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Westmont hits the road

With yet another consecutive GSAC win under both their belts, the Westmont men’s and women’s basketball teams will look to continue their winning ways on the road against Biola University today. The Eagle men’s team (11-4, 2-3) only lost two players from last year and the acquisition of sophomore transfer Nate Rakestraw from the University of Arkansas has chartered a more explosive offense and a dominant defense. Westmont guard Dan Rasp has proven time and time again that he is the go-to guy and last weeks game against The Master’s was a showing of just that, as he busted out with 29 points to earn Conference Player of the Week honors for the second straight week. more

Athletic Director position changes hands at Westmont

A former Westmont basketball player, a successful businessman and a longtime Warrior supporter has joined the team as the college’s new athletic director. President Gayle D. Beebe announced the appointment of alumnus Dave Odell to this position today. “We’re thrilled that Dave will become even more involved with Westmont athletics,” Beebe said. “His leadership, commitment to success and dedication to the Warriors bring the qualities required to continue our winning tradition. The college will benefit greatly from his intelligence, business acumen and love for Westmont.” more

IN BRIEF : Westmont to hold panel on Einstein

A panel of three professors at Westmont College will host a discussion of Walter Isaacson’s best-selling book “Einstein: His Life and Universe” on Jan. 29. The panel, which will feature professors Warren Rogers, Patti Hunter and Jim Taylor, will serve as a preview to Mr. Isaacson’s scheduled address at Westmont’s fourth annual President’s Breakfast on Feb. 6. more

New carnival royalty announced

The 50th annual Whitefish Winter Carnival is off and running with the crowning of the first round of royalty. Janet McIntyre was named Duchess of Lark at the annual Merry Maker gathering on Saturday night. After graduating from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, Calif., with a teaching credential, she began a 15-year career as a flight attendant. more

IN BRIEF : Westmont board trustee named

Westmont College announced that Joe Rehfeld, a resident of Clyde Hill, Wash., and Los Angeles, has been named to the college’s board of trustees. Mr. Rehfeld brings 20 years of high-tech experience in business development, marketing and corporate development and finance to the post. He also has about 20 years experience in philanthropic and charitable work in education, easing poverty and micro-enterprise development, according to a release from the college. more

JAUCHEN, Joanna C.

On January 1, Joanna Cochran Jauchen passed into the presence of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ…That spiritual relationship became the driving force in her life, in her marriage to Herb Jauchen, and in her family of five children…In 1961, when Herb became vice-president of development at Westmont College, Joanna quickly became known to the women of Santa Barbara for her practical and life-giving Bible studies. more

Rage next to take crack at Chico pro basketball

Pascual Padilla enjoyed his experience as an assistant coach with the now-defunct Chico Force of the International Basketball League so much, he’s started up another professional team. Modesto’s Chris Gonzales (6-3) went to Westmont College and was a starting small forward with the Force and in Mexico. Orland’s Brian Erickson (6-4) will also play small forward after stints at Shasta College and Chico State. more

High-Tech Business Development Specialist Joins Westmont Board

Joe Rehfeld, who has 20 years of high-tech experience in business development, marketing and corporate development and finance, has joined the Westmont College Board of Trustees, which oversees the school’s operations. A resident of Los Angeles and of Clyde Hill, Wash., Rehfeld also has about 20 years of philanthropic and charitable work in education, the alleviation of poverty and micro-enterprise development. more

Coming Up Big : Westmont men stay on a roll to win seventh straight

When Cal Baptist received the No. 1 NAIA ranking in the nation, the Lancers became the hunted rather than the hunters. Two consecutive GSAC losses later, Cal Baptist’s weaknesses were exposed, and the now 20th-ranked Lancers had a chink in their armor. Unranked Westmont looked to expose Cal Baptist’s weaknesses further Tuesday night, and did so with a 74-68 win at Kammerer Court. more

Todd Rogers, the Great of 2008

Santa Barbara’s Sportsperson of the Year, by a unanimous vote in my poll of one, is Todd Rogers, the winner of 15 beach volleyball tournaments in 2008, including the big one: the Beijing Olympic Games. The most heartwarming story was Westmont College’s 2-0 upset of Azusa Pacific in the conference soccer championship, four days after Warriors coach Dave Wolf and several players lost their homes in the Tea Fire. more

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