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Darryl Nester named NCAA Division III Far Fellow

Bluffton University Faculty Athletic Representative Dr. Darryl Nester has been selected as a 2016 NCAA Division III FAR Fellow and will attend the FAR Fellows Institute.

Nester has been a mathematics professor at Bluffton for the past 24 years and the school’s Faculty Athletic Representative for the past four years.

The FAR Fellows Institute was launched in 2010 and aims to increase the effectiveness of Division III FARs at campus, conference and national levels.

The "ultimate" in Bluffton summer sports - it's the Ultimate Frisbee reunion

Bluffton University's 2016 Ultimate Frisbee reunion offers a chance for university alumni to show off their skills of the game.

This year's reunion contest is from 3 to 6 p.m., Saturday, July 9, in the Musselman Library green, also known as the Ultimate Field.

There is not charge of the family-friendly tournament for alumni and current students. Bystanders are invited to bring friends, family and lawn chairs to watch the games.

Alumni interested in playing click here to register.

University board recognizes trustees, appoints new member, approves new scholarships

The Bluffton University Board of Trustees appointed one new board member and thanked two outgoing board members for their years of dedicated service during the trustees’ spring meeting.

Tom Reichenbach ’58 was thanked for 11 years of service as a trustee and as a member of the Advancement Committee, Martha Augsburger Showalter ’72 was recognized for 12 years of service as a trustee and as a member of the Academic Affairs Committee and Charles Stapleton ’78 was appointed to the board beginning in July.

Bluffton to add men's and women's golf for 2017-18

Bluffton University is bringing back golf as an intercollegiate sport during the 2017-18 academic year. The Bluffton Golf Club will serve as the men's and women's home course. Bluffton previously had a golf program until the end of the 2003-04 academic year.

Terrill Webb named HCAC Female Athlete of Year

June 6, 2016

BLUFFTON, Ohio - Two-time All-American Terrill Webb (Kenton, Ohio) has been named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Women's Athlete of the Year following her performances in indoor track and field and outdoor track and field during the 2015-16 school year.

The junior earned NCAA Division III indoor and outdoor track and field All-American accolades in the pole vault during her junior campaign. 

Ryan Aelker named HCAC Male Athlete of the Year

June 6, 2016

BLUFFTON, Ohio - All-American Ryan Aelker (New Bavaria, Ohio/Holgate) has been named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Male Athlete of the Year following a senior season in which the senior defensive end was named the HCAC Defensive Most Valuable Player.

Bluffton University athlete takes third in pole vault at DIII nationals

In January of 2016, Bluffton University's Terrill Webb (Kenton) had yet to clear 12' in the pole vault. Qualifying for the NCAA national championship was just a dream.

In the space of the past 5 and a half months, she has become a two-time All-American, risen to a tie for 3rd at the outdoor national championship and is scaring 13 feet as a PR. Thursday's Division 3 NCAA Outdoor National Track and Field Championship was the culmination of that meteoric rise.

Bluffton University to host Soccer Day Camp

The men’s and women’s soccer teams at Bluffton University will host a Soccer Day Camp Monday, June 13-Thursday, June 16.

The camp is open to girls and boys ages 5-13. Students aged 5-7 will learn new skills from 9-11:30 a.m. and students aged 7-13 will have sessions from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Registration fee is $70 for ages 5-7 and $170 for ages 7-13.

Bluffton University to host basketball skills camp

The Bluffton University women’s basketball team will host a Skills Camp Monday, June 27- Thursday, June 30.

The camp is open to girls entering grades 2-8. The first session will be for participants entering grades 2-4 and will take place from 9 a.m.-noon all four days. The second session will be for participants entering grades 5-8 and will take place from 1-4 p.m. each day. The cost for session 1 is $55 per camper while session 2 costs $65 per camper and payment must be received by June 1.

Bluffton University to host baseball skills camp

The Bluffton University baseball team will host a Youth Skills Camp from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Monday, July 18 and Tuesday, July 19.

The camp is open to youth ages 9-14. Cost is $78. Registration forms can be found at www.bluffton.edu/athletics/baseball/

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