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Free online fitness classes available via nationwide collegiate partnership

Oglethorpe University has joined the 2020 Recreation Movement challenge—focused on driving fitness and wellbeing-based activities to keep students and university communities healthy, active, and connected! The 2020 Recreation Movement, a collegiate recreation platform, allows Oglethorpe students, faculty, staff, and alumni to participate in both live and pre-recorded online workout classes from 100+ different colleges and […]

Remembering legendary coach and game-changer Garland Pinholster

Oglethorpe Hall of Fame basketball coach Garland Pinholster passed away Sunday morning at his home in Ball Ground, Georgia. He was 92 years old. Pinholster compiled a career record of 181-67 over his 10 years in charge of the Oglethorpe men’s basketball program, putting him third on the all-time program wins list. Pinholster Court at […]

Men’s golf coaches name Stormy Petrels all-academic team

The Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) named the Oglethorpe men’s golf team to their all-academic list this week, making the Stormy Petrels one of 39 Division III teams, and one of 250 total teams across divisions, to earn the distinction. In order to garner the recognition, programs needed to accrue a minimum team GPA […]

Southern Athletic Association suspends fall conference athletic competitions

The Southern Athletic Association (SAA), Oglethorpe’s Division III athletic conference, announced today that all conference athletic competition through the 2020 fall season will be postponed. Over the last several months, the SAA Presidents’ Council met to weigh the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and to plan for the 2020-21 athletic season. “The highest priority at each institution […]

Video: Petey Awards honor Oglethorpe’s 2019-2020 student-athletes

Oglethorpe Athletics rounded out the 2019-2020 season on Saturday with the 8th Annual Petey Awards—announced virtually this year. The event, produced by the Oglethorpe Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), allows Oglethorpe student-athletes to honor the best and brightest performances of the year while reflecting on the athletic year as a whole. The following awards were presented […]

Go Petrels recap: SAA names all spring seniors SAA players of the week; Richey named finalist for national coach of the year

SAA suspends remainder of 2019-20 season The Southern Athletic Association announced the suspension of the 2020 spring sports season Friday morning. After Friday, March 20, all conference competition, spring championships and postseason awards will be suspended. The conference put out a statement that read as follows: “On Thursday, the Southern Athletic Association (SAA) Presidents Council […]

Go Petrels Recap: Women’s Basketball advances to NCAA tournament second round; Men’s Tennis finish undefeated spring break trip

Here’s the weekly recap from Stormy Petrels Athletics: Women’s Basketball Women’s basketball advances to second round of NCAA tournament, sets program record for most wins in season The Oglethorpe women’s basketball team got off to an excellent start in the NCAA Division III Women’s Basketball Championship Friday afternoon, beating the William Peace Pacers 88-74 in […]