Announced late last week by the USTFCCCA, the entire Cal Lutheran women’s track and field team, as well as a pair of individuals, was recognized for accomplishments in the classroom and competition settings in 2015.
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).
Melissa Skiba couldn’t have scripted a better ending to her college career. Competing in her final race in a Cal Lutheran uniform, Skiba captured the 5,000-meter title at the NCAA Track and Field Championships in May. The victory put the finishing touches on a sterling distance legacy for Skiba at CLU.
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.
Announced this week by the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC), Cal Lutheran women’s track and field senior Melissa Skibawas selected as the Female Athlete of the Week for her performance the week of May 18-24.
Melissa Skiba was down to her last chance to capture a NCAA title and her vision became a reality in the 5,000m today while teammate Allie Hadley locked up her third straight All-America honor at the NCAA Division III National Championships.