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 …

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 …

Oglethorpe’s New Athletic Conference to be Named Southern Athletic Association

With the new academic year, starting in less than a week, comes the announcement of the name of Oglethorpe’s new athletic conference that will launch in 2012-13: the Southern Athletic Association (SAA).  The new conference is truly southern, in that all eight member schools represent six southern states, its territory reaching from Georgia and Alabama over to colleges in Kentucky and …

Oglethorpe Lacrosse Names New Coaches for Men’s and Women’s Teams

Following a historic inaugural season, Oglethorpe lacrosse fans have something more to be excited about.  This week the Oglethorpe athletic department announced the hiring of two head coaches to lead the OU men’s and women’s teams. Coach Tom Higgins, who served as the Petrels’ associate head coach all last season, is stepping up to fill …

Oglethorpe Athletics Names Aaron Nester to Lead Women’s Basketball

The Oglethorpe University athletics department has searched high and low for a new head coach for the women’s basketball team, and it seems that they’ve found the perfect match. The department announced today that Aaron Nester will lead the Stormy Petrels team, one of the most successful sports programs in OU athletics history. Nester comes to Oglethorpe from Wartburg College in Iowa, a …

Athletes Make Oglethorpe/SCAC History

When fall sports come to a close and the winter season gets under way, Oglethorpe’s Stormy Petrels often have more to boast about than just wins under their belts. In 2010, two of OU’s own have been recognized for their outstanding accomplishments in their respective sports. Clara St. Urbain ’14 was named Newcomer of the Year in Women’s Soccer …

Diamond Petrels Opener in the Books

As the Oglethorpe University Petrels opened their season splitting a double-header with Maryville College, expectations remained high for a successful 2010 campaign. Dan Giordano started his 7th season as head coach, bringing with him an experienced crew that counted eight returning seniors, a far cry from the three former seasons which counted only six graduating …