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Biology department’s basketball games bring out students

Biology department basketball games connect with students Oglethorpe University professors regularly play pickup basketball with students. This semester even featured a “Final” with prizes for the top finishers. The Oglethorpe Biology department began playing pickup “knockout,” a basketball shooting game, last year. What started as a way for professors to take to the gym turned into […]

Video: Yusuf Abdullah ’19 moonlights as professional athlete

Yusuf Abdullah ’19: The professional athlete on campus Oglethorpe University sophomore Yusuf Abdullah ’19 has a life outside of school, playing Ultimate Frisbee professionally with the Atlanta Hustle Yusuf Abdullah ’19  is not set to graduate for another couple of years, but he already has his sights set even further in the future. To 2024, […]

Oglethorpe Athletics Closes 2016-17 Season with Petey Awards Ceremony

The Oglethorpe athletic department rounded out the season with the Fifth Annual Petey Awards on Sunday, hosted at the Turner Lynch Campus Center on Oglethorpe’s campus. The event, which is produced by the Oglethorpe Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), allowed Oglethorpe student-athletes to honor the best and brightest performances of the year while reflecting on the […]

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. […]