Monthly Archives: April 2014

Bush’s 2 blasts power Westmont

Fresh off the heels of an important three-game sweep of Concordia last weekend, the Westmont baseball team continued to make use of their proverbial broom by taking both games of its Golden State Athletic Conference doubleheader with Arizona Christian 14-4 and 9-0 (in a scheduled seven-inning game) at Russ Carr Field on Thursday. Alex Bush belted two home runs, drove in four runs and was 6 for 7 at the plate to support solid starting pitching by Russell Harmening and Torin Shaikh, as the red-hot Warriors captured their fourth and fifth consecutive wins to make it 12 victories in the last 14 contests. more

Braves trio to participate in girls all-star game

UCLA’s Tatum Souza had a very good meet, competing against elite-level and Olympic athletes in the women’s heptathlon at the Sam Adams Invitational at Westmont College in Santa Barbara last week. more

20 years of honoring innovation: South Coast Business & Technology honorees announced

The dinner regularly draws more than 600 leaders from the civic, nonprofit and business worlds each year. Organized by the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara, this year’s event is expected to raise more than $130,000 for scholarships that will be awarded to students who are working toward business or technology degrees at UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara City College, and Westmont College. Over the years, the dinner has raised nearly $1.5 million in scholarships for 600 students. more

COLLIER-LAKEMAN, Susanne Elizabeth

Susanne began her career as a ballerina studying with Maria Kedrina. She made her stage debut at the Lobero Theater at the age of 4 in the children’s Parpignol Chorus of the Santa Barbara Civic Opera Association production of La Boheme. She continued her ballet training with Ernestina Fenzi, Tamara Usher (Kinsell) and at the Hanlin Studios. She was a principal dancer with the Santa Barbara Ballet Theater performing such roles as Queen of the Wilis in Giselle and the Lilac Fairy in Sleeping Beauty both at the Lobero and on tour. Concurrent with her ballet career, she studied the piano with Lloyd Browning and took part a summer class taught by Reginald Stewart at the Music Academy of the West.

She was educated at the Howard School, Laguna Blanca School and graduated from Westmont College in 1980 with a double major in English Literature and Ballet. more

Westmont’s Barnard receives NAIA honor

Westmont’s Joshua Barnard was named the NAIA Men’s Tennis Player of the Week. He is the first Warrior to receive the honor.

Joshua Barnard is Westmont’s first NAIA Men’s National Tennis Player of the Week.

The junior was selected based on his performances from March 31-April 6 and was chosen from a pool of over 25 nominees.

Barnard aided fifth-ranked Westmont (12-5, 7-2 GSAC) to a flawless 3-0 streak with an untarnished 6-0 record in doubles and singles play combined. The Warriors claimed their three matches 8-1, 7-2, and 9-0. more

Framers and Painters: Christian Theology among Academic Disciplines

Dr. Work is a professor of theology at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California. Author of three books and dozens of scholarly and popular articles, he received the Christianity Today Book Award for his 2007 book,Ain’t Too Proud to Beg: Living Through the Lord’s Prayer. A self-professed Pentecostal, Dr. Work’s interests range from evangelicals to icons, ecumenical dialogue, and especially Scripture. One of his current works in progress is on The Bible for Evangelical Renewal. more

CBB: Westmont sweeps Arizona Christian

Westmont Baseball extended its winning streak to five games by sweeping Arizona Christian in a Golden State Athletic Conference doubleheader on Thursday afternoon at Russ Carr Field. Westmont took the first game 14-4 and then shut out the Firestorm 9-0 in the seven-inning second game. more

POLO | Men to Compete in USPA National Championships

After achieving the program’s 20th regional title last week when it beat Skidmore College in its last match, the men’s team remains in good spirits and is ready to take on its opponents at Nationals. The team will start off the National Championships facing Westmont College on Thursday. The winner of the match will play against SMU or Virginia, depending on who wins, the April 12 championship game. more

CBB: Westmont sweeps Arizona Christian

Westmont Baseball extended its winning streak to five games by sweeping Arizona Christian in a Golden State Athletic Conference doubleheader on Thursday afternoon at Russ Carr Field. Westmont took the first game 14-4 and then shut out the Firestorm 9-0 in the seven-inning second game. more

UCSB Baseball Plays Hard Ball

WORLD’S GREATEST: Westmont College’s track-and-field facility has become a spring-training oasis for Olympic athletes, most notably decathlon champion Ashton Eaton. There will be a high-powered coaching clinic there Sunday, April 13, conducted by Eaton’s coach, Harry Marra, and sprinting guru Tom Tellez, known for his work with Carl Lewis. Josh Priester of the Santa Barbara Track Club will lead a clinic for high school and middle school athletes. more