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Becky Hall Named Oglethorpe Athletics Director

Rebecca “Becky” Hall has been named Oglethorpe director of athletics. Hall was assistant athletics director and senior woman administrator at Wittenberg University and is Oglethorpe’s fourth director of athletics since reassigning to NCAA Division III in 1990. Becky Hall replaces Jay Gardiner who served as director since 2004. Gardiner is now the inaugural commissioner of the new Southern Athletic […]

Petrel Pride Abounds in Golf, Baseball, Track

Oglethorpe student-athletes have been pulling double duty lately, between studying for finals and end-of-season practices and games—and it’s paying off in multiple sports! The Oglethorpe Men’s Golf team dusted the field this weekend to win their 10th SCAC Men’s Golf Championship at the Tunica Resorts in Mississippi. The Petrels led wire-to-wire to take the hardware for the fourth time in five years and […]

Oglethorpe Hosts Family of Baseball Great and Alum Luke Appling

Oglethorpe University welcomed the family of 1932 alum and Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Luke Appling to the Brookhaven campus this past Saturday for “Luke Appling Day.” Four generations of the Appling family attended the celebration. Appling’s sister, Linda Appling Sumpter, tossed out the first pitch prior to the Petrels’ game against Birmingham-Southern. “Luke Appling Day” […]

Two Birds of a Feather (Blue Jays & Petrels Unite!)

On January 29, Oglethorpe Women’s Lacrosse in conjunction with the Sports Medicine Department, hosted Division I Johns Hopkins’ head women’s lacrosse coach Janine Tucker for a six-hour Coaches’ Clinic in Lupton Auditorium. 129 youth, high school and collegiate coaches from all over the Southeast participated in this event making it the largest coaches’ clinic ever […]

Four Stormy Petrel Soccer Stars Earn All-Region Honors; Lavery Named to Division III First Team All-America

The National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) announced the 2011 NCAA Men’s Soccer Division III All-Region teams recently and four Oglethorpe Stormy Petrels received recognition: Senior center back Mark Lavery (Woodstock, Ga.) and senior midfielder Aaron Walker (Woodstock, Ga.) were tabbed as members of the All-South Atlantic First Team while sophomore defender Nikos Papanikolopoulos […]

Silver Petrels Program Partners Students with Seniors

The Oglethorpe University Women’s Basketball team had some special fans in the stands during their recent game against Birmingham-Southern.  Residents of the Sunrise Senior Assisted Living community visited the campus to support the team as part of the new Silver Petrels program. Initiated by Head Basketball Coach Aaron Nester and organized by OU’s Center for Civic Engagement, the Silver Petrels service program was formed inspire teamwork both […]

OU Men’s Soccer Team Captures First SCAC Title, Accepts First NCAA Bid

The Oglethorpe University men’s soccer 2011 season will roll on into the middle of November after the team accomplished a couple of program firsts this past weekend. The Stormy Petrels captured their first Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) Championship by topping Centre 1-0 in Birmingham on Sunday afternoon and, in the process, clinched the school’s […]

A Historic Season for Oglethorpe Men’s Soccer—And It’s Not Over

The Oglethorpe University men’s soccer team just put the finishing touches on a historic regular season that saw the 2011 Stormy Petrels set several school records. With the first season complete, Oglethorpe is now excited about their second season—this weekend’s conference tournament with a chance to qualify for the school’s first-ever trip to NCAA Tournament on […]

OU Men’s Basketball Trains To Be a Team

The Oglethorpe Men’s Basketball team recently traveled to St. Simon’s Island for training camp prior to the start of the 2011-2012 season. As senior Andrew Steioff reports, the accommodations weren’t glamorous (an old church camp ground), but the group had the chance to become a team during practice and through volunteering. Training Camp for 2011-2012 was riddled with surprises from […]