Recent Press

Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table Inducts Six Members to Hall of Fame

Six members of the local athletic community were inducted into the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table Hall of Fame on Monday night in a ceremony at La Cumbre Country Club…  After three years at Westmont, Jimenez transferred to San Diego State, where he helped the Aztecs upset UCLA in the national semifinals in 1987. more

Laguna Students to Celebrate Life of Late Soccer Coach

Laguna Blanca students have organized a Benefit Soccer Tournament and Celebration of Life for beloved Laguna Soccer Coach Davies Kabogoza, who died on April 29 after he disappeared while stand-up paddle boarding at the Santa Barbara Harbor… He played for Westmont College, where he graduated last year with a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology.  more

Schroeder wins new kinds of medals

Grant Schroeder grew up in a family pure of mettle and rich in medals. Dad won swimming gold at both the 1984 and 1988 Olympic Games. … “What I really wanted to do when I was young was go to Westmont College and play basketball for coach John Moore and coach Jeff Azain,” he said. “That was a huge goal of mine, playing for them … and then even going on to the NBA. more

Bill Macfadyen: 3 Survivors with a Harrowing Tale About All That’s Left After Helicopter Crash

There wasn’t much left of a Santa Barbara tour helicopter that crashed and burned May 5 at La Cumbre Country Club in Hope Ranch. Somehow, the pilot and his two passengers survived, and, boy, will they have a tale to tell… Conrad, who is from Hermosa Beach, is a 2016 graduate of Westmont College and a former first baseman on the Warriors’ baseball team. Crosby, from Manhattan Beach, was a defensive specialist on Westmont’s powerhouse women’s volleyball team, which went undefeated in the 2016 regular season and won the Golden State Athletic Conference championship before falling in the NAIA tournament quarterfinals. more


Washington School finished ahead of seven other Santa Barbara elementary schools on Monday at a local track and field meet held at the Westmont College track. More than 200 students from Roosevelt, McKinley, Adams, Cleveland, Franklin, Monroe, Harding and Washington elementary schools competed in a dozen events. more

Car-Sharing Company Zipcar Debuts 10 Vehicles in Santa Barbara as Bike Lane Work Begins

Car-sharing company Zipcar has made its way to Santa Barbara… UC Santa Barbara, Westmont College and Santa Barbara City College have already been offering their own Zipcar programs. more

COLLEGE NOTEBOOK: Westmont’s Moore chosen to USA staff

Westmont College coach Kirsten Moore, who has developed the Warriors into one of the top women’s basketball programs in the NAIA, has been chosen as an at-large representative for the USA Women’s Development National Team Committee. more

Washington School Wins SB Unified School District Track & Field Meet

More than 200 students from eight local elementary schools competed at the fifth annual All-Santa Barbara Unified School District Elementary Schools Track & Field Meet at the Westmont track on Tuesday… Westmont track and field athletes, who are competing at the Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track and Field National Championships in Gulf Shores, Ala., May 25-27, timed and measured the events.  more

Westmont Graduates, Pilot Recovering After Hope Ranch Helicopter Crash

The pilot and two passengers of a tour helicopter that crashed in Hope Ranch on Friday are recovering from the ordeal after being taken to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital… The two Westmont alumni traveling with him, Courtney Crosby and Turner Conrad, were listed in fair condition. more

Westmont sends off Class of 2017

Even at an early May graduation ceremony in normally sunny Santa Barbara, a little rain is going to come sometimes.

So it came to pass Saturday morning at Westmont College held its annual commencement on its vast track field.

Somehow, the weather conditions at the respected 79-year-old Christian college in Montecito seemed to intensify the dedication to the occasion and the pomp, circumstance and due respect from those involved, as the precipitation morphed from mist to actual rain and back. more

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