Monthly Archives: March 2017

Akyen fires Guerreros to inaugural win at Del Sol Park

Emmannuel Akyen knew Saturday was going to be a historic day and he has the social media post to prove it… Akyen, who played at the Dunn School in Los Olivos and Westmont College, cut in on his right foot and finished. more

Westmont Seniors’ Art Exhibit Employes Myriad Mediums

Fourteen graduating art majors will offer their capstone art projects, which span painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, performance and video, April 6-May 6 at the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art, 955 La Paz Road. more

Westmont’s Becky Collier Takes 2nd in Klein Heptathlon

Becky Collier claimed a second-place finish in the women’s outdoor heptathlon in the Jim Klein Combined Events. Collier tallied 4,839 points to record the fourth best point total of her career. Collier’s best event was the high jump, which she won by clearing 1.75 meters (5-8.75), just 0.03 meters below her personal and school record. more

Aysia Shellmire Named NAIA All-American for 2nd Straight Year

Westmont forward Aysia Shellmire has been named an NAIA Division I Women’s Basketball All-American for the second straight year, joining Krissy Karr and Tugce Cantinez as the only three Warriors to receive All-American recognition twice during their Westmont careers. more

Westmont’s Cory Blau Repeats as NAIA Basketball All-American

For the second year in a row, Westmont’s Cory Blau has been named NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball All-American. more

What Animals Teach Christians about Getting Along

The deadly marine wonder, the Portuguese man o’ war, resembles a jellyfish with its beautiful blue and purple ship-shaped bladder and impressive 30-foot stinging tentacles… According to Jeff Schloss, a biology professor at Westmont College and senior scholar at the BioLogos Foundation, neither view­­—all idyllic or all strife—does justice to the wonder of creation.  more

SBCC’s Andrea Mueller Sets Heptathlon Record

Andrea Mueller set a new SBCC record in the women’s heptathlon by scoring 4,382 points in the Jim Klein Combined Events at Westmont College. Mueller, a freshman from Erlenbach, Switzerland, took fourth place in a strong field that featured mostly athletes from four-year schools. more

LOCAL KIDS PERFORM COMMUNITY CONCERTS

Local children were featured performers in two free community concerts presented in February by the Santa Barbara Symphony Music Education Center and the Santa Barbara Unified School District at the Marjorie Luke Theatre and San Marcos High School Auditorium… In addition to the Santa Barbara Symphony, SBUSD, and the Incredible Children’s Art Network, funding partners include Westmont College, the Mosher Foundation, and the Santa Barbara Bowl Foundation, which also is assisting with instrument maintenance and repair. more

Westmont College Orchestra performs at prestigious concert hall

Mia Dortch felt a rush of adrenaline before she walked on stage, sat by her harp and looked out at a thousand or so audience members. She would always remember this moment, this place… She played with the 65-piece Westmont College Orchestra during the Capital Orchestra Festival on Presidents Day. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Cunningham to be feted at Final Four

Gary Cunningham, UCSB’s director of athletics from 1995 until 2008, will be honored along with Paul Westphal for their leadership, character and integrity on and off the court as winners of the 2017 Coach Wooden “Keys to Life” Award sponsored by Athletes in Action… The Santa Barbara Track Club, meanwhile, will play host to a youth (kindergarten through eighth grade) meet at Westmont College on Sunday beginning at 10 a.m . more

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