|FYI archives :: May 1, 2009|
The Panthers (25-19) won their third straight GSAC tournament title and the NCAA automatic bid that goes with the win. LaGrange came back from the loser’s bracket to beat top-seeded Maryville twice on Sunday at the LC Softball Complex. Sophomore Kristen Woodard pitched two complete games against Maryville and was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player. Junior Valerie Williams had six RBIs in the championship game. The Panthers will go to a yet announced regional beginning May 7. Junior Holly Hazelwood and sophomore Katie Ison were named the GSAC Co-Players of the Year. Sophomore Katie Hein was named the GSAC Pitcher of the Year. Woodard joined Hazelwood, Hein and Ison on the all-conference team.
The Panthers (23-18) had their season end with a 6-5 loss to Huntingdon at the GSAC Baseball Championship Tournament in Montgomery, Ala., on Saturday. Senior Ben Hudson’s two-run home run in the bottom of the ninth inning had given the Panthers a 7-5 win over Piedmont earlier in the day. Hudson, junior Eric Heath, senior Korey Ison and senior Trey Walker were named to the GSAC all-conference team. Jordan Martinec was named the GSAC Freshman of the Year.
The Panthers, ranked 17th in the Golf World/NIKE Golf Division III Coaches' poll, will find out Monday, May 4, if they will get a bid to the NCAA Division III National Championship for the third straight year. If selected, it would be the Panthers’ fourth overall appearance in the NCAA Division III tournament.
Mayor, educator to address LaGrange College graduates
Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin, the first black woman to serve as mayor of a major Southern city, and the Rev. Susan Henry-Crowe, the first woman elected president of the United Methodist Church’s Judicial Council, will address LaGrange College students during end-of-year ceremonies scheduled for May 15-16.
On Saturday at noon, the College’s newest landmark, the Gulley Gateway, will be dedicated in honor of departing presidential couple Stuart and Kathleen Gulley. The ceremony will be held along the east side of the library, and the bridge will be available for use Saturday via the stairs; the elevator will not be available. The event is part of Family Weekend, which includes the 2 p.m. Step-singing.
On April 20, Assistant Professor of Nursing Linda Mason Barber provided proof that she is an elite athlete by finishing in the top third of the 22,849 runners – men or women – participating in the prestigious 26.2-mile Boston Marathon. In the female division, which featured more than 9,000 competitors, she finished in the top 15 percent – and in her age division, she came in 4th out of 294 runners. (Editor’s note: We try to avoid editorial comment in this newsletter – but Wow!)
Associate Professor of Music Dr. Mitch Turner was selected to perform at PdCon09 – Third International Puredata Convention – in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in July. He'll be performing his latest electronic music composition, “Kreuzspiel Remix.” Using his iPhone as an instrument, he will remix samples of the Stockhausen composition “Kreuzspiel” (translated as Cross Play) on his laptop via a wireless network. You can hear an early version of the piece online.
LaGrange students Rylan Ciccarello, Josh Clinton, Woody Duke, Tegan Johnson, John McClain and Larson Miniard came to the rescue of a family of six whose boat foundered in West Point Lake this past weekend. The LaGrange students boated out to the family, provided everyone with a life jacket and helped them into rescue boats.
Roger and Darlene Stephens are hosting a celebration for the Panther Golf Team at the Highland Country Club on Thursday, May 7, at 6 p.m. There will be a cookout and putting contest along with IPOD prizes.On April 23, the Zeta Pi Chapter of Delta Mu Delta held its eighth annual induction ceremony at LaGrange College. The 11 new members inducted were Cindi Angulo, Justin Baker, Elizabeth Cummings, Chris Drake, Lindsey Elkins, Kathy Givins, Eric Heath, Ashley Hoglund, Scott Kimbrell, Kyle Storey and Bo Tiller. Graduating seniors also were presented with their honor cords at the ceremony.