Category: Athletics

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

Gonzalez named Heartland Conference Player of Year, Newman collect postseason honors

The Newman University volleyball  team, which has broken three university records this season, garnered several postseason conference and all-region honors. Senior middle hitter Ashley Gonzalez, senior setter Alexus Litts and sophomore outside hitter Emily Harvey ...

Volleyball team heads to Heartland Conference Tournament

The Newman University Volleyball Team, with a record-setting regular season of 25-8, left early the morning of Nov. 19 on its way to the Heartland Conference Tournament in Fort Smith, Ark. The team, holding the No. ...

Newman University Jets are perfect, still have work ahead

The opening week of the 2015-16 season could not have gone any better for Head Coach Mark Potter and the Newman Jets Men’s Basketball Team. After two victories last weekend in the Oklahoma Christian Classic in ...

Newman Women’s Basketball team has high energy for upcoming season

Basketball season is fast approaching and the Newman Lady Jet’s are eagerly awaiting the onset of a new season. The Lady Jet’s, who have only five returning players out of a roster of 14, adapted ...

Make-A-Wish Fun Run hits home for Newman Administrator

Wichita, KS – Newman’s Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is pairing with the Wichita chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation to put on a Halloween 5K Fun Run/Walk that will raise money to grant the “Wishes” ...

DI players join Newman basketball family

The Newman University Men’s Basketball Team has added three NCAA Division I transfers with ties to Wichita to their 2015-16 roster. This year, Head Men’s Basketball Coach Mark Potter recruited junior University of Montana guard ...

Pink-Out tailgate, volleyball game raise awareness

The Newman University Volleyball Team holds an annual pink-out game every October in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This year’s game will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, against the University of ...

ALCS brings rivalry out in the Newman Baseball Team

The American League Championship Series is well under way this week as most Major League Baseball fans, and especially Royals fans, know. For the folks who don’t follow sports too closely, here’s the recap: The ALCS is ...

Game ball helps Newman soccer player pop the question

Newman University senior and soccer player Kevin Crafton found a unique way to propose to his girlfriend Rachael Schoonover on Saturday, Oct. 17 before the men’s game against Texas-Permian Basin. Crafton set up a fake ...

Newman sports update: VB streak at 12, Hoops teams get no respect

Fall Sports Update: Jets volleyball hits the road sporting a 12-game winning streak. Newman plays at Oklahoma Panhandle State Oct. 8.  Earlier in the week, senior Ashley Gonzalez earned her fourth straight Heartland Volleyball Player of ...

Jets volleyball turns up the heat with 10 straight wins

On Monday, Sept. 28, the Newman University Jets Volleyball Team defeated Bethel College in a 3-1 victory, bringing the number of straight wins to 10. Jets Volleyball is now ranked second in the Heartland Conference, ...

Winning! Newman volleyball team looks to build on six-game streak

The Newman University volleyball team, under first-year coach Destiny Clark, finally gets to spend some time at home. The Jets begin a six-game home stand as they play host to St. Edward’s at 7 p.m. Thursday, ...

Newman University student dies in motorcycle accident

Early this morning, Thursday, Sept. 3, Newman University senior Reece Wright-Conklin died in a motorcycle accident. The 21-year-old member of the Newman Wrestling Team was on his way to a part-time job at PetSmart when ...

Shella Augspurger – 2015 Staff Excellence Award recipient

Every year the Newman University Staff Assembly presents the Staff Excellence Award to acknowledge a staff member’s self-sacrificing hard work and dedication toward the Newman University Mission. The awardee is nominated by Newman University staff and ...

Newman University set to start triathlon program in 2016

Newman University will soon be the first school in Kansas to have a triathlon team. A triathlon program is set to start in the fall of the 2016-2017 academic year. Newman officials are now putting plans into place in order ...

UK tennis player uses YouTube video to find a college

The Newman University tennis team recently signed Vanessa Brill from the United Kingdom – after watching a video Brill posted on YouTube highlighting her tennis skills. Brill will attend Newman beginning in the 2015/2016 academic school year. Brill caught ...

31st Annual Jet Open draws 212 golfers

The 31st Annual Laurie Bell Memorial Jet Open Charity Golf Tournament was a big success by anyone’s standards, drawing 212 golfers and raising approximately $100,000 to support Newman University Athletics. The event began with a pre-party on ...

Newman University sustains storm damage

Overnight storms caused an estimated $35,000 in damages to outdoor athletic facilities and trees on the campus of Newman University on Aug. 10. The university’s softball facility sustained the most destruction. The roof of the ...

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31st Annual Jet Open Golf Tournament set for Aug. 1, 3

Newman University will host the 31st Annual Laurie Bell Memorial Jet Open Charity Golf Tournament Aug. 1 and 3. The golf tournament is designed to raise funds for the Athletic Department, and gives Newman supporters ...

Newman incoming freshmen students to play basketball in Euro Championships

Melanie George and Parris Wilkinson, two incoming freshmen students who will play for the Newman Women’s Basketball Team, recently made the final 12 roster for the England U18 National Team that is to play in the ...

Young students learn about basketball, life at Mark Potter Day Camp

On Monday June 15, 2015, Newman Men’s Basketball Head Coach Mark Potter held the first day of his annual Mark Potter Day Camp. Children from Wichita and surrounding areas came to Fugate Gymnasium at Newman University ...

International media covers Newman University athletics

Newman University athletics is getting some international exposure. Jets sports are receiving some “love” from media outlets located around the world, as a current coach and a former player have appeared recently on television in Canada and ...

How to survive the June 6 Wichita Gladiator Dash

More than 1,250 people have signed up for this year’s Wichita Gladiator Dash. The event will begin at 11 a.m., June 6 at Sedgwick County Park. Although the turnout is already massive, slots are still open for ...

Newman University shortstop named Academic All-American

Newman University senior shortstop Jarrod Flax was named to the 2015 Capital One Academic All-America Division II Baseball team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on Wednesday, June. Flax was ...

Newman University summer basketball camps offered in June

The Newman men’s and women’s basketball teams have announced summer camps for the month of June. The Mark Potter Day Camp will take place June 15-17, and the Newman Team Camp takes place June 19-21. ...

Newman University names new volleyball coach

Destiny Clark has been named the head volleyball coach at Newman University, Athletic Director Vic Trilli announced. Clark has spent the last two seasons as the head coach at Wichita Collegiate High School. “Destiny Clark ...

Competitors prepare for 4th Annual Wichita Gladiator Dash on June 6

With just under 950 registrants already signed up, it looks like it will be another promising year for the Wichita Gladiator Dash. The June 6 event will once again be held at Sedgwick County Park and will feature ...

Women’s Tennis Jets soar into national rankings

The Newman University Women’s Tennis Team is currently undefeated, 11-0 overall, and is ranked nationally for the first time in NCAA Division II history. ...

Newman wrestler advances to nationals

Newman University wrestler Dustin Reed is headed to the NCAA Division II National Tournament, March 13-14 in St. Louis, Mo. ...

NU: Heartland Conference’s hottest team comes up just short

Even though it did not end the way Jet supporters had hoped, it was a season to remember. The Newman University Men’s Basketball Team battled to the very end, but came up a few points ...