The largest sporting event in Los Angeles since the 1984 Olympics is coming to town and California Lutheran University and the city of Thousand Oaks are honored to be hosting Special Olympic World Games delegations from four countries between July 21-24, 2015 prior to the start of competition on July 25 as a Host Town.
Six Cal Lutheran student-athletes were selected to The Star’s College First Team of the Spring in 2015. Earning accolades were Ramsey Abushahla (baseball), Michael Bassette (track & field), Moises Cardenas (tennis), Blake Lewis (softball), Keegan Sheard (golf) and Melissa Skiba (track & field).
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.
In his final collegiate tournament, Cal Lutheran senior men’s tennis player Moises Cardenas notched his second straight All-America honor after advancing to the Quarterfinals at the 2015 NCAA Division III Men’s Tennis Championships hosted by Ohio Northern University and the Warren County Convention and Visitors Bureau this weekend.
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.