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Men’s soccer ranked 12th in nation

The Oglethorpe men’s soccer team came in at No. 12 in the United Soccer Coaches Division III national poll this week, released Tuesday by the national organization of collegiate soccer coaches. In addition, Oglethorpe also came in at No. 2 in the South Atlantic regional poll conducted by the same organization. The Stormy Petrels had […]

Dorough Field House gets upgrades

Some much needed improvements were recently installed in Dorough Field House and Pinholster Court as the athletic facility continues its face lift. The field house saw a major cosmetic overhaul with the “Black Top” court in 2015, but the newest additions will serve more practical purposes. Two LED scoreboards, one large and one small, LED […]

Petrels baseball digs the long ball, tops the nation

The home team knows how to put on a show For the first time in program history, the Oglethorpe baseball team earned a NCAA Division III statistical championship, and did so in one of the most entertaining categories: home runs. The Petrels finished the season belting 47 home runs as a team in just 40 […]

Video: Urban Smash brings disc golf to campus

The Urban Smash disc golf tournament at Oglethorpe University The inaugural Urban Smash is the first disc golf even held on the campus of Oglethorpe University. Ashley Collins and the Atlanta Women’s Disc Golf Club hosted the event, which raised funds for the Piedmont School of Atlanta. Ashley Collins spends her days grooming and maintaining […]

Biology department’s basketball games bring out students

Biology department basketball games connect with students Oglethorpe University professors regularly play pickup basketball with students. This semester even featured a “Final” with prizes for the top finishers. The Oglethorpe Biology department began playing pickup “knockout,” a basketball shooting game, last year. What started as a way for professors to take to the gym turned into […]

Video: Yusuf Abdullah ’19 moonlights as professional athlete

Yusuf Abdullah ’19: The professional athlete on campus Oglethorpe University sophomore Yusuf Abdullah ’19 has a life outside of school, playing Ultimate Frisbee professionally with the Atlanta Hustle Yusuf Abdullah ’19  is not set to graduate for another couple of years, but he already has his sights set even further in the future. To 2024, […]

Oglethorpe Athletics Closes 2016-17 Season with Petey Awards Ceremony

The Oglethorpe athletic department rounded out the season with the Fifth Annual Petey Awards on Sunday, hosted at the Turner Lynch Campus Center on Oglethorpe’s campus. The event, which is produced by the Oglethorpe Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), allowed Oglethorpe student-athletes to honor the best and brightest performances of the year while reflecting on the […]

An Olympian in our midst: Iona Wynter Parks

AN OU INSTRUCTOR SHARES HER OLYMPIC EXPERIENCE. Iona Wynter Parks, OU French Instructor Year: 2000 Summer Games Location: Sydney, Australia Country: Jamaica Sport: Triathlon How did you get started in the sport? I started as a swimmer in high school, then in a club, then for Jamaica, and then swam in university. I competed in […]

National student-athlete rankings put Oglethorpe Men’s Golf in top 5

College Factual has released their 2017 National Student-Athlete Rankings for Division 3, and Oglethorpe was ranked 4th out of 41 total schools for its Men’s Golf program. Oglethorpe has maintained this ranking for two consecutive years. College Factual’s Student-Athlete Rankings highlight colleges where the sports teams are competitive, and the athletes are getting a quality education. […]