Category: Athletics

Jetspy Awards
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 ...

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‘March Madness’ comes to Newman

March is when the weather warms up, flowers begin to bloom and summer is right around the corner. It is also the time when the 68 team bracket that is March Madness begins. This year, ...

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Wichita Sports Hall of Fame inducts two of Newman’s finest

Director of Athletics Victor “Vic” Trilli and Volunteer Assistant Men’s Baseball Coach Mike Pelfrey will each be inducted into the Wichita Sports Hall of Fame. ...

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Noel Torres first Newman Jet to become NCAA national champion

Senior Noel Torres is the first Newman student to become a national champion in the NCAA Division II. Torres won the 184-pound national championship at the 2018 NCAA Division II Wrestling Championship in Cedar Rapids, ...

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R.J. Allen named Heartland Coach of the Year

The game of basketball is nothing new for Head Men’s Basketball Coach R.J. Allen. For six years, Allen held the position of assistant men’s basketball coach at Newman. The 2017-18 season is Allen’s first as ...

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Heartland Conference honors first-year head coach

R.J. Allen came to Newman as the assistant men’s basketball coach in 2011. When he was named the new head men’s basketball coach in April 2017, he had one thing on his mind — continuing ...

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Alumnus Adam Sawyer hired for technology support

Having technology issues? No problem. Meet Adam Sawyer, the new help desk and classroom technology coordinator. He may be recognizable due to the fact that he is a December 2017 Newman graduate. The transition from student to ...

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Kevin Bryant finds success in the classroom and on the court

Graduate student Kevin Bryant is in his fourth year of basketball at Newman University. Last semester he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in management information systems and he is now in his first semester of ...

Wichita's Littlest Heroes
Little heroes with lots of heart

Newman University partnered with Wichita’s Littlest Heroes (WLH) Saturday, Feb. 10, to provide a fun day for children who are battling a life-threatening medical condition. The athletic department hosted a free breakfast and free basketball and ...

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Newman University to compete in the MIAA as associate member in 2019-20

Newman University has accepted an invitation from the Mid-American Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA) to participate as an associate member in all 14 NCAA sports the university sponsors beginning in the 2019-20 academic year. Associate membership ...

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Newman Jets softball team looks forward to solid season

Softball season started last week for the Newman Jets and continues through May. Head Softball Coach Janice Esses is hard at work conditioning her team to build upon the successes of last season. She said the ...

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Professional baseball player joins Newman coaching staff

Lack of experience is no issue for the newest member of the Newman baseball coaching staff. Mike Pelfrey played professional baseball for 12 years before returning to his hometown of Wichita. Pelfrey graduated from Wichita ...

Wrestling team making a name for themselves

The Newman wrestling team has had great success on the mat this season — but it’s not over yet. The team recently turned out four champions and two runner-ups at the 9th Annual Kansas Cup hosted ...

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Big changes to the Jet Open Golf Tournament

The annual Laurie Bell Memorial Jet Open Charity Golf Tournament is seeing a big change this year. Previously held in recent years at Rolling Hills Country Club, the tournament will now be held at Crestview Country ...

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Professional basketball player holds strong ties to Newman

Former Newman basketball player Gavin Thurman has been playing professional basketball since 2016 and is looking forward to continuing for many years to come. He attended Wichita Southeast High School for his freshman through junior ...

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Newman bowlers are going strong mid-season

The men’s and women’s bowling teams at Newman University have been playing hard during the first half of their season. ...

2017 in review
2017 Year in Review

Newman University has experienced many new beginnings and celebrated numerous achievements with staff, faculty, students and alumni. Take a look back at our Year in Review with the most popular stories from student stories, athletics, alumni and ...

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Exhibition game between NU and WSU raises money for Red Cross

The Newman University men’s basketball team went head-to-head with Wichita State University on Monday, Nov. 6, in an exhibition game to raise money for hurricane relief. Proceeds from the game went to the American Red Cross ...

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Newman alumnus uses entrepreneurial education to start nonprofit

Newman alumnus Jason Prideaux is the founder of a new nonprofit in Wichita, Kansas — K12 Sports USA. He received a Bachelor of Science in accounting and management from Newman University in 2005. He also holds ...

