Category: Athletics

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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 ...

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National champion wrestler Noel Torres receives his ring

On Saturday, Oct. 27, alumnus Noel Torres received his national wrestling championship ring from his performance in March 2018. The Jets held the annual Red and Blue Dual in Fugate gymnasium and afterward hosted a social ...

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Opportunity for friendship and faith with Newman FCA

Newman University student-athletes are working to reignite interest in the current Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) membership. The university’s FCA group has been active for the past several years. According to Clarissa Krum, assistant women’s ...

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Newman University gets spooky for Trunk or Treat

Newman University is getting spooky with this year’s Trunk or Treat. Grab your costume and pumpkin basket and monster mash your way to a night filled with tricks and treats. Trunk or Treat will take place ...

Alumna Delaney Hiegert is finalist for 2018 NCAA Woman of the Year

Newman alumni continue to impress their alma mater with their accomplishments, and Delaney Hiegert, 2018 NCAA Woman of the Year finalist, is no exception. Her impressive academic and athletic career and her nomination for this ...

New volleyball coach works to create team culture

Jose Lugo joined the volleyball team as head coach in late July. He brings more than a decade of coaching experience to Newman. His past coaching experience includes  high school to club level and Division ...

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Newman hires new sports information director

Brandon Smith is the new sports information director for the Newman University athletics department. Smith attended Barton Community College (BCC) before earning his bachelor’s degree in human health performance with a minor in sports management ...

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Spreading Jet pride at Open Streets ICT

Newman University had a large presence at Open Streets ICT  Sept. 23 in Wichita, Kansas. More than 100 members of the cheer and dance squad, athletic teams and various Newman students were all in attendance sharing their ...

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Newman alumna named NCAA Woman Of The Year Top 30 Honoree

by David Rung Months after her graduation from Newman, alumna Delaney Hiegert continues to showcase just how much she exemplifies the term student-athlete. On Thursday, Hiegert was named as one of the Top 30 honorees for the ...

The Balavage brothers: Is wrestling in their DNA?

Newman University has its own special connection with Scranton, Pennsylvania. It’s not the students’ love for TV’s hit show “The Office,” but Thor and Ivan Balavage, brothers on the Newman wrestling team who call Scranton ...

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The history of Newman University’s mascot

From different names to a changing campus landscape, Newman University has had many changes in its history — including that of the university mascot. Before Johnny Jet, Newman University’s mascot was the Jet Bird beginning ...

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34th annual Jet Open success

Newman University athletics recently hosted the 34th annual Laurie Bell Memorial Charity Golf Tournament. The fundraiser began with its traditional kickoff party, which was held Sunday, Aug. 5, at the Crestview Country Club. Donors, supporters ...

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Wichita Gladiator Dash holds special meaning for one Newman alumna

The Wichita Gladiator Dash, which is organized by Newman University, has become one of the most anticipated and popular obstacle-course races in the city with nearly 900 participants registering for the big day. The 5k ...

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MIAA excitement is building with still another year to go

Newman University will enter the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA) beginning fall 2019 as an affiliate member — and the excitement is building. Newman President Noreen M. Carrocci, Ph.D., has called for a task force, which ...

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Newman math major wins local half-marathon

Recent Newman graduate Austin Lavin has been training for months to prepare for the local Prairie Fire Half Marathon — and his dedication and determination paid off. Lavin won the race, which took place May ...

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Student-athletes honored at annual ‘Jetspys’

by David Rung The Newman athletics department celebrated its student-athletes at the 4th Annual Jetspy Awards May 1, to cap the 2017-18 sports season. The yearly awards gala featured 26 awards presented to individuals or ...

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Newman’s bowling coach receives honor

Newman University Head Bowling Coach Billy Murphy has been named the National Collegiate Bowling Coaches Association (NCBCA) Women’s Coach of the Year for the 2017-2018 season. This year’s women’s bowling team has achieved great new heights. Throughout ...

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Notre Dame’s Lou Holtz speaks at Newman

Lou Holtz is a name that can be recognized for multiple reasons. Many of those reasons are likely sports related. Now retired from a long career as a head football coach, Holtz has taken to ...

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Samantha Rader is always looking for the next challenge

“Leave things better than you found them,” is a  saying that sophomore Samantha Rader takes to heart. Though Newman University has no shortage of highly involved and highly motivated students, Rader runs with the best ...

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Newman Jets women’s bowling team head to national tournament

The women’s bowling team finished third at the sectional qualifier, which means the team will attend the Intercollegiate Team Championships tournament for the third year in a row. The national tournament will take place April ...