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.
Women's tennis captain Tresa Bild was recognized by the Arthur Ashe, Jr. Sports-Scholar Award (presented by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education), with a certificate "for outstanding academic & athletic achievement."
From youthful talent to senior leadership, the Puget Sound women's tennis program took great strides in 2017. The Loggers finished the season with eight wins in 2017, following consecutive two-win seasons in 2016 and 2015.
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 Puget Sound women's tennis team plays its final matches of the 2017 season when the Loggers host College of Idaho and Lewis & Clark this weekend. The Loggers take on the Yotes on Friday, April 14, at 3 p.m. The Northwest Conference clash against the Pioneers is set for Saturday at 12 p.m. Meanwhile the Logger men play at Willamette on Friday (4 p.m.) and at Lewis & Clark on Saturday (1 p.m.)
The Puget Sound men's and women's tennis teams battle the "Whits" this weekend. The Logger men host Whitman for two matches on Saturday, April 8, starting at 10 a.m., and then host Whitworth on Sunday at 10 a.m. The Logger women are on the road at Whitman on Saturday, and then play at Whitworth on Sunday. Both matches are at 10 a.m.
The Puget Sound women's tennis team improved its overall record to 6-5 (4-4 Northwest Conference) with a 9-0 home win over Willamette on Saturday. It is the second time this season the Loggers beat the Bearcats by a 9-0 margin.
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.
Puget Sound freshman Lisa Owen was named the Northwest Conference Student-Athlete of the Week for women's tennis, the league announced early this week. Owen was also recently named the Logger of Club Logger of the Week.
The Puget Sound women’s tennis team will host Air Force in a nonconference match on Friday, Feb. 24, at 3 p.m., before hosting Pacific Lutheran on Saturday, Feb. 25, at 1 p.m. The Loggers will then travel to Willamette on Saturday, Feb. 26, at 1 p.m. The men’s team will travel across town to the Lutes on Saturday, before hosting the Bearcats on Sunday. Both men’s matches begin at 1 p.m.