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Men’s basketball signs 11-year-old Julian Randle

On Friday evening, the Newman University men’s basketball team signed their youngest recruit ever. ...

Women’s soccer: Sights set on conference tournament

The women’s soccer team scored the title of Turnaround Team of the Year at the 2016-2017 Jetspy awards, and this year they’ve proven that they plan to go nowhere but up. The lady Jets continue ...

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Newman 360Five: Women’s soccer mini-interviews

On this week’s episode, we meet the very talented and very “tall” women’s soccer team! Make sure to come out and support the girls at their home game this Thursday night! Check out more videos ...

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Newman triathlon coach is recognized with wellness award

Newman Triathlon Coach Heidi Coble was recognized with the Byron G. Stout IV Spotlight on Wellness Award sponsored by Meritrust Credit Union during a summer conference. The Health and Wellness Coalition of Wichita held its 13th ...

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Swim, Bike, Run — Meet the Triathlon Jets

Swim! Bike! Run! Newman University is excited to welcome 12 new members to its triathlon team. The first team put together in 2016-2017 had four students. Now, incoming freshmen are looking at Newman University to ...

Change is on the horizon for Newman Athletics

By David Rung Shifting membership in the Heartland Conference has put the Newman athletics program in a position to seek an NCAA Division II conference affiliation with member schools that more closely align with its ...

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Success at the 33rd annual Jet Open

The 33rd annual Laurie Bell Memorial Jet Open golf tournament was once again a success, thanks to the help of staff, volunteers, golfers and sponsors. The two-day event started with the traditional kickoff party that ...

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Newman alum and staff member becomes a U.S. citizen

Newman alumnus Kevin Mangayi recently celebrated a major change in his life — becoming a U.S. citizen. Mangayi has played the roles of both student and staff at Newman University. His current role is part-time ...

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Jets partner with Rocking M Media

By David Rung Newman Athletics has reached an agreement with Rocking M Media to be the official broadcast partner of the Jets, allowing the university’s brand to be broadcast across the state of Kansas for ...

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Jet Open: auction, prizes, golf and more

Newman University Athletics is preparing for its 33rd Annual Laurie Bell Memorial Jet Open Charity Golf Tournament. “The Jet Open is an annual golf tournament in its 33rd year to raise money for NU athletic scholarships and ...

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Maureen Rohleder attends Women’s Athletic Summit in Dallas

Associate Athletic Director Maureen “Mo” Rohleder recently planned and attended the first-ever Women’s Athletic Summit of the Heartland Conference SWA (Senior Woman Administrator), which took place in Dallas on June 6. Rohleder volunteered to be ...

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Newman Athletics prepares for 33rd Annual Laurie Bell Memorial Jet Open Charity Golf Tournament

Newman University Athletics is preparing for its 33rd Annual Laurie Bell Memorial Jet Open Charity Golf Tournament. The event will kick off on Aug. 6 at 5:30 p.m. with a pre-tournament event and auction that will ...

More than 1,000 runners participate in 2017 Wichita Gladiator Dash

On Saturday, June 10, some of Wichita’s fiercest runners braved the obstacle-filled 5K race known as the Gladiator Dash, which took place at Sedgwick County Park. The Wichita Gladiator Dash is sponsored by Red Bull, ...

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Wichita Gladiator Dash to take place Saturday, June 10

Lace up your tennis shoes, drink plenty of water and get your game face on — it’s time for runners to take on the 6th annual Wichita Gladiator Dash. The Wichita Gladiator Dash is an ...

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Two Newman University sports figures inducted into Wichita Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2017

The Wichita Sports Hall of Fame inducted two Newman University staff members into the Class of 2017 at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 29, 2017, at Hillside Christian Church. One was recently retired Men’s Basketball Head ...

Newman student-athletes receive honors for athletic, academic efforts

Student-athletes at Newman University have been recognized on the all-conference and all-region levels consistently over the course of each athletic season, but recognition on the national level is stretched sparingly. This season, however, at least six Newman University ...

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Student-athletes attend third annual Jetspys Awards Banquet

On Sunday, April 30, Newman student-athletes and the entire Newman Athletic Department gathered to celebrate the third annual Jetspys event in the Dugan-Gorges Conference center. ...