The 2016-17 campaign will go do in the record books as one of the most successful years in Wesleyan Athletics history. Several programs notched their best seasons ever, while breaking numerous records in the process. In all, the Cardinals claimed two national championships, five Little Three titles, one NESCAC Championship, one semifinal appearance and one quarterfinal appearance en route to the No. 50 ranking out of 324 Division III schools in the Learfield Directors' Cup – Wesleyan's highest ranking since the standings were introduced in 1993-94.
HADLEY, Mass. – 113 Wesleyan University student-athletes were honored for their excellence in the classroom when the NESCAC announced its 2017 Spring All-Academic Team Friday afternoon, while ten others were named to the All-Sportsmanship Team.
On Sunday, April 30th, dual-sport athlete Devon Carrillo ’17 of the Wesleyan University football and wrestling teams was awarded with the 2017 Connecticut Male Athlete of the Year award during the 76th Annual Gold Key Dinner at the Aqua Turf Club in Southington, Conn.
Chris Richardson, a 1993 graduate, played football for Wesleyan and was captain of the team, and remains a loyal and supportive Cardinals fan while continuing a successful career as a surgeon in Rochester.
Just over a year ago, Wesleyan had its first-ever Thon, a marathon dancing event found at many college campuses where students spend hours upon hours on their feet dancing as a means to fundraise for the fight against pediatric cancer. The event’s Wesleyan iteration was started by the men’s wrestling team and was successful in its own right, raising $10,000 for the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center (CCMC) in Hartford . This successful marathon would help set the stage for the even greater triumph that was this year’s Wesleyan Thon.
Ninety-four Wesleyan University student-athletes were honored for their excellence in the classroom when the NESCAC announced its 2016-17 Winter All-Academic Team Thursday afternoon, while eight others were named to the All-Sportsmanship Team.
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – Dual-sport athlete and Middletown native, Devon Carrillo, has been named Connecticut’s 2017 Male Athlete of the Year, as voted on by the Connecticut Sports Writers’ Alliance (CSWA). Carrillo will be honored at the CSWA 76th Annual Gold Key Dinner on April 30, 2017 at the Aqua Turf Club in Southington, Conn. The dinner will begin at 4 p.m. WNBA guard Bria Holmes of the Atlanta Dream was selected as the Connecticut Female Athlete of the Year.
It may have been a long time since Roxana Richardson '94 laced up her skates for Wesleyan’s ice hockey team or rowed crew on the Connecticut River, but her generous support of Wesleyan Athletics indicates that the importance of these experiences is something she feels quite profoundly.
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – The Wesleyan University Athletic Department will be hosting its second annual National Girls & Women in Sports Day celebration this Saturday, January 28th at the Freeman Athletic Center.
The 2016 Wesleyan University fall athletic season featured several strong performances and achievements, both on the field and off it. Sixty-eight Cardinals earned NESCAC All-Academic and 16 were named NESCAC All-Conference.
Sixty-eight Wesleyan University student-athletes were honored for their excellence in the classroom when the NESCAC announced its 2016 Fall All-Academic Team Wednesday afternoon, while nine others were named to the All-Sportsmanship Team.
Wesleyan Athletics Director Mike Whalen '83 says we’re preparing our student athletes to be leaders and compassionate community members. At this time of year student athletes can be seen volunteering throughout the local community. They are always giving back. #WesGives.
From the moment he was offered his first production job in Los Angeles, immediately after Wesleyan, Ken Fuchs ’83, P ’17, knew it was meant to be. Thirty-three years later, the enthusiasm and excitement he once had towards his profession remains as strong as ever.
On Friday, Oct. 21, 2016, Don Russell was inducted into the Wesleyan Athletics Hall of Fame. Russell served as the Chairman of Physical Education and Director of Athletics at Wesleyan from 1968-to-1988, and also served seven seasons as the Head Football Coach and five as the Women’s Squash Head Coach.
Dave Bagatelle grew up in upstate N.Y. and moved to Wayne, N.J. when he was 13 years old. The idea of playing small college football originated from his father, Warren, who played football and lacrosse at Union College. Bagatelle, who grew up a Buffalo Bills season ticket holder, was an all-league center and defensive tackle at Wayne Hills High School.
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – On Wednesday, August 31, Wesleyan University welcomed approximately 844 new, transfer, international and exchange students and their families to the Wesleyan community. Several Cardinal student-athletes were there to help those students and their families move in.
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – Wesleyan University, in partnership with PrestoSports, has launched a new athletics’ website, http://athletics.wesleyan.edu. The platform will serve as the home for all news, information, scores and schedules for the college’s 29 varsity athletics teams.