Junior Amanda Hamiltonand senior Arik Smithwere recently named 2015 All-American Athletes of the Year as announced by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and EAS Sports Nutrition.
At the conclusion of each academic and athletic year the school with the most combined championships points in Division III is honored with the Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup. In 2014-15 Cal Lutheran was one of eight SCIAC schools to appear in the final standings as announced on June 4.
A pair of recent Cal Lutheran men’s basketball graduates, Coltrane Powdrill and Arik Smith were recently selected to play in on an international senior All-Star Team comprised of 10 total Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) 2015 graduates who will travel and showcase their talents in Italy from June 1-8.
Throughout the school year, much of the day-to-day focus is directed towards the successes of the Cal Lutheran athletics programs, but on Saturday morning, a group of 152 student-athletes, with their families and friends, gathered inside of the Gilbert Arena for the 12th CLU Scholar-Athlete Society Induction ceremony where academics were praised.
Announced recently by the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC), Cal Lutheran landed 9 student-athletes on their respective sport’s All-Academic team during the 2014-15 Winter season.
A pair of Cal Lutheran alumni, Russell White and Kelli DiMuro, enjoyed successful high school basketball seasons in 2014-15, coaching the Encino Crespi boys’ team and the West Hills Chaminade girls’ team, respectively, and were selected as the Los Angeles Times Coaches of the Year.
Cal Lutheran is one of 450 Division III institutions around the country. During the week of April 6-12, all members will host Division III Week, aimed at celebrating what those schools have to offer student-athletes in the classroom, in the field of play and in the community during the 41st year of the NCAA.
Before the athletes and coaches at Cal Lutheran could prove their worth in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, the university needed an advocate to help build bridges in the transition.