Bluffton University sophomore Matt Weisenborn (Otsego) capped his first season of collegiate tennis by being named honorable mention All-Heartland Conference. The Beavers returned to the hard courts following a two-year hiatus for both the men and women.
Weisenborn opened the season at #3 singles and moved up to #2 before assuming the #1 slot when an injury to A.J. Haley (Wilmington) slowed Bluffton's top singles player.
Bluffton University graduates were urged at their May 6 commencement to give of themselves as others-from family to Bluffton faculty-have given to them.
The gift of self is the greatest gift, said Karel Oxley, superintendent of Lima City Schools, in her commencement address. The 310 graduates were the second most among the 112 graduating classes in Bluffton history. The 209 undergraduate students who received diplomas represented the largest such number ever at Bluffton.
The Bluffton University softball season came to an abrupt end on Saturday, May 5, at Anderson University after the Beavers dropped an elimination game of the HCAC Tournament to Manchester, 6-2. The Beavers ended the season with a 26-17 overall record.
A number of Bluffton University football players did landscaping work at Mennonite Memorial Home in Bluffton as part of the team's third annual service day April 21. More than 75 team members went to Bluffton's Mennonite Home Communities-also including Maple Crest Senior Living Village-to help with spring cleaning.