Go Petrels Athletics Update: January 30-February 5

Another big week in the books for the men’s basketball team. Two wins in Dorough over Birmingham-Southern and Millsaps included a double-overtime thriller and moved the team into third place in the conference standings. For the second consecutive week, a Stormy Petrel was also named Southern Athletic Association Player of the Week. Congrats, Tom Inungu!

Tom Inungu earns SAA Player of the Week honors

Senior center Tom Inungu of the Oglethorpe men’s basketball team was named the SAA Men’s Basketball Player of the Week by the league office Monday, marking the first such award of his career and the third time this season that a member of the Stormy Petrels has earned the honor.

The women’s team started the week with big news, having cracked the NCAA Division III top 25 for the first time since 2009. They remain in second place in the conference after dropping a heartbreaker to league leader Millsaps on Sunday. They picked up a win over Birmingham-Southern on Friday though.

Women’s basketball breaks into coaches’ top 25

The Oglethorpe women’s basketball team moved into the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Division III top 25 this week, marking their first national ranking since the end of the 2008-09 season. The Stormy Petrels entered the poll on Tuesday tied for 25th.

At the Tiger Indoor Invitational, both the women and men’s teams brought home solid showings. The women placed fifth overall being paced by senior Nicolette Andrey.

Women’s track and field takes fifth at Tiger Indoor Invitational, men finish seventh

The Oglethorpe women’s track and field team enjoyed an excellent performance Saturday at the Tiger Indoor Invitational in Sewanee, Tennessee, finishing in fifth place while accruing a couple of wins and an additional top three finish. The men’s team finished seventh and enjoyed three top five performances on the day.

Women’s lacrosse and baseball get their seasons underway this weekend.


Home Contests

vs. Covenant, Friday, 4 p.m., Anderson Field

Women’s Lacrosse:
vs. Southern Wesleyan, Saturday, 1 p.m., Turf Field

Away Contests

Women’s basketball:
at Centre, Friday, 6 p.m., Danville, Kent.
at Sewanee, Sunday, 2 p.m., Sewanee, Tenn.

Men’s basketball:
at Centre, Friday, 8 p.m., Danville, Kent.
at Sewanee, Sunday, 4 p.m., Sewanee, Tenn.

at Covenant, Saturday, 12 p.m., Lookout Mountain, Ga.
at Covenant, Saturday, 3:15 p.m., Lookout Mountain, Ga.

Track and Field:
Southern Indoor Challenge, Monday, Birmingham, Ala.

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