Athletics

Christmas for the Community

EUGENE, Ore. – The Bushnell athletic department has recently engaged in a few opportunities to support the local community during the holiday season. Each year, Bushnell athletic teams participate in an adopt-a-family program, pooling their efforts to provide gifts for children in need. This year, Bushnell was able to give a little Christmas spirit to…

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Samantha Silver Wins NAIA Character Award

Official NAIA Release Bushnell senior softball player Samantha Silver has been named the winner of the NAIA’s Dr. Leroy Walker Champion of Character Award, as announced as part of the NAIA’s National Awards Day on September 15. Silver is Bushnell’s first recipient of any NAIA major award and was the third Beacon to be nominated…

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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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A Historic All-Female Hall of Fame Induction

On April 25th, Bushnell celebrated the 50th Anniversary of Title IX with an All-Female induction class into the Athletic Hall of Fame. Inducted into the Hall of Fame were the 1975 Volleyball team, the 2011 Women’s Cross Country team and longtime cross country and track coach Dr. Heike McNeil. Pre-dating the start of the “Title IX…

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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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