Lauren Rohach has worked hard to become one of the top athletes at CLU not just in one sports, but in two. The junior was also just named the All-American Strength and Conditioning Athlete of the Year by the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
Including Cal Lutheran there are 446 Division III institutions around the country. During the week of April 8-14, 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.
In mid-January at the NCAA Convention a number of legislative proposals were brought to the table. One heavy topic was that of contacting prospective student-athletes via Social Media, which will now be allowed at the Division III level.
The momentum shift was sudden. The Cal Lutheran women's volleyball team seemed to be cruising to another Elite Eight appearance, having captured the first set and gaining a sizable lead in the second. But seventh-ranked CLU couldn't hold on, losing to No. 12 Puget Sound 14-25, 26-24, 25-21, 27-25 in the NCAA Division III West Regional final on Sunday afternoon at Gilbert Arena.
The 2012 NCAA Division III Volleyball Cal Lutheran Regional Title went to Puget Sound after they completed their second upset in as many days, defeating host Cal Lutheran 3-1 to advance to the Elite Eight.
The second round of the 2012 NCAA Division III Volleyball Cal Lutheran Regional sent two more teams home while an all-SCIAC match-up went by the wayside with Puget Sound upsetting Chapman in the opening semifinal before Cal Lutheran defeated league foe La Verne in the second match as the national field was cut to 16 teams today.