Category: Athletics

Family Weekend Newman University
Students invite families to participate in Family Weekend

This past weekend marked the annual Family Weekend, a chance for Newman students to invite their families to visit, partake in events both on and off campus and receive a little taste of the Newman ...

Newman University men's bowling team
Men’s bowling team strikes big win at MidStates Championship

The Newman University Men’s Bowling Team won the MidStates Championship at Northrock Lanes in Wichita during the weekend of Oct. 8-9. It was the first time ever for the Newman team to win the tournament, ...

triathlon team
Triathlon team races into first year

Triathlon is a sport at Newman University this year. Coach Jeff Lovgren comes to Newman with years of experience in the sport. Lovgren, along with Coach Heidi Coble, are leading the first institution-sponsored college triathlon program in Kansas. According ...

Newman University Volleyball Team
First volleyball conference match at home

The Newman women’s volleyball team will have their first conference match at home against St. Edwards on Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. With an overall score of 12-5 and a conference score of 1-1, coach ...

Newman students find dream golf house

There is great camaraderie among all of the Newman athletic teams, but one team in particular is a little closer than the others… literally closer. Last year the members of the men’s golf team decided ...

Newman Men's Soccer Team
Soccer team unites players from around the world

In most countries, soccer is not called soccer. In fact, it is mostly known as ‘football’ around the world. Many of the players on the Newman men’s soccer team are from countries where they’ve grown up ...

Women’s volleyball team sets NCAA Division II record

This past weekend, Friday, Sept. 9, the Newman women’s volleyball team played at the New Victorian Inn and Suites/Runza Fall Classic against Black Hills State in Kearney, Neb. What makes this game important is that ...

SAAC at Newman University aims to do more fundraising this year

Newman University, like many universities, has a Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) to represent the school and its student-athletes — but they want to make sure everyone on campus plays a part, not just the athletes. That’s ...

Newman University Athletics
Upcoming athletic events for Newman University

Newman University NCAA Division II sports is going into its ninth year. According to David Rung, Newman sports information director, the past 2015-2016 season was the athletics division’s most successful year yet, and they’re hoping ...

Rain, weather could not hold back the 2016 Jet Open

The 32nd Laurie Bell Memorial Jet Open Charity Golf Tournament and Silent Auction took place on Sunday and Monday, Aug. 7, 8, respectively. Sunday night’s Kickoff Party and auction were as successful as ever. Big prizes ...

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2016 Jet Open to raise money for athletics scholarships

Newman University will host the 32nd Annual Laurie Bell Memorial Jet Open Charity Golf Tournament Aug. 7 and 8. The golf tournament is designed to raise funds for the Athletic Department, and gives Newman supporters ...

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Newman alumnus Florian Temengil makes his second trip to the Olympics

Newman University alumnus Florian Skilang Temengil is headed to the Olympic Games for the second time. Temengil graduated from Newman in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Sonography. While at Newman, Temengil competed in ...

Gladiator Dash
5th annual Wichita Gladiator Dash benefits Newman Athletics

Competitors on the reality television show “Survivor” have nothing on the nearly 1,400 people who braved the heat and challenging obstacle course June 11 for the 5th annual Wichita Gladiator Dash at Sedgwick County Park. The ...

Tyler Bugner Newman University
Tyler Bugner is going places – Colorado to be exact

When asked who inspires him most in life, Tyler Bugner simply responded, “My parents. They’ve been my biggest mentors and have taught me everything, to work hard in life.” ...

Jetspy Awards
Second annual Jetspy Awards celebrate Newman University athletics

Every student-athlete at Newman University, along with the entire Athletic Department, celebrated the second annual Jetspy awards Monday, May 2 in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center. The Jetspy awards banquet, a play on ESPN’s Espy awards, ...

Newman University Women's Bowling
Newman University women’s bowling team closes season at Nationals

Newman University women’s bowling team recently ended its season with its 11th straight appearance at the national tournament. The squad completed 24 baker games and collected 4,892 pins to earn an eighth seed going into ...

Newman University women bowlers competing in nationals at Northrock Lanes

The Newman University Women’s Bowling Team is hoping “home cooking” will help them make a successful run during the Intercollegiate Team Championships April 21-23 at Wichita’s Northrock Lanes. This is the 11th time the Jets have qualified for ...

Newman University athletics week in review

Newman University softball wrapped up a long home stand Tuesday with a doubleheader against Northeastern State University. The Lady Jets, 12-25 on the season, notched five wins during the home stretch, bringing their home record ...

Newman wrestler earns school’s first DII All-American individual honor

The 2016 National Wrestling Championships in Sioux Falls, S.D., did not start out as planned for Newman University junior Dustin Reed. But the Newman wrestler ended up accomplishing something no other Newman student-athlete has in ...

Newman bowlers will compete at nationals in own backyard

After traveling nearly 1,200 miles to compete in the qualifying tournament, members of the Newman University Women’s Bowling Team will venture just 14 miles from campus next month to battle in the 2016 USBC Intercollegiate National ...

