The Cal Lutheran women’s swimming and diving team is ready to roll tomorrow when they will begin the 2014-15 campaign at the Malibu Invitational hosted by Pepperdine at Raleigh Runnels Memorial Pool. The current team is comprised of just two upper classmen, three sophomores and seven incoming freshman who will look to gain experience and improve over the course of the season.
Everyone played Bingo as a kid; now, the Cal Lutheran student body has the opportunity to play it again with sporting events! CLU athletics, marketing and student life have teamed up to create Purple Pit Bingo complete with prizes at the end of the semester.
Much praise is focused on athletic success during the day-to-day operations of Cal Lutheran athletics, but on Saturday, May 10, 160 student-athletes were recognized, honored and inducted into the CLU Scholar Athlete Society at the 11th annual induction ceremony in the Gilbert Arena.
CLU recently had four seniors received the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NCSA) All-American Strength and Conditioning Athlete of the Year Award. Diver/ pole vaulter Sheyenne Machida and setter Jackie Russell represented the CLU women honored while thrower Bjorn McMillan and offensive tackle Andrew Pankow earned the award on the men’s side.
During Division III Week Cal Lutheran will feature a number of student-athletes. Senior swimmer and ODK president Aaron Waters, who has done two research fellowships and earned two travel grants to present his findings at professional conventions while setting three CLU school records in the pool, is our first Wednesday honoree.
Cal Lutheran is one of 448 Division III institutions around the country. During the week of April 7-13, 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 40th year of the NCAA.
When senior Sheyenne Machidaentered the water on her signature back dive straight at the end of the second day of the NCAA Division III Diving Regionals at Grinnell (Ia.) College she capped off her Cal Lutheran collegiate diving career in perfect fashion.