Westmont sports information director Ron Smith announced that Moore is receiving the Pat Summitt Courage Award. The award is named for the legendary Tennessee women’s basketball coach, who three years ago was diagnosed with early-onset dementia.
In May of 2012, Moore’s husband, Alex, died unexpectedly from a pulmonary embolism after a surgery for Crohn’s disease. Seven weeks after his death, she gave birth to their first child, Alexis. Last March, Moore led the Warriors to the NAIA Division I Women’s Basketball National Championship. more
Surrounded by a typically spectacular view amidst the foothills of Montecito, the respective UCSB, Westmont and Pepperdine track teams shook out the cobwebs to compete in an early outdoor season tri-meet at the Westmont Track on Saturday. more
WESTMONT 59, ARIZONA CHRISTIAN 55
Kelsie Sampson had 21 points and nine rebounds for the Warriors, who never trailed in the second half and had a lead as big as 15 points in a GSAC win over the Firestorm.
Esther Lee added 13 points in the win for Westmont (17-8, 8-4), while Lauren Sende had 12 points and six more
Shaking off last Saturday’s stunning 74-62 loss against Biola, The Master’s College women’s basketball team got back to its winning ways with a 68-46 victory over the NAIA ninth-ranked Westmont Warriors Tuesday night at Bross Court. more
UCSB’s 19 hits were the most recorded by the team in a single game since Feb. 23, 2010 against Westmont College. The program hadn’t collected 19 hits against a Division I opponent since Mar. 27, 2009 at Cal State Northridge. UCSB has had at least 16 hits in consecutive games after only accomplishing that feat three times in the 2013 season. more
The 6-foot-6, 2011 graduate of Southwest High School has drawn interest from three NAIA colleges to continue his basketball career, including Arizona Christian University in Phoenix, San Diego Christian College and Westmont College in Santa Barbara. He said he is leaning toward accepting the scholarship offer from Arizona Christian University. more
With a 7-2 victory in the first game of a doubleheader against Menlo and a 7-1 win in the second, Westmont Baseball(11-9) completed a three-game sweep of the Oaks from Menlo College (7-5). more
On Thursday, the U.S. Basketball Writers Association honored Jok with its Most Courageous Award. Jok is one of three individuals to receive the accolade this year along with Dan Peters, Akron’s director of operations, and Kirsten Moore, the coach of Westmont College’s women’s team. more
“We realize that this is an opportunity for the Patrons to make sure that the local high school team members – or all students for that matter – know about their options for continuing on with higher education after high school,” Winterhalter said. “We all know that UCSB has had many local kids play for them, and the Stratman girls (Lauren and Kate) at Westmont. more
Dan Peters (director of basketball operations at Akron) will get his award at an Akron home game in March. Kirsten Moore (Westmont College in Santa Barbara, Calif.) will receive the Pat Summitt Most Courageous Award at the women’s Final Four in Nashville. more