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Judo classes take off at Newman University

Athletic Director Vic Trilli recently informed the Newman University community that Judoka classes, instructed by Greg Gideon, on campus are taking off. ...

Newman men rally for first postseason win since 2005

A big second half lifted the Newman men’s basketball team to its first-ever postseason victory as members of the Heartland Conference, beating second-seeded Lubbock Christian 81-79 in the league quarterfinals March 4 at the Union Multipurpose Activity Center. ...

Homecoming Week 2016
Jets fight for win at Heartland Conference Tournament

Newman University basketball hit the road Wednesday, March 2, and headed to Tulsa, to compete in the 2016 Heartland Conference Tournament. The men’s basketball team, 16-12 on the season and 9-11 in conference, took on No. 2 seed ...

2016 Homecoming Week a success

With the arrival of March and the beginning of Spring just around the corner, Newman University’s Winter Homecoming is officially over. The weeks leading up to Homecoming Week in early February were sprinkled with events ...

Confident Newman baseball team off to fast start

With a nine-game winning streak, a video highlight (of second baseman Jacob Hamerle making a sliding catch into a wall) that has gone “national” and a ton of confidence on the diamond, the start of the ...

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Spring ’16 sports preview at Newman University

The end of basketball season is quickly approaching, and the Newman University Jets’ baseball, softball, tennis and golf teams are warming up for spring. Baseball The Jets baseball team, which is off to a 6-2 ...

2016 Winter Homecoming Court announced

Newman University is gearing up for the 2016 Winter Homecoming basketball games. Many organizations on campus are planning events and other activities to help celebrate the week. In keeping with tradition, the Student Life Department is ...

Junior Dustin Reed
Reed chosen as MIAA Wrestler of the Year

Newman University junior Dustin Reed was chosen as the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association’s Wrestler of the Year during the MIAA Tournament Feb. 14. Reed, who won the 125-pound title, is on a 19-match winning streak. He ...

Sports medicine helps injured Jets get back to playing condition

Newman University Athletics compete at the NCAA Division II level, which requires talented coaches, disciplined athletes and a driven athletic department. However, there is one aspect of collegiate athletics that tends to get overlooked: sports ...

Heartland Conference Tournament to take best eight teams

The Heartland Conference basketball tournament received a bit of a makeover this year. The tournament, March 4-6, will be expanded from four teams to eight and will be held at an off-campus, neutral location for ...

New women’s soccer coach joins Jets

The new women’s soccer head coach at Newman University is Aaron Avila, former men and women’s head coach at Barton Community College. Athletic Director Vic Trilli announced the selection of Avila Jan. 21. Avila, who ...

Former Newman basketball player from Europe now coaching women’s team

A little over a decade ago, Elhad Emerllahu came to America from worn-torn Kosovo. At the time he was 9 years old with little knowledge of the American culture, English language, and even basketball. Elhad recently ...

Triathlon coaches hired, preparing program

Jeff Lovgren and Heidi Coble have joined the Jets as coaches for the Newman University new triathlon program, which is set to start in the fall of this year. The decision to start a triathlon program began with ...

Former baseball coach joins Wichita Wingnuts

Former baseball coach and Newman University legend Paul Sanagorski will join the Wichita Wingnuts as their third hitting coach since the team launched in 2008. Sanagorski came to Newman University in 1978 and developed the baseball program. ...

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Newman University puts 148 on Heartland Academic Honor Roll

Newman University earns its eighth Heartland Conference GPA title with 148 student-athletes being named to the conference honor roll – more than 50 percent of the student-athletes enrolled during the Fall 2015 semester. Read the complete list ...

Newman University Baseball
Newman University Hall of Fame inductee’s future in fitness

Newman University Athletics Hall of Fame inductee (2013) Chris Clawson left his mark on the baseball record book in his three seasons at Newman University (1982-1984). Now, he’s leaving his mark on the world of ...

Junior Dustin Reed
Newman wrestlers excel, honor Reece Wright-Conklin

The Newman University annual invitational wrestling tournament traditionally attracts some of the top collegiate programs from the region. This year the Jets made their best showing in the history of the event, winning two individual ...

Newman Wrestling team hosts tournament, honors Reece Wright-Conklin

Newman University will host its sixth annual Jet Invitational Dec. 13. During the tournament the Newman Wrestling Team and Newman Athletic Department will honor Reece Wright-Conklin, the senior team member who died Sept. 3 after suffering ...

New Sports Information Director David Rung begins duties at Newman

Newman University has hired a new sports information director, David Rung. Rung is replacing the  former Newman SID, Tim Hanson, who held the position for four years. Hanson left Newman to accept the SID position ...

Women’s Basketball soars past York College

The Lady Jets are 3-1 on the season after defeating York College on Saturday, Nov. 21, 78-43. The Lady Jets won handily over York, shooting 29-of-72 from the field and 15-of-18 from the free throw ...