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Maddy Outman Promoted to Co-Head Track Coach at Ursuline College

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Madeleine (Maddy) Outman has been promoted to co-head track and field coach, Ursuline College Athletic Director Cindy McKnight announced Wednesday (May 28) morning. Outman has worked with the cross country and track and field programs at UC since August of 2012.

Head cross country coach Ralph White will serve as the co-head track and field coach.

Over the past two school years Outman, a USATF Level One certified coach, has helped develop numerous Arrow runners and her hard work culminated in the outdoor track and field team capturing the first Great Midwest Athletic Conference title in school history in April. She helped sophomores Nicole Burlinson and Bea Indurain earn conference Track Athlete of the Year and Field Athlete of the Year honors, respectively.

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Natalie Huggins Named G-MAC Scholar-Athlete of the Year

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The Great Midwest Athletic Conference athletic calendar year has come to a close with the completion of the 2014 Baseball Championships this past weekend at Prasco Park in Cincinnati, Ohio. With the recent announcement of Cedarville University securing the Presidents’ Cup, it is time for the G-MAC to announce its end of the year honors, starting with the 2013-14 Male and Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

Natalie Huggins was a four-year starter for the Arrow’s softball team, shared team MVP honors as a sophomore and again as a junior (note: this seasons team awards have not been announced).

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Four Softball Players Honored by the Great Midwest Athletic Conference

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By Tim Ertle, Sports Information Director for the Ursuline Arrows

Four members of the Ursuline College softball program were honored by the Great Midwest Athletic Conference on Thursday (May 1) evening. Junior outfielder Sam Roberts was named to the all-conference second team while sophomore Alison Porter joined freshmen Brittany Humbel and Dagmar Smith on the honorable mention list.

Roberts is the first Arrow softball player to earn all-conference honors. She hit .358 (39-109) and led the team with 18 runs scored and 48 total bases. Roberts also drove in 12 runs, the third most on the team, and swiped two bases.

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Ursuline College sophomore Nicole Burlinson named Division II All-American

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By Tim Ertle, Sports Information Director for the Ursuline Arrows

Ursuline College sophomore Nicole Burlinson (Darlington, Great Britain) ran a school record time of 2:10.67 in the 800 meter finals at the NCAA Division II National Championships on Saturday (March 15) evening, good for a fifth place finish. By virtue of scoring four team points, she earned NCAA Division II All-American honors.

There are nearly 1,500 student-athletes who compete in the 800 meter run during the course of the year and only 17 qualified for this weekend’s National Championships. To see the results from the 800 meter final, click here.

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Lacrosse team wins debut at Wilmington College, 21-2

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By Tim Ertle, Sports Information Director for the Ursuline Arrows

The Ursuline College lacrosse program won its debut on Sunday (March 9) afternoon, defeating host Wilmington College by a score of 21-2.

The Quakers slipped to 0-3 on the young year after losses to Beloit (21-7) and Alma (21-3) earlier this week.

Freshman Natalie Pachinger led the Arrows with six goals and an assist while her classmate Anika Aberegg added four goals and a helper.

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Ursuline trio honored by the Great Midwest Athletic Conference

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By Tim Ertle, Sports Information Director for the Ursuline Arrows

Three members of the Ursuline College basketball program were honored by the Great Midwest Athletic Conference on Tuesday (March 4) afternoon. Point guard Erica Huber was named the conference’s ‘Freshman of the Year,’ while junior forward Emma Ricketts and freshman wing Tajanee Wells were each named second team all-conference.

Huber also earned honorable mention status after a vote of the conference’s nine head coaches.

Kentucky Wesleyan senior guard Karly Rhoads took home the Great Midwest Athletic Conference ‘Player of the Year’ Award and Gary Van Atta, the head coach of regular season champion Trevecca Nazarene University, earned the ‘Coach of the Year’ honor.

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Athletic Director Cindy McKnight chosen to serve as mentor in NCAA program

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Ursuline College Athletic Director Cindy McKnight has been chosen to serve as a mentor in the 2014-15 NCAA & Division II Athletics Directors Association Mentor Program for Women & Minorities.

In July of 2011, Division II took the initiative to prepare women and minorities for future director of athletics positions by sponsoring a mentorship program. Partnering with the Division II Athletics Directors Association, this mentoring program matches promising women and minority administrators who hope to become athletics directors with proven athletics directors.

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Ursuline College sophomore Nicole Burlinson Named G-MAC Indoor Track & Field Athlete of the Week for Third Time

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Ursuline College sophomore Nicole Burlinson has been named the Great Midwest Athletic Conference Women’s Indoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week for the third time this season, the conference office announced Tuesday (Feb. 11) afternoon.

Burlinson received the honor for her performance at the Division II Challenge Meet, hosted by the SPIRE Institute on Saturday (Feb. 8).

She beat the other 26 participants in the mile with a school record time of 5:07.50. She was previously the record holder with her 5:09.31 at Youngstown State two weeks ago. Saturday’s time was just 2.5 seconds shy of the NCAA Division II provisional qualification standard.

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Sophomore Bea Indurain Named G-MAC Indoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week

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Ursuline College sophomore Bea Indurain has been named the Women’s Indoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week, the conference office announced Tuesday (Feb. 4) morning. She is the second different Arrow to win the award this year after classmate Nicole Burlinson received the honor twice (Dec. 10, 2013 and Jan. 21, 2014).

Indurain was recognized for her performance at the Midwest Open, hosted Saturday (Feb. 1) at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio.

In the 60 meter hurdles prelims, she took eighth of 43 participants to qualify for the finals with her time of 9.23. In the finals, her 9.21 was good for seventh.

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Freshman Erica Huber Wins Conference Award for Second Time This Season

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Ursuline College freshman point guard Erica Huber has been named the Great Midwest Athletic Conference ‘Women’s Basketball Athlete of the Week’ for the second time this season, the conference office announced Monday (Jan. 20) afternoon.

Huber was the first recipient of the weekly conference award on Nov. 11, 2013. The award has been distributed 10 times this season and an Ursuline student-athlete has been elected five times. Junior forward Emma Ricketts has been named the ‘Women’s Basketball Athlete of the Week’ three times and Huber twice with no other player in the conference winning the award more than once.

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