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An Olympian in our midst: Iona Wynter Parks

AN OU INSTRUCTOR SHARES HER OLYMPIC EXPERIENCE. Iona Wynter Parks, OU French Instructor Year: 2000 Summer Games Location: Sydney, Australia Country: Jamaica Sport: Triathlon How did you get started in the sport? I started as a swimmer in high school, then in a club, then for Jamaica, and then swam in university. I competed in […]

National student-athlete rankings put Oglethorpe Men’s Golf in top 5

College Factual has released their 2017 National Student-Athlete Rankings for Division 3, and Oglethorpe was ranked 4th out of 41 total schools for its Men’s Golf program. Oglethorpe has maintained this ranking for two consecutive years. College Factual’s Student-Athlete Rankings highlight colleges where the sports teams are competitive, and the athletes are getting a quality education. […]

Library Archives awarded grant for OU Athletics 100th anniversary retrospective in October

Oglethorpe University Philip Weltner Library was awarded a Georgia Archives Month “Spotlight on Archives” grant from the Society of Georgia Archivists. Georgia Archives Month, observed in October, is a way to celebrate the value of the state’s historical records, publicize the many ways historical records enrich our lives, and recognize those who maintain our communities’ historical […]

Veteran Paralympic Soccer Players Inspire Oglethorpe Team

Oglethorpe University Men’s Soccer recently joined forces with BlazeSports to host the first-ever series of VA Paralympic Soccer Camps, in partnership with the U.S. Soccer Federation and U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs. Over six months, veterans will attend a series of three camps held on campus, in the hopes of making the next U.S. Paralympic National Soccer Team. […]

Coaches Play Pivotal Role in Student-Athlete Success

“When you hear the title “athletics coach,” what comes to mind? For many, the term conjures imagery of a sharply-focused leader marking lineups, creating plays, and leading locker room pep talks. Though that may be a part of their job, the role of the athletics coach (especially at the collegiate level) extends far beyond the […]

Men’s Basketball Aims High in Costa Rica

Over fall break, the OU men’s basketball team embarked on a 5-day, 4-night trip to Costa Rica, that included 2 exhibition games, a community service project and a variety of cultural experiences and adventures. Here, Coach Philip Ponder reflects on the team-building trip…. “We had an awesome experience in Costa Rica over fall break! We […]