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Beaver baseball, sofftball updates

Women beat Manchester twice; men split with Hanover

Here are updates on Bluffton University baseball and softball games.

The Bluffton University baseball team split a pair of two-run games at Hanover College on Saturday, March 27, 2021. Hanover took game one (6-4) and Bluffton bounced back with an 8-6 victory in the capper. The Beavers moved to 2-10 overall and in the conference, while Hanover stands 7-5 on both accounts.

Transformative stardom of ordinary people

That's the message of this year's Keeney Peace Lecturer

During Bluffton University’s annual Keeney Peace Lecture, Rev. Dr. Jack Sullivan Jr. called on members of the campus community to “courageously use their resources, platforms and privilege to disrupt and dismantle policies that discriminate and decimate.”

Sullivan, an ordained minister, executive director of the Ohio Council of Churches and anti-death penalty activist, shared the message during the March 9 Forum, “The Transformative Stardom of Ordinary People.”

Archer named Heartland player of the week for 3rd straight time

Here's this week's Beaver sports team update

Bluffton University freshman Montez Archer Jr. (Detroit, Mich./Martin Luther King) has been named the HCAC Player of the Week for the third straight time on March 23.

Archer earned Special Teams Player of the Week for the second consecutive week after two straight Defensive Player of the Week honors.

Archer returned six kickoffs for 190 yards on Saturday, including a 78-yarder at the end of the first quarter that set up Bluffton's first touchdown.

University hires first-ever swimming and diving coach

Ben Rath was previous Great Midwest Athletic Conference Male Athlete of the Year

Bluffton University has selected Ben Rath as its head men’s and women’s swimming and diving coach, an intercollegiate program to start in the 2021-22 academic year. 

Rath graduated from the University of Findlay in December 2018 with a bachelor’s in Sports Business Analysis. He also served as the team captain on Findlay’s men’s swimming and diving team for two years and was named the 2018 Great Midwest Athletic Conference Male Athlete of the Year and the 2018 GMAC/MEC Male Swimmer of the Meet.

Bluffton University to host virtual senior exhibit and artist talk

Senior artists and graphic designers from Bluffton University will showcase their most prominent work in a combined exhibit called “Uncovered Perspectives.”

Berlin Fuqua, Ada, Ohio; Autumn Graves, Mount Blanchard, Ohio; and Sarah Heydinger, Tiro, Ohio; will have work on display. The exhibit opens March 15 and runs through April 10 in the Grace Albrecht Gallery of Bluffton University’s Sauder Visual Arts Center for faculty, staff and students to view.

Montez Archer gains Heartland honors for 2nd week in a row

Here's Beaver weekend sports update

Here's a recap of this past weekend's Bluffton University athletic competition.

Montez Archer Jr. (Detroit, Mich.) Bluffton cornerback, first-year -
For the second straight game, Archer Jr. equaled the school record with three interceptions. He also led the Beaver defense with nine solo tackles. His six pickoffs through three games are just two away from the school single-season record of eight.