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University signing up teams for July 25 golf scramble

Bluffton University to host golf scramble

Bluffton University’s 23rd annual Alumni and Friends Golf Scramble will be held on Saturday, July 25, at Bluffton Golf Club.

Registration for the event is $90 per golfer or $360 for a complete team of four at www.bluffton.edu/golf by July 18. This year’s event will include on-course games and challenges to enhance team position and a silent auction.

Covid 19: Adjusting from an athletics standpoint

Chad Shutler, university women's basketball coach: “I can’t imagine how we would have navigated something of this magnitude 20 years ago.”

In the late 1920s, long-time coach and athletic director A.C. Burcky suggested the beaver as Bluffton’s mascot. 

His rationale, according to “Dancing with the Kobzar: Bluffton College and Mennonite Higher Education,” was beavers are resourceful, don’t tire easily, accomplish more with less and work hard to make the world a better place. 

One hundred years later, that’s exactly what today’s Bluffton Beavers did despite their seasons ending early, classes moving online and the difficulties of being separated from their friends and teammates due to the coronavirus.

University resumes on-campus classes and residential living in August

New safety measures include a change in the 2020-21 academic calendar

Since March, teams of Bluffton University faculty and staff have been actively planning to welcome students back to campus for the fall 2020 semester while keeping the campus community as healthy as possible. 

Bluffton student-athletes All-Academic HCAC

The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) has announced the spring honorees for Tom Bohlsen Academic All-HCAC. Bluffton student-athletes are listed at the bottom of this story.

Academic All-Conference selections have at least a cumulative 3.5 GPA and are varsity athletes. 

Emory & Henry College men's soccer coach hired by Bluffton

Bluffton University has named Robert Richardson as its head men’s soccer coach.

Richardson had been the men’s soccer coach at Emory & Henry College in Emory, Va., for the last seven years.

“I want to thank President Jane Wood and Athletic Director Phill Talavinia for giving me the opportunity to become the next men’s soccer coach at Bluffton University,” said Richardson.

“I look forward to growing the program with a strong and stable team in the present while preparing for success in the future.”

HCAC announces sportsmanship awards

Beaver winners: Lemanski, Offenburger, Hill, Lindhorst, Nixon

Entire list posted at bottom of story -
The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) announced the Christopher M. Ragsdale Sportsmanship teams for the Spring 2020 season.

Bluffton University honorees:
Baseball - Alex Lemanski
Golf - Nick Offenburger
Softball - Megan Hill
Men's track - Michael Lindhorst
Women's track - Hope Nixon