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Women’s lacrosse, men’s track and field athletes earn academic honors

The Oglethorpe women’s lacrosse and men’s track and field teams had members honored with national academic awards. The lacrosse team saw four players named to the 2019 Zag Sports Division III Academic Honor Roll by the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA). Senior midfielder Caroline Chamberlain, junior goalie Jordan Chandler, junior attacker Samantha Chap and junior defender Dreshona Mapps-Whitmore earned […]

Oglethorpe University to host its first-ever 5K

On August 10th, Oglethorpe will host its first Stormy Petrel 5K, a closed-course road race around the historic campus. The race is intended for all ages, with male and female bracketed age groups ranging from 12 and under to 60 and over. Money prizes will be given to the top participants, and medals will be awarded […]

Tennis players, women’s team earn ITA academic awards

The Oglethorpe men’s and women’s tennis teams earned a bevy of academic accolades from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Thursday. The women’s team earned an ITA All-Academic team award and saw five members named ITA scholar-athletes. Meanwhile, the men’s team put three players on the ITA scholar-athlete list. On the women’s side, seniors Delaney Abood […]

Paul Danielson tabbed to lead Oglethorpe tennis programs

The Oglethorpe athletic department is pleased to announce the hiring of Paul Danielson as its new head tennis coach, effective immediately. Danielson served as the program’s lead assistant coach for the past three seasons and as a volunteer assistant for a season prior to that under retiring head coach Peter Howell, helping the Stormy Petrel […]

Eleven Stormy Petrels named to SAA winter/spring all-sportsmanship teams

The Southern Athletic Association released their winter and spring all-sportsmanship teams Friday, recognizing student-athletes who displayed outstanding sportsmanship over the course of their seasons. The 2018-19 Oglethorpe student-athletes to earn winter and spring SAA all-sportsmanship designation are as follows: Baseball – Caleb Feibus and Johnathan Feibus (Srs., Clearwater, Fla.) Men’s basketball – Lane Foster (So., […]

Schmidt Recreation Center scores new wood floor

It’s out with the old and in with the new at the Schmidt Recreation Center auxiliary gym. A custom Stormy Petrels wooden floor was recently installed in the space and has breathed new life into the gym. “The rubber tartan floor that existed there was past its life expectancy,” said Athletic Director Todd Brooks. “Wood […]

Oglethorpe athletes shine in local Sunbelt Baseball League

This summer, six Oglethorpe students are on rosters for the Sunbelt Baseball League. Established in 2005, the Sunbelt League is a collegiate summer baseball program based in metro Atlanta aimed at helping young college athletes achieve their dreams of playing at a professional level. It showcases talent from more than a hundred colleges and universities. […]

Go Petrels Athletics Update: May 22-28

Two Oglethorpe athletes qualified for and participated in the NCAA Division III Track and Field Championships last weekend in Geneva, Ohio. Senior Arielle Shaw finished 19th in the triple jump at her final competition. She qualified for three NCAA championships while at Oglethorpe. Shaw places 19th in triple jump at NCAA Championships Senior Arielle Shaw […]

Go Petrels Athletics Update: May 16-22

Senior Arielle Shaw graduated last Saturday, but her track and field career continues. Shaw qualified for the NCAA Division III championship in the triple jump, the third time she has done so in her career, and will compete this coming Saturday at the Spire Institute in Geneva, Ohio.  She was also awarded All-Region honors for […]