Category: Athletics

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Alumnus takes on pro basketball dream in Germany

Alumnus Kevin Bryant’s basketball career at Newman was impressive, and due to his competitive nature, he couldn’t let his career end there. Bryant grew up in Germany and found his way to Newman through a ...

Homecoming 2020 – intense games and a royal ceremony

Newman University celebrated homecoming with a week full of activities and on Thursday night, Feb. 20, the homecoming games began. The women’s basketball team kicked off the night by taking on tough competitor Emporia State ...

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Newman athletics starts Aviator Club

In order to improve communication and involvement with alumni and other fans, the Newman Athletics department has launched the Aviator Club. Zane Ehling, associate athletic director for external operations, explained the features of the Aviator ...

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New app helps Jet fans stay connected

Newman University athletics recently launched its new app to help fans stay up to date with game details, live updates and more. The app can be found in the App Store or on Google Play ...

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What a difference a decade makes

As the year 2019 comes to an end, a new decade begins. We took a look at all that we accomplished during the past ten years. ...

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Newman student starts baking on the side

Freshman David Moss, a basketball player majoring in psychology, is quite the Renaissance man. In addition to his adeptness in athletics and his affinity toward academics, he is also a skilled baker; so skilled, in ...

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Newman’s national champion trains for the Olympics

Newman’s one and only NCAA DII national champion is back on the wrestling mat — this time in a different country. Noel Torres ’18 competed in the 2019 Mexican National Championship Dec. 7 and won ...

2019
What a year! Check out 2019’s happenings at Newman University

As we welcome in a new year with all its many adventures to come, we look back and celebrate all the great things 2019 brought us. ...

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Wrestling team hosts Red and Blue Dual

The Newman University wrestling team took to Fugate Gymnasium for the first time Saturday during its annual Red and Blue Dual. But unlike most other duals, their opponents were their fellow teammates. Head coach Ryan ...

Triathlon, cheer and dance teams support Swaney Elementary in marathon challenge

Members of triathlon, cheer and dance attended the last day of Swaney Elementary's 26 day marathon challenge to cheer them on and run with them. ...

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Newman basketball ready for first MIAA season

The Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA) has released the results of its preseason media poll, and Newman men’s basketball has been picked to finish 11th and the women’s team eighth. Joanna Pryor, director of athletics; ...

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Women’s soccer team reaching its goals

The Newman University women’s soccer team has soared to new heights in the first half of its season while overcoming challenges, said Head Women’s Soccer coach Aaron Avila.  “This year has been a challenging year ...

Women’s basketball team spends an afternoon at Robinson Middle School

The Newman University women’s basketball team recently spent some time at Robinson Middle School, playing and visiting with students during recess times. The activity was arranged as a community engagement opportunity, which is important to ...

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Newman Athletics to host alumni reunion

Newman University Athletics will host an athletics alumni weekend Oct. 4-6. The weekend will provide an opportunity for athletics alumni and friends to reconnect and relive memories. The event includes cheering on the Jets at ...

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First MIAA Player of the Week for Newman

Newman University sophomore Jackie Lari, a graduate of Crean Lutheran High School in Irvin, California, is the first Newman student-athlete to earn MIAA Player of the Week status. Lari earned her Goalie of the Week ...

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Baseball coach implements new philosophy

Head Baseball Coach Drew Maus is throwing a curveball at the baseball program. Maus has become popular for what many students have pegged as interesting rules and methods. During the first week of school, various ...

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New baseball grad assistant is son of program’s founder

It’s hard to forget the way Newman baseball program founder Paul Sanagorski built the baseball program from the bottom up — and now his son, Taylor, is stepping up to the plate as the newest ...

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Newman welcomes Andrea Gustafson as new softball coach

Newman University officials have named Andrea Gustafson head softball head coach effective Aug. 13, 2019. Gustafson brings 15 years of college head coaching experience and nearly 600 career victories to the Jets program. She led ...

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Newman University names Drew Maus head baseball coach

Above photo courtesy Hunter Lively, Henderson State University Newman University Director of Athletics Joanna Pryor has named Drew Maus new head baseball coach effective Aug. 5, 2019.  He replaces Zane Ehling, who moved to an administrative role within the Newman athletic department ...

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Former Newman wrestler finds new path

Former Newman wrestler Miles Johns signed an Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) contract and is now jumping into the world of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA).  Johns said he grew from his time at Newman and because ...

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Newman alumna scores contract with professional soccer team

Newman alumna Amy Strath is making her goals a reality by joining the professional soccer team FC Fylkir, which is apart of the Pepsi Max Women’s League in Iceland. Strath said the opportunity came about ...

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Bria DeGrate nominated for female athlete of the year

Each year, the Greater Wichita Sports Commission recognizes athletes and coaches for their outstanding performances. Recent Newman University graduate Bria DeGrate was one of the few nominated for this year’s College Female Athlete of the ...

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Women’s basketball holds summer camps for athletes

The Newman University women’s basketball team took a shot on local athletes by holding three camps — Shooting, Middle School Elite, and High School Elite — between June 25 and 28. The team will hold ...

Gabrielle Altenor weighs a heavy schedule with powerlifting

Sophomore Gabrielle Altenor is raising the bar on extracurricular activities with powerlifting.  Altenor said even though her high school, Kapaun Mount Carmel (KMC), did not have a powerlifting team until her senior year, she had ...

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Jetspys celebrates student-athletes

The 2019 Jetspy awards ceremony took place Wednesday, May 1, at Newman University. ...

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Jetspys awards banquet unites and recognizes student-athletes

Early mornings, late nights, sweat, dirt and a ton of hard work — these are no strangers to the student-athletes at Newman University. For one night of the year, however, these same dedicated individuals get ...

Joanna Pryor named new athletic director

After a national search, Joanna Pryor has been named director of athletics for Newman University, effective July 1, 2019. ...

Women’s basketball coach strives for the best

Women’s basketball head coach Darin Spence has had many accomplishments on the court and recently reached a big milestone: his 100th win at Newman University. Spence has been at Newman since April 2012 and is ...

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MoJo Tournaments bring club volleyball to Newman

Associate Athletic Directors Maureen “Mo” Rohleder and Joanna “Jo” Pryor decided to bring club volleyball to Newman about eight years ago — and the MoJo Tournament was born. The 2019 tournament season saw five different ...

Music and athletics — a match made in heaven

The Newman University Chorale and Troubadours recently hosted their annual Christmas Concert and it was an opportunity for a wonderful duo to team up once more. Deanne Zogleman, director of music at Newman, and Vic ...

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Athletic hall of fame 2019 inductees announced

The Newman University Athletic Hall of Fame will induct five new members Feb. 9. ...

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2018 — A Year in Review

Another calendar year has come to an end. Newman University has much to be thankful for as we look to the future. Take a walk with us down memory lane in our Year in Review with the most ...

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Vic Trilli: Distinguished alumnus at Midwestern State University

Newman Vice President for Student Affairs and Director of Athletics Victor “Vic” Trilli was recognized as a distinguished alumnus at Midwestern State University (MSU) in Wichita Falls, Texas, during its Alumni Association’s Homecoming brunch Oct. ...

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Women’s soccer team completes season, makes history

Not only did the Jets finish third in the Heartland Conference and earn a place in the conference tournament, the team won the conference’s Silver Sportsmanship Award and several players won individual honors. While they ...

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Trunk-or-treat: A successful Halloween fundraiser

Newman University hosted a trunk-or-treat and carnival Monday, Oct. 29, to help raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The event included a safe, fun, family-friendly environment for children of all ages to enjoy an evening of ...