Examining Chapel experience

The 300 students, staff, and faculty in attendance at the April 22 Presidential Chapel saw Carissa Lemos pluck the strings of her red Fender Telecaster as she led a gentle, rolling version of "How Great Thou Art," with her voice pleading as she sang, "I scarce can take it in." What they, and most of […]

Split squad earns victories

SPU track and field athletes competed at what head coach Karl Lerum called "one of the premier track meets in the world" last weekend, and the Falcons did not shy away from the stiff competition. The Mt. SAC Relays, held last Wednesday through Sunday in Los Angeles, Calif., brought together top collegiate and professional athletes. […]

Falcons hit provisional marks

The SPU track and field teams notched more names on the national provisional qualifying lists Saturday at the Vernacchia Invitational in Bellingham, including a pair of performances that even the athletes themselves did not expect. Junior Brian Cronrath ran his third consecutive personal record in the 1,500-meter run, winning with a provisional qualifying time of […]

Get to know…

Christie Chinaka <i>Year:</i> Junior <i>Team:</i> Gymnastics <i>Hometown:</i> Honolulu, Hawaii <i>Major:</i> Elementary Education and Family and Consumer Sciences <i>Career plans:</i> Teach elementary school, perhaps with Teach for America, a program that places teachers in underprivileged schools <i>Favorite SPU professor:</i> Dr. Rod Stiling <i>Favorite gymnastics memory:</i> Playing "balance beam" with her sister <i>Favorite gymnastics events:</i> Bars and […]

Falcons sent home early

The SPU men’s basketball team took an early departure from the postseason this year after coming into the season surrounded by high expectations. The Antelopes of Grand Canyon University (GCU) handed the Falcons their worst playoff loss in 10 years by a score of 87-65 on March 9 at the West Regional in Arcata, Calif. […]

Falcons set conference records

A bumper crop of newcomers is leading the charge for the SPU track and field teams, as the women look to reap another conference title and the men try to improve their conference standing. Toward that effort, three women broke conference records in Los Angeles at the Trojan Invitational on March 24. Freshman NyEma Sims […]

Bremerman racks up the accolades

Senior Dustin Bremerman will leave the SPU men’s basketball program as one of the most decorated players in school history. Having been named conference player of the year, Bremerman was then selected to the all-region first team for the West Region. He was then chosen to represent the West in the Division II All-Star Game, […]

SPU scholar-athletes awarded

Ten SPU basketball players, three men and seven women, were announced last Wednesday as Great Northwest Athletic Conference all-academic selections, the most for any school in the conference. To be eligible, the athletes must have a grade point average of at least 3.2 and be in at least their second year of competition at their […]