Louisa Barama ’12 Shines at U.S. Collegiate Figure Skating Championships

Last month, we told you about Louisa Barama ’12, a hard-working OU student who was looking to finish her figure skating season with a trip to the U.S. Collegiate Figure Skating Championships in Idaho.  She’s back from the competition, and we’re proud to announce that she represented Oglethorpe remarkably, scoring 70.78 and placing seventh overall. “I am …

National Sports Authorities Recognize Oglethorpe’s Outstanding Scholar-Athletes

This week, the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) released its ITA Scholar-Athlete honors, and Oglethorpe’s Kayla Atkins ’11, Kate Siess ’14, Ethan Motz ’14 and Ross Beall ’11 were on that list. The ITA is the governing body of college tennis, and oversees men’s and women’s varsity tennis across all three NCAA divisions as well as NAIA and …

Former Summer Camper Returns as OU Student

Every summer Oglethorpe hosts hundreds of kid campers who are practicing their sport, perfecting their craft, or honing their music skills.  But, it’s not every day that one of those campers becomes an OU student.  Ben Hirsch attended the Peter Howell Tennis Camp when he was just 12 years old—and this fall the rising freshman art major will return to Oglethorpe in his new role. Initially, Ben didn’t expect Coach Howell, …

Pugh Goes Pro: OU Golf Standout Sets Next Course

In the world of golf, there are three major levels of play:  junior, amateur, and pro.  Only a select few college athletes who have both the talent and resources go pro—and Scott Pugh ’11 wants to join that club. A four-time all conference player, Scott is one of three Petrels to become two-time All-Americans in the history of OU’s golf …

CBS Visits Oglethorpe, Asks “Tough Questions” About the Summer Heat

The summer heat was intense this afternoon—and Atlanta’s CBS affiliate WGCL 46 wanted to know how kids at summer camps are keeping cool.  What better place to find campers than at Oglethorpe, where hundreds of budding athletes train for their favorite sports, including soccer, lacrosse, basketball, and tennis.  The CBS news team caught up with the kids at the Peter Howell Tennis Camp, coached by …

Nation’s Top Basketball Recruits, Coaches Come to Pinholster Court

Oglethorpe hosted some of the nation’s most elite high school basketball talents this past Saturday, Sunday, and Monday as the Amateur Athletic Union played top flight summer league games on Pinholster Court with many of the top college hoops coaches in the country looking on. Among the elite talents on display was Rival Basketball’s top …

Why did the Petrel cross the road?

To start the race, of course! For most Americans, July 4th is a time for cookouts, family, and fireworks.  But here in Atlanta, Independence Day is also about challenging the world to the largest 10K on the planet.  And this year, there were plenty of Petrels in the Peachtree Road Race—from students, to staff, to alumni.  Michelle Hall, OU’s Vice President for Campus Life, was …

Summer League Baseball Steps Up to the Plate at OU

Never mind that school’s out. With summer in full swing, Oglethorpe’s historic baseball field is still seeing some action with its newest “home” baseball team, the Brookhaven Bucks.  The Bucks are one of nine teams in the Sunbelt League, a collegiate summer league based in metro Atlanta that gives college players an opportunity to sharpen their …

OU Student Uses Physics & Math Knowledge to Pursue National-level Figure Skating

It turns out that the OU Men’s Golf team members aren’t the only athletes taking their sport to the national stage this year. In July 2011, Louisa Barama ’12 will skate in the U.S. Collegiate Figure Skating Championships in Sun Valley, Idaho, representing Oglethorpe. A Physics major and a Math minor, Louisa knows that in skating it’s good to …

Oglethorpe to Join New Athletic Conference

It’s official—Oglethorpe University and seven other schools in the NCAA Division III Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) decided yesterday to leave the conference, effective July 1, 2012, and form a new athletic conference.  While OU and other current SCAC schools will honor their scheduled commitments for next season, the future  unnamed conference will be ready for play …