Athletics

Celebrating 50 Years of Title IX and the History of Bushnell Women’s Athletics

June 2022 marks the 50th anniversary Title IX, a pivotal turning point in the history or higher education in America. Read the full story on Bushnellbeacons.com. Enacted as a follow up to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX was a landmark gender equity law, passed as part of the Education Amendments of 1972,…

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NCU’s Game Ops Blazer

Madison Novelli ’18 faced down tough pitchers and ran down fly balls for the Beacons softball team. After graduation, the former academic all conference standout is still in the game. She has traded her glove, bat and cleats for a head-set with Game Operations for the Portland Trailblazers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). If…

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All-American Brownell Leads Beacons to 17th

The Northwest Christian University women’s cross country team out-performed their national ranking on Friday, taking 17th-place at the NAIA National Championships. The Beacons were led by senior Cass Brownell who took 22nd place to earn All-American honors. Read the full article: All-American Brownell Leads Beacons to 17th

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Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Qualify for NAIA Championship

The Northwest Christian University men’s and women’s cross country teams was among the 36 teams announced as qualifiers on Monday for the NAIA National Championship next week. Both teams earned at-large bids to the tournament, thanks to their standing as top-20 teams in this week’s NAIA national coaches poll. The women earned the sixth at-large…

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NCU, UO students seek esports glory

As published in The Register Guard on October 21, 2018 by Christian Hill. As team-based video game competitions grow in popularity, Northwest Christian University is offering partial scholarships to gamers, and the University of Oregon has added esports as a club sport Behind a door secured by a keypad lock, three college students sit at…

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NCU Assoc. Athletic Director Sarah Freeman gives KDUK the scoop on Esports

Northwest Christian University Associate Athletic Director Sarah Freeman gave an interview on the 104.7 KDUK highlighting the recent addition of Beacon Esports to NCU’s varsity athletic teams. From Facebook: “This morning on 104.7 KDUK, we had Sarah Freeman from Northwest Christian University in the studio for an interview! Sarah is the Associate Athletic Director and…

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Campus Preps For Students Arrival Aug. 25

There is plenty of activity happening on the Northwest Christian University campus. Summer remodel projects are receiving final touches. The grounds are in garden-like conditions (as always) and the athletes competing in fall sports are back for practice. “It has been too quiet for too long,” said Princess Fox, M.A., Director of Student Programs. “We…

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Beacon Esports Signs First Four Gamers

Northwest Christian University head esports coach Taylor Lind announced the signing of the first four gamers to NCU letters of intent at a signing event on Friday afternoon. The four players will all compete in Overwatch in year one, with expansion into League of Legends in the plans for year two. Coach Lind said, “We…

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NCU Athletics Recognized for Writing and Marketing Excellence.

The NAIA-Sports Information Directors Association (NAIA-SIDA) recently announced their annual publications contest results and once again the Northwest Christian University sports information office was honored for work across multiple disciplines in writing, publication and media contests. In all, NCU was honored 16 times in nine different categories. With one first-place finish and a trio of third-place…

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Students Receive Honors

Northwest Christian University students who excelled in the classroom received honors or induction into professional societies for achievements during the Honors Convocation on Thurs., May 3, 2018, in the Morse Events Center on campus. Associated Students of Northwest Christian University also presented its awards to the top faculty member, staff member, and student. Faculty members…

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