The College of Idaho enjoyed a stellar showing at the recent College Sports Information Directors of America national convention at Marriott Orlando World Center, racking up nine Top-10 finishes in the 2014-15 NAIA-Sports Information Directors Association Publications and Media Contest.
The C of I Athletics Communications team of Mike Safford and Tyler Thurston along with Marketing and Communications staffers Jordan Rodriguez and Randall Post and student writer Clayton Gefre combined to earn awards in writing, video, website and social media categories.
College of Idaho volleyball player Randi Sturtz is one of 12 student-athletes selected to participate in the NAIA-Red Cross Collegiate Leadership Program, taking place the over the next two weeks.
The program is intended to exemplify core values of the NAIA “Champions of Character” program; inspire a new generation of Red Cross volunteers and leaders; promote diversity on Red Cross Blood Region boards of directors; foster leadership opportunities; champion a philanthropic cause; and impact local communities.
Nichole DeGrange swept the sprint events and helped The College of Idaho set a new meet record with a dominating performance in the 4x400-meter relay as the Yotes won their third-straight Cascade Conference Championships title May 9 at Raider Stadium in Ashland, Ore.
The Yotes finished the 21-event meet with 180 points, well ahead of second-place Concordia (153) and third-place Eastern Oregon (106). For his efforts, C of I head coach Pat McCurry was named CCC Coach of the Year.
It has been a year of unprecedented achievement for Coach Matt Gier and The College of Idaho men’s lacrosse team.
After the most successful regular season in program history, the Yotes (8-3) found themselves in their first-ever Pacific Northwest Collegiate Lacrosse League Tournament game last Saturday. The Yotes were victorious, knocking off Puget Sound 16-6 to reach this weekend’s tournament semifinals. Junior attacker Ian Williams and sophomore Dillon Green each tossed in five goals to lead the Yotes, who take a three-game winning streak into the final weekend of the season.
College of Idaho head men’s basketball coach Scott Garson has been named the recipient of the 2015 Red Auerbach College Coach of the Year Award.
The Red Auerbach Award is given annually to the nation’s top Jewish college coach, as voted on by the members of the Jewish Coaches Association. Garson was honored April 4 at the JCA’s annual breakfast prior to the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball national semifinals.
The College of Idaho will host a dedication ceremony for Wolfe Field Baseball Stadium at 2:45 p.m. Friday, April 3, before the C of I baseball game versus Lewis-Clark State. C of I President Marv Henberg, Caldwell Mayor Garret Nancolas, and C of I trustee and donor Graye Wolfe will dedicate the stadium and throw out the first pitches in front of more than 1,000 newly installed, individual chair backed seats now present at Wolfe Field, located on Linden Street north of Cleveland Boulevard in Caldwell.
College of Idaho freshman Caroline Sanden Gustafsson won a national championship and was named the Northwest Collegiate Ski Conference Skier of the Year—not bad for someone who first set foot on the C of I campus in January.
Sanden Gustafsson wanted to go to a school where she could ski and receive a top-notch education. And it’s been so far, so good for the Orebro, Sweden native.
Senior guard Demetrius Perkins poured in 32 points to lead four College of Idaho players in double figures as the Yotes steamrolled Cardinal Stritch, 99-80, in the second round of the NAIA National Tournament on Friday night in Point Lookout, Missouri.
Marko Kovacevic had 17 points and eight rebounds, Sydney Donaldson added 15 points and Marck Coffin chipped in 10 points for the No. 4-seeded Yotes (30-5), who pulled away for the win by scoring 60 second-half points.
Five players scored in double figures and The College of Idaho men’s basketball team held off a late rally to survive and advance in its first-round game at the NAIA National Tournament.
Josh Wilson, Joe Vaz and Marko Kovacevic each scored 11 points, while Demetrius Perkins and Joey Nebeker added 10 points apiece as the No. 4-seeded Yotes (29-5) edged Dakota State 65-64 on Wednesday afternoon at Keeter Gymnasium in Point Lookout, Missouri.