The Oglethorpe athletic department rounded out the season with the Seventh Annual Petey Awards on Sunday, hosted at the university's Conant Performing Arts Center. The event, which is produced by the Oglethorpe Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), allowed Oglethorpe student-athletes to honor the best and brightest performances of the year while reflecting on the 2018-19 athletic year as a whole.
The Oglethorpe Athletics Hall of Fame got five new members Friday night. Women's basketball players Anna Findley Roberts and Katie Kulavic Fox, men's soccer player Josh Rosendahl, men's golfer Taylor Urbanski, and the 1963 men's tennis team were all inducted at Oglethorpe's Turner Lynch Campus Center at the 2019 Alumni Awards and Athletics Hall of Fame Ceremony, part of Alumni Weekend festivities at the university.
The Oglethorpe women's basketball team was tied for 23rd in the final Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) poll of the 2018-19 season, released this week by the organization. It marked the second time this season that the Stormy Petrels earned a spot in the WBCA Division III poll.
Senior forward Lauren Ransom of the Oglethorpe women's basketball team earned one more postseason honor Monday, as Women's D3 News named her to their all-America honorable mention list. It marked the first all-America honor of Ransom's career and capped an outstanding senior season for the Stormy Petrel forward.
Senior forward Lauren Ransom of the Oglethorpe women's basketball team earned a spot on the D3hoops.com women's All-South Region first team Monday. It marked the first All-Region honor of her career and continued an outstanding award season for the Nashville, Tennessee, native, who has earned SAA Player of the Year, All-SAA first team, and SAA all-tournament honors, as well.
The Oglethorpe women's basketball team is set to take on No. 18 Transylvania in the second round of the NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Championship Saturday evening at the Clive M. Beck Center in Lexington, Kentucky.
The Oglethorpe women's basketball team saw their season come to a close Saturday in Lexington, Kentucky, as the No. 18 Transylvania Pioneers had an outstanding shooting night en route to 76-56 victory in the second round of the NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Championship. The Stormy Petrels finished their season 23-7, marking the best record by an Oglethorpe women's basketball team since 2009.
The Oglethorpe women's basketball team won a tight, back-and-forth contest in the first round of the NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Championship Friday evening, advancing to the second round for the first time since 2019. The Stormy Petrels knocked off the No. 23 Chicago Maroons 57-51 at the Clive M. Beck Center in Lexington, Kentucky, improving to 23-6 on the season.
The Oglethorpe women's basketball team saw three players earn spots on the All-SAA teams released Monday by the league office and voted by the SAA coaches. Senior forward Lauren Ransom won the SAA Player of the Year award for her efforts and earned a spot on the All-SAA first team. Sophomore center Savannah LeGate took All-SAA second team honors while senior guard Bailey Charles garnered All-SAA honorable mention.
The Oglethorpe women's basketball team received an at-large bid from the selection committee for the NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Championship Monday afternoon. The Stormy Petrels will play in the 64-team event for the second consecutive season.
The Oglethorpe women's basketball team fell victim to a tough shooting day Sunday in the SAA Tournament championship game at the Hangar Dome in Jackson, Mississippi. They shot just 24.2 percent from the field and were 2-of-25 from 3-point range en route to a 56-41 defeat to the fourth-seeded Rhodes Lynx. The loss dropped the second-seeded Stormy Petrels to 22-6 on the season and put them in danger of missing the NCAA tournament.
The Oglethorpe women's basketball team advanced to their second straight SAA championship game Saturday night with a comprehensive 54-35 victory over the sixth-seeded Centre Colonels at the Hangar Dome in Jackson, Mississippi. The win means that the second-seeded Stormy Petrels will play for their second straight SAA championship on Sunday. It also secured their 22nd win of the season, marking the most for the program since 2008-09.
The Oglethorpe women's basketball team got their SAA Tournament started Friday and the Stormy Petrels got out of the gate in a positive fashion, controlling the proceedings throughout in a 61-56 victory over No. 7 seed Sewanee in the first-round matchup between the two teams in Jackson, Mississippi. The Petrels advance to Saturday's semifinal round with the victory.
Senior forward Lauren Ransom of the Oglethorpe women's basketball team won the final SAA Women's Basketball Player of the Week award of the season Monday, marking her second consecutive win and the third of her career. As the regular season comes to a close, the Stormy Petrels took the SAA weekly award for women's basketball five times over the course of the 2018-19 campaign, with sophomore center Savannah LeGate taking the other three.
