Athletics Honors Golden Eagle Winners

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The 22nd annual Golden Eagle Awards Dinner April 12 honored a dozen Westmont scholar-athletes who have exceled athletically and in the classroom while being a faithful follower of Christ. This year’s winners were Alberto Gastaldo, men’s track and field, Melissa McCormick, women’s track and field, Tommy Nightingale, men’s tennis, Sydney Striff, women’s volleyball, Nathan Evans,… [Continue Reading]

Top Scientist to Speak at Commencement

The 2015 Golden Warriors

Henry “Fritz” Schaefer III, one of the most distinguished physical scientists in the world, speaks at Westmont’s Commencement Saturday, May 7, at 9:30 a.m. on Carr Field. President Gayle D. Beebe presents the Westmont Medal to David and Anna Grotenhuis, in honor of their generosity and support of Westmont’s students and service to the Santa… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Men’s Polo Rides High to Nationals

2016 USPA Western Regional Intercollegiate Champions: Coach John Westley, Hank Uretz, Tony Uretz and Michael Esparza

The Westmont Men’s Polo Team beat Stanford 19-3 on March 20 at the Central Coast Polo Club in San Luis Obispo to earn the 2016 USPA Western Regional Intercollegiate Championship. The team now gallops into the USPA National Intercollegiate Championship at the University of Connecticut April 4-10. The Warriors won national titles in 2013 and… [Continue Reading]

Disc, Stick Golfers Tee Off for Charity

Alumnus Chris Atkinson '03 tosses a disc at Glen Annie

Golfers and disc golfers will have a unique opportunity to play together in the eighth annual Will’s Tourney on Monday, Feb. 22, at 11:30 a.m. at the Glen Annie Golf Club. A buffet dinner, raffle for a night’s stay at the Biltmore and dinner for two, and awards presentation will follow the tournament at 5:15… [Continue Reading]

Warrior Nic Swider Tames the Westmonster

Westmonster Champion Nic Swider

Nicholas Swider, a member of the Westmont cross country and track and field teams won the sixth annual Westmonster July 17, edging out three-time champion Ricky Ho by three seconds. Jihanna Allard of Norwich, England, was the top female finisher followed by Desa Marie Mandarino of Santa Barbara. Swider, an incoming sophomore at Westmont, graduated… [Continue Reading]

Racers Seek to Tame the Westmonster 5K

Bobby Olivera jumped out to an early lead at the 2014 Westmonster

The sixth annual Westmonster, dubbed Santa Barbara’s toughest 5K race, returns to the scenic Westmont campus Friday, July 17, at 6:15 p.m. The race is a family-friendly event and is open to everyone. An early registration fee of $35 is available through June 30, after which the registration fee increases to $40. High school and… [Continue Reading]

Youth Summer Sports Camps Underway

John Moore with daughters Jacqueline and Jessie in 2007

Westmont summer sports camps, a more than 25-year tradition in Montecito, began June 22 with sports skills camp, developing motor skills of co-ed campers from ages 5-10. Basketball camp, which also began this week, has been around nearly 40 years at Westmont. John Moore, men’s head basketball coach, recalls being an incoming senior at Westmont… [Continue Reading]

Washington Shines as SB Track Champs

Russell Smelley starts the boys 80m race

Athletes from seven local elementary schools competed in track-and-field events May 14 at the Westmont track. More than 250 students from Roosevelt, McKinley, Adams, Cleveland, Franklin, Monroe and Washington Elementary schools battled for local bragging rights, competing in about a dozen events. The annual Track and Field City Championships began two years ago under the… [Continue Reading]

Event Benefits Ugandan Mothers, Children

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Westmont hosts a 5K run/walk to benefit Save the Mothers, an organization working to improve the lives of women in Uganda, on Saturday, May 16, at 9 a.m. Registration, which costs $15 for students; $25 for adults (free kids fun run), begins at the Westmont track at 8:30 a.m. Registration is also available online at… [Continue Reading]

New Grads Urged to Make Commitments

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Commencement speaker David Brooks demonstrated his talent as a humorist while offering the class of 2015 advice about commitment, love and taking chances in their careers May 9 at Westmont. Brooks’ opening, witty monologue shone a ray of sunshine on an otherwise overcast day. Several thousand family and friends of the remained bundled up through… [Continue Reading]