Yearly Archives: 2016

Lindsey Schwartz, Thomas FitzSimons Jr. Claim Sam Adams Invite Titles

Santa Barbara Track Club members Lindsay Schwartz and Thomas FitzSimons Jr. were the big winners at the fifth annual Sam Adams Combined Events Invitational at Westmont’s Thorrington Field on Saturday.

Schwartz captured the heptathlon with 5,991 points while FitzSimons Jr. won the decathlon title with 7,578 points. more

Westmont Baseball Squeezes Out a Split Against Bethesda

After dropping the first game of a doubleheader with Bethesda (22-15) by a score of 4-2, Westmont (27-7) was locked in a scoreless battle with the Flames in the second game.

Turner Conrad squeezed home Alex Stefanic with two outs in the bottom of the seventh for a 1-0 Warriors win to gain a split of the nonconference baseball twin bill. more

With a Healing Spirit, Dr. David Hernandez Treats Westmont College Students as Family

Dr. David Hernandez has always had an innate curiosity about the world around him and the desire to simply help people however he could. These inclinations translated into a career in pediatric medicine.

His path eventually led him to Westmont College in Montecito, where he serves as director of the Westmont Health Center. more

Nelson leads at Westmont event

A field of world-class field of athletes – headlined by Olympic decathlon champion and world record holder Ashton Eaton – went head-to-head at the Sam Adams Combined Events Invitational at the Westmont Track on Friday.

UCSB’s Tyler Nelson took the lead in the decathlon after the first day of competition, while Nia Ali held a slight edge in the heptathlon over Santa Barbara Track Club teammates Chari Hawkins and Lindsay Schwartz heading into today’s final day of competition, which begins at 10:30 a.m. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Butler, Warriors shut down Flames

Friday might have been April Fool’s Day, but there was no fooling around on the mound for Westmont pitcher Daniel Butler.

The junior righty led the seventh-ranked Warriors to a 6-1 non-conference victory over Bethesda at Russ Carr Field.

Butler improved to 7-1 on the season for the Warriors (26-6) by allowing one earned run on five hits over seven innings, striking out eight and walking none. It marked Butler’s 18th career win for Westmont, and lowered his season earned-run average to 1.53. more

Newsmakers: Education

Santa Barbara residents Marshall Miller and Jennifer Markham Have joined the Westmont Foundation, which cultivates ties between Westmont and the community.

Janice Roberta Gibson Cloud

Jan died of ovarian cancer February 23, surrounded by her family and beloved cat, Wally. Up until a week before her passing, she was able to enjoy her favorite activities – her genealogy study group and lunch with her former students at IHOP. …Jan continued singing with the local Opera Workshop and performed in many operas over the years as well as teaching voice, both privately and at Westmont College. more

Nia Ali Sets Meet Record, leads heptathlon at Sam Adams Invite

World indoor 60-meter hurdles champion Nia Ali set a meet and stadium record in the 100-meter hurdles to kick off a good day in the heptathlon Friday at the fifth annual San Adams Combined Events at Westmont’s Thorrington Field. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Warriors get rough at home

The Westmont baseball team didn’t waste any time in establishing itself in Tuesday’s non-conference game against St. Katharine’s.

The Warriors scored eight runs in the first two innings to pick up an 11-1 victory over the Firebirds at Russ Carr Field. more

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Appoints Bobbie Kinnear as New Board of Trustees Chair

The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History is proud to announce Bobbie Kinnear as the new chair of the board of trustees. …Kinnear has served on the following nonprofit boards, often as a committee chair or executive committee member: Santa Barbara Visiting Nurses Association, Junior League of Santa Barbara, The Garden Club of Santa Barbara, National Charity League of Santa Barbara, Parents for Crane, Cate Parents Organization, Casa del Herrero, Westmont Foundation Board and, most proudly, the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. more