Puget Sound earned 111 Northwest Conference Scholar-Athlete honors, the NWC announced Tuesday. Meghan Bacher '17 and Hans Fortune '17 both earned NWC First Team Scholar-Athlete nods. In order to qualify, NWC Scholar-Athletes must have a minimum 3.50 cumulative GPA.
Alexis Noren (women's basketball) was named Puget Sound's Most Outstadning Female Student-Athlete, and Hans Fortune earned Most Outstanding Male Student-Athlete during the Loggers' annual All-Sports Celelbration in Memorial Fieldhouse Tuesday night. University of Puget Sound president Isiaah Crawford presented the awards to both Noren and Fortune.
In one of the most popular annual events for Puget Sound athletics, the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) hosted the Metro Parks Tacoma Special Olympics on Monday, April 17. Special Olympians competed in basketball, kickball, and soccer with the support of Logger student-athletes from all 23 varsity teams.
The crosstown rivalry against Pacific Lutheran highlights the upcoming Northwest Conference tennis matches for the Puget Sound men's and women's teams this weekend. The Logger men host the Lutes on Saturday, March 4, at 1 p.m., and then they host George Fox on Sunday at 1 p.m. The Logger women play on the road against both PLU and George Fox.
The Puget Sound tennis programs are ready for the 2017 season. The women have a large team – made of experienced upperclassmen and talented freshmen – and will look to continue the success they had in the fall season. The men have a group of juniors they hope will lead them to a successful year. The men begin their season Saturday, February 11, when they host George Fox.
More than 100 friends of Puget Sound athletics participated in the 2016 Logger Open at Allenmore Golf Course on Aug. 12. The event was made possible by major sponsors: Mary Jo Lunt-Wallo Insurance & Investments, Meridian Dental (the Walker Family), and Washington Patriot Construction LLC.
The University of Puget Sound will enshrine its next class of Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees this fall as part of the university’s Homecoming Weekend, October 21-22, 2016. The five individuals, as selected by the Athletic Hall of Fame Committee, include three former student-athletes and two former head coaches. The 2016 Hall of Fame class includes Andrea Boitano (women’s cross country/track & field), Kristina Goos (women’s basketball), Randy Hanson (women’s soccer head coach), Wanda Howlett (women’s cross country/track & field), and Jack McGee (baseball head coach).
The Northwest Conference recently announced its 2015-16 All-Sportsmanship Team, which includes 20 Loggers. Student-athletes were selected by their respective teams and/or coaches for "displaying good sportsmanship throughout the season."
Lyle McIntosh's first year as Puget Sound's Director of Tennis may not have yielded the numbers the Loggers hoped for, but his presence and attitude had an immediate positive impact on the program's culture.
Puget Sound finished in fourth place for the 2015-16 Northwest Conference McIlroy-Lewis All-Sports Trophy. The McIlroy-Lewis All-Sports Trophy “recognizes athletic excellence among Northwest Conference institutions across all fields of competition.”
The Puget Sound tennis teams were both blanked by the nationally ranked Whitman programs on Saturday afternoon. The Logger men fell to No. 14 Whitman, 9-0, on the road. Playing at home, the women lost by the same score to No. 25 Whitman.
The Puget Sound Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and the Metro Parks Tacoma Special Olympics have been named the Logger Club Loggers of the Week following the the annual Games on campus Monday evening.