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Ruhlman and Niemiec Compete in U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials

By Abigail Hintz Cedarville alumni Joe Niemiec and Katie Ruhlman competed in the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials on Feb. 29 in Atlanta, Georgia. Only the top three men and women qualified for this summer's Olympics in Tokyo, and neither alum qualified. However, they both put up impressive performances. The weather added some difficulty to the course. Though temperatures were in the upper 40s, winds got up to 20 mph. Niemiec finished with a time of 2:27:50. He placed 123rd out of 175 runners ...

CU Alumni Qualify For Olympic Marathon Trials

Joe Niemiec and Katie Ruhlman will compete in the trials on Feb. 29. By Abigail Hintz Most people participating in the Olympic trials have been pursuing such a dream since childhood. For marathoners Katie (Lanphier) Ruhlman and Joe Niemiec, the dream is a recent one. These Cedarville alumni both qualified for the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials at the Chevron Houston Marathon on Jan. 19. Ruhlman, a 2012 graduate of the university, didn’t run her first marathon until fall of 2015, while ...

Oilers Spoil Senior Night For Cedarville

By Abigail Hintz The Cedarville Lady Jackets (19-7, 12-5 G-MAC) suffered a second heartbreaking loss to Findlay (16-11, 12-5 G-MAC) 64-56 on Wednesday night which was Senior Night for the seniors. In the two team’s last meeting this season, Cedarville fell just 70-67. The result moved Findlay up to fourth in the G-MAC standings, while Cedarville remains at third.  Junior guard Stevie Johnting had a game she will likely remember for the rest of her career with a career-high 26 points, ...

Inside the Lives of Assistant Basketball Coaches

By Abigail Hintz The 2019-20 basketball season is in full swing, and that brings a lot of busyness to the lives of those involved in the program. The teams’ assistant coaches keep the teams running smoothly, by taking parts of the head coaches’ jobs off their plates so they can focus on the big picture. Patrick Bain came to his assistant coaching job at Cedarville after having an outstanding career playing for head men’s basketball coach Pat Estepp from 2014- 18. He joined the ...

SAAC Strives to Serve Community and Athletes

By Tim Miller The Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) is comprised of two players from each varsity sport at Cedarville University. The committee’s 26 members communicate, with one voice, to the university, as well as to the NCAA and community members. Since the organization’s inception, it’s grown to take on new challenges and initiatives in order to better the lives of student-athletes themselves, as well as make an impact in the lives of those who are less fortunate. Senior ...

Lady Jackets Remain Undefeated at Home With Pounding of Trevecca

By Abigail Hintz The Cedarville Lady Jackets (15-5, 8-3 G-MAC) played a fun game of basketball Thursday evening when they took down the Trevecca Trojans (7-13, 4-7 G-MAC) 77-41, ending their four-game winning streak. The Jackets are now on a four-game win streak; 9-0 at home in the midst of a five-game homestand. This was the two team’s second meeting, the first of which came in December and also ended in favor of the Jackets, 64-43. The Jackets were led by senior guard Abby Wolford ...

Lady Jackets Youth Lead the Way in 78-52 Win Over Ohio Valley

By Abigail HintzThe Lady Jackets (14-3, 7-3 G-MAC) began their four-game G-MAC homestand on Saturday night with a 78-52 win over the Ohio Valley Fighting Scots (2-13, 1-10 G-MAC). Head coach Kari Hoffman said, “We knew it would be a tough game. [Ohio Valley has] been in so many games that they’ve played in. They haven’t been on the winning side of many of them, but we knew they’d come in here and give us a good game and they did that. I was really pleased just with the overall team ...

Chapman Leads Lady Jackets to Big Win Over Tiffin

By Abigail Hintz After a long week on the road, the Cedarville Lady Jackets seemed comfortable back at home Thursday evening for a G-MAC matchup against the Tiffin University Dragons. The Jackets handled the Dragons fairly easily, defeating them 87-72. They move to 12-5, 5-3 G-MAC, after the well-rounded victory. The Jackets’ defense forced the Dragons to push the shot clock frequently. The Dragons responded with a high press, but Cedarville was able to break it down and have an impress...

Lady Jackets Snag a Well-Rounded Win Over Salem

By Abigail Hintz The Cedarville Lady Jackets move to 4-1 on the season after a solid 81-59 victory over the Salem University Tigers. Coming off of a big road victory over the University of Indianapolis, the Jackets looked comfortable at home in the non-conference matchup. Salem came into Wednesday’s game averaging 92.3 points per game, compared to Cedarville’s 74. Despite showing impressive numbers, they now have a record of 1-4 after being dominated by the Jackets. Cedarville was ...

The Unsung Members of Cedarville Basketball

By Joshua Decker Every season, the Cedarville basketball teams suit up for their seasons with the players and coaches garnering the spotlight. However, one group rarely sees the spotlight. Nevertheless, it is a valuable part of the team: student assistants. Student assistants, SAs for short, are students who volunteer their time to help with the basketball team. Both the men’s and women’s team have a couple SAs to help in the 2019-20 season. Responsibilities for SAs include assignments ...