The Oglethorpe women's basketball team played a solid all-around game Saturday night to pick up their 20th victory of the season and defeat in-state opponent Berry 62-41 at Dorough Field House. It marked the second straight season in which the Stormy Petrels attained 20 wins, and the victory came on Senior Night. It also secured second place in the SAA for the Petrels with an 11-3 league mark.
Oglethorpe senior forward Lauren Ransom has been named the SAA Women's Basketball Player of the Week by the league office for her outstanding performance in the Stormy Petrels' road sweep of Centre and Sewanee over the weekend. It marked the second weekly award of Ransom's career and the third time that a member of the time won the award during the 2018-19 season.
The Oglethorpe women's basketball team bounced back from a 13-point deficit late in the first quarter Sunday afternoon in Sewanee, Tennessee, outscoring the homestanding Sewanee Tigers 60-35 over the final three quarters en route to a 69-56 victory. With the win, the Stormy Petrels improved to 19-5 on the year overall and 10-3 in SAA play.
The Oglethorpe women's basketball team used an outstanding defensive performance and a solid offensive effort to knock off the Centre Colonels 53-43 Friday evening in Danville, Kentucky. The Stormy Petrels held Centre under 40 percent from the field and under 30 percent from 3-point range while shooting 47.4 percent from the field themselves, improving to 18-5 overall and 9-3 in SAA play as a result. The win also maintained the Petrels alone in second place in the league standings.
The Oglethorpe women's basketball team suffered a tough loss Sunday afternoon at Dorough Field House, falling to the visiting Millsaps Majors 56-54 after leading by as many as 10 points in the fourth quarter. The defeat dropped the Stormy Petrels to 17-5 on the season overall and 8-3 in SAA play, putting them in second place on the league leaderboard.
The Oglethorpe women's basketball team dominated the Birmingham-Southern Panthers on Friday night in Dorough Field House, never trailing and leading by as many as 22 points en route to a 65-48 win that vaulted them into a tie for first place in the SAA. The Stormy Petrels improved to 17-4 overall and 8-2 in league play.
The Oglethorpe women's basketball team moved into the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Division III top 25 this week, marking their first national ranking since the end of the 2008-09 season. The Stormy Petrels entered the poll on Tuesday tied for 25th.
The Oglethorpe women's basketball team delivered a complete performance Sunday at Dorough Field House, leading wire to wire in a 72-37 win over the visiting Hendrix Warriors. With the win, the Stormy Petrels improved to 16-4 overall and 7-2 in SAA play, maintaining sole possession of second place.
The Oglethorpe women's basketball team ran out to a big lead on the visiting Rhodes Lynx Friday night at Dorough Field House and held on during the fourth quarter for a 65-55 win. The victory improved the Stormy Petrels to 15-4 on the season overall and 6-2 in SAA play, putting them in second place in the league standings by themselves
The Oglethorpe women's basketball team led for most of the game Sunday afternoon en route to a 68-47 victory over the Hendrix Warriors in Conway, Arkansas. The win improved the Stormy Petrels to 14-4 on the season overall and 5-2 in SAA play, maintaining a tie for second place in the league.
The Oglethorpe women's basketball team fell to the homestanding Rhodes Lynx 56-45 Friday night in Memphis, Tennessee. Rhodes outscored the Stormy Petrels 35-18 over the middle two quarters en route to the 11-point win, which dropped Oglethorpe to 13-4 on the season overall and 4-2 in SAA play and put them back in second place in the league.
The Oglethorpe women's basketball team bounced back from their shooting slump in a big way Sunday afternoon at Dorough Field House, sinking over half their shots from the field in the first half en route to a 73-48 victory over the Sewanee Tigers. The win, coupled with a Rhodes victory over Millsaps in Memphis, Tennessee, moved the Stormy Petrels into a first-place tie with the Majors at 4-1 in SAA play. It also improved the Petrels to 13-3 on the season overall.
The Oglethorpe women's basketball team used lock-down defense to defeat the visiting Centre Colonels 39-32 Friday night at Dorough Field House. The Stormy Petrels held the visitors to just 22.2 percent shooting from the field overall and 5-of-21 from 3-point range en route to the victory, which improved them to 12-3 overall and 3-1 in SAA play.