season Tickets Now On Sale
Season tickets for 2013-14 can be ordered through Friday, Nov. 15.

October 23, 2013
Reed Florence Earns Spot On D3football.com Team Of The Week
After a record-setting performance in a 66-39 victory over Wooster, the senior quarterback was selected for national recognition.

October 21, 2013
Florence Named NCAC Football Offensive Player Of The Week
Reed Florence passed for six touchdowns and ran for one more on his way to NCAC Player of the Week honors.

October 17, 2013
Tigers Ascend To No. 1 Spot In Latest NCAA Division III Rankings
Five top-three finishes in the fall season - capped by back-to-back victories - have pushed Wittenberg to No.1 in the Golf World national poll for the first time ever.

October 14, 2013
NCAC Selects Four Tigers As Athletes Of The Week
A wealth of success over Homecoming came with awards for Brendon Cunningham (football), Meghan Vodopich (volleyball), Nicole Waers (women's golf) and Jared Wissinger (men's golf).

October 11, 2013
Student-Run Radio Station WUSO 89.1-FM Returns To The Airwaves
With completely renovated studios and state-of-the-art equipment, WUSO returns to live programming, football broadcast Homecoming Weekend.

October 10, 2013
Kyle Sanning Named Semifinalist For National Academic Honor
Senior defensive end is one of 39 NCAA Division III nominees for prestigious William V. Campbell Trophy.

October 9, 2013
Brady Vanover Earns Spot On National Team Of The Week
After a tremendous performance in a 49-9 victory over Hiram, the freshman defensive tackle is recognized by D3football.com.

October 8, 2013
Medalist Performance Earns Chaney NCAC Player Of The Week
Men's golf junior John Chaney has earned NCAC Player of the Week honors following his first-place performance at the Gordin Classic.

October 8, 2013
Wittenberg Update - First Edition
The Tiger UpDate returns this year as the Wittenberg Update, with students Mike Waring, Kelcie Webster, Tyson Agler and Quin Gable rounding up the news from across campus.

October 4, 2013
TSN Interviews: Senior LB Spencer Leno
The Tiger Sports Network's Mike Waring '14 talks with football senior Spencer Leno.

September 30, 2013
Seidenstricker, Smith Named NCAC Players Of The Week
Volleyball sophomore Kara Seidenstricker and women's golf sophomore Maggie Smith each earned NCAC Player of the Week honors.

September 18, 2013
TSN Interviews: Women's Soccer Head Coach Matt Fannon
Mike Waring, class of 2014, of the Tiger Sports Network, sits down for a conversation with first-year women's soccer head coach Matt Fannon.

September 16, 2013
Vodopich, Murphy Named NCAC Players Of The Week
Volleyball junior Meghan Vodopich and women's soccer senior Kayla Murphy both picked up a weekly award from the NCAC.

September 12, 2013
Wittenberg Welcomes Outstanding Field For 2013 Fall Classic
Six nationally ranked teams are in the nine-team field as Wittenberg hosts its annual Fall Classic.

September 6, 2013
Wittenberg Partners With WIZE 1340-AM Again In 2013
For the third straight, Wittenberg football can be heard throughout the Miami Valley thanks to a partnership with WIZE 1340-AM.

August 21, 2013
Wittenberg Welcomes Jay Owen As New Men’s Lacrosse Head Coach
Following a nationwide search, former Salisbury student-athlete and assistant coach Jay Owen has been selected to lead the Tigers.

August 15, 2013
Wittenberg Football Season Tickets Now On Sale
Wittenberg football fans can reserve the best seats in historic Edwards-Maurer Field through Sept. 9.

August 15, 2013
Tigers Open 2013 Season Ranked No. 3 In The Nation
Wittenberg is expected to be in the hunt for another volleyball national championship as coaches nationwide voted the Tigers No. 3 in the AVCA preseason poll.

August 12, 2013
Jeff Ankrom Named Interim Director Of Athletics And Recreation
Professor of Economics and Associate Provost Jeff Ankrom will lead the Department of Athletics while a national search takes place.

August 5, 2013
Director Of Athletics And Recreation Garnett Purnell To Retire
After 14 years, Wittenberg University Director of Athletics and Recreation has announced plans to step away from his position.

August 5, 2013
Tigers Named To NCAC 30th Anniversary All-Decade Teams
Throughout the 2013-14 school year, the North Coast Athletic Conference will celebrate its 30th anniversary with the release of All-Decade Teams for its championship sports.

July 25, 2013
Craig Osterbrock, Ben Hogenkamp Earn National Academic Awards
In recognition of excellence on the golf course and in the classroom, Osterbrock and Hogenkamp garnered NCAA Division III All-America Scholar honors.

July 19, 2013
Wittenberg Golfers Excel During Busy Summer
Tiger golfers continue to make strides during the summer months, with four women scheduled to play in upcoming women's team championship in Powell, Ohio.

July 17, 2013
Cole Bond, Zack Leahy Earn National Academic Awards
Pair of Tigers earn mention from the National Association of Basketball Coaches for their work on the court and in the classroom.

July 16, 2013
Reed Florence Nominated For Allstate AFCA Good Works Team
For second straight year, Tigers' signal-caller merits national mention after taking leadership roles on campus and in the community.

July 1, 2013
Wittenberg Announces Athletics Hall Of Honor Class of 2013
Jeanette Baier Gould '91, Jeff Brown '92, Scott Copeland '86, Eby Day '85 and Eleanor Roller '50 will be inducted during Homecoming Weekend Oct. 11-13.

June 30, 2013
Lawwill, Waers, Wong Earn National Academic Awards
A trio of standouts were recognized by the Women's Golf Coaches Association for the combination of their academic and athletics exploits during the 2012-13 school year.

June 28, 2013
Brian Agler ’80 To Be Inducted Into Ohio Basketball Hall Of Fame In 2014
Wittenberg's career leader in assists will be honored by the Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame at a ceremony in May 2014.

June 21, 2013
Two Wittenberg Student-Athletes Attend NCAA Career In Sports Forum
Alie Marousek '14 and Kaitie Harrison '14 made the most of an opportunity to learn about careers in athletics.

May 23, 2013
Wittenberg Student-Athletes Extend Special Olympics Partnership
After hosting and participating in a variety of activities, Wittenberg SAAC capped the 2012-13 school year with a Special Olympics Field Day.