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Get stormy with Oglethorpe’s new intramural sports program

Students, faculty and staff can now channel their competitive side through a new intramural program at Oglethorpe University! The athletics department has introduced this program as a fun way for the entire Oglethorpe community to get active and participate in athletic competitions in a supportive social environment. “Intramurals offer a great way to build relationships […]

2021 Petey Awards honor student-athletes [VIDEO]

Oglethorpe Athletics rounded out the 2020-2021 season on Saturday with the 9th 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. This year’s Petey Awards were hosted […]

Kharynton Beggs ’23 wins Buckhead Rotary Foundation’s Otis M. Jackson Scholarship

Oglethorpe University sophomore Kharynton Beggs ’23 has been awarded the 2021 Otis M. Jackson Scholarship from the Buckhead Rotary Foundation. The merit-based scholarship is offered annually to eligible Oglethorpe students. Scholarship recipients must clearly demonstrate character, leadership, academic achievement, and athletic ability — the qualities and character traits associated with the late Otis M. Jackson […]

Senior golfer named NCAA advocate for student-athletes nationwide

Tyler Rover ’21 will represent student-athletes across the country in his new role as a national primary representative for the NCAA Division III Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). Rover is among just a few individuals nationwide selected for this role, which he will hold through January 2023. The SAAC represents the voice and interests of student-athletes […]

Get stormy with Oglethorpe athletics from home

The Stormy Petrels are back! With most fans unable to attend home athletic events in person due to risks associated with COVID-19, Oglethorpe University has formed a new partnership with LocalLive to offer an improved live streaming experience for fans to follow all the live-action. LocalLive is the world’s first live production service powered by […]

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 […]