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Leopards head to NCAA track and field championships

Krista Franceschini Staff Writer The La Verne men’s track and field team finished its season strong, taking third place in the Southern California Inter­collegiate Athletic Conference Championships with 100 points, 66 points behind first place Redlands. The women’s team came in fifth place with 63 points. Junior sprinter Marcus Fortugno not only claimed first place in the 200 and 400-meter dash,... 

La Verne golfers take their talents to North Carolina

Cheryl Regan Staff Writer On April 25 the golf team won the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Confer­ence Championships for the fifth year in a row. By winning the championship, they got an automatic bid for the NCAA Champ­ionships being held Tuesday through Friday at Grandover Resort in Greensboro, N.C. “Obviously I am happy how the season turned out,” head coach Eric Riehle said.... 
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BYU has right to uphold rules

Division I athletes usually get away with anything and everything, just as long as they continue to dominate on the court or on the field and bring in revenue for their university. Usually schools have codes of conduct that the athletes have to abide by and if they do not they have to suffer the consequences, unless the athletic director and school president choose to turn the other cheek. Garrett... 

Cross country finishes 7th in West Regionals

Justin Davis-Battle Staff Writer Finishing strong was exactly what the men’s cross country team did a few weeks ago as they were able to finish in seventh place at the NCAA Division III West Regional Championship held at Bush’s Pasture Park in Salem, Ore. The squad finished with a total of 202 with a team total of 2:15:12.86, and an average of 27:02.58. Williamette (63) was able to come ahead of... 

SCIAC softball champs ousted at Regionals

Pui Lok Choi Staff Writer After winning the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference tournament, the University of La Verne softball team fell short in its third straight NCAA Regionals appearance on Friday after being shutout, 1-0, in the first game by Louisiana College and losing in eight innings to Texas-Tyler, 11-8, in the second game. “We had a lot of ups and downs but we were... 

SCIAC champs place 8th at NCAAs

Pui Lok Choi Staff Writer With a first round score of 317, a 299 second round and 292 third round, the Leopards finished the NCAA Men’s Division III National Championships in 8th place with a total score of 908. According to golfstat.com, the Leopards were ranked No. 10 in the latest Division III poll prior to the start of the tournament. After winning the 2010 Southern California Intercol­legiate... 
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Commentary: Division III athletes thrive without glamor

Pui Lok Choi Staff Writer In NCAA Division III, there is no spotlight and no glamor. There is no highly touted basketball player going into next year’s draft, no NCAA Final Four, no coach Pat Summit leading the women Volunteers with more than 1,000 career victories, no race for the Heisman, no home of the 12th man and no media circus. However, there is the same hard work, dedication, academics and... 
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