With the start of the 2014-15 season of competition, the MIAA and PrestoSports is offering a new feature for visitors to its website: a composite schedule and live scoreboard function for most of its contests.
The feature offers one-click access to up-to-the-minute game results across the conference. Once on the scoreboard, users can click onto audio and video broadcasts of each contest.
The composite schedule and live scoreboard will be available throughout the season.
Players of the Week
Belles' Hussey Completes GE Aviation Internship
Saint Mary's student-athlete Mary Kate Hussey balances a robust academic schedule with her on-field performance for the Belles' soccer team.
Hussey, a senior from Elmhurst, Ill., spent her summer completing a chemical engineering internship with General Electric (GE) Aviation in Lynn, Mass. The plant she worked at designs and builds jet and helicopter engines for the United States military.
Hussey is enrolled in a dual degree program in engineering at Saint Mary's and the University of Notre Dame. She will obtain a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Saint Mary's in May of next year and then receive a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Notre Dame in May 2016. Upon completing the dual degree program, she aspires to be accepted into GE's OMLP (Operations Management Leadership Position) program.
A defender for the Belles, Hussey was a first-team All-MIAA selection last fall and has started each of Saint Mary's first eight games this season, scoring two goals.
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MIAA Teams Go 6-1 In NACC Football Challenge
MIAA football teams had a strong performance on Saturday in the third year of the MIAA/Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference Challenge.
MIAA teams won six of the seven games against their NACC opponents, capped off by Adrian's 23-6 victory over Benedictine, Ill. Here are Saturday's results:
Olivet 49, Aurora, Ill. 20
NACC schools hosted Saturday's games. MIAA schools had only gone 2-5 the last time NACC schools hosted the series in 2012. The MIAA is now 11-3 over the last two seasons in the Challenge. The two conferences have an agreement to continue the series thorugh 2017.
NCAA Reaches Out to Former Student-Athletes
The NCAA is excited to announce a new initiative in which they will be celebrating and reaching out to former student-athletes.
NCAA After The Game is a new resource for former NCAA student-athletes to help them search for and potenially gain employment, and will also act as a source for them to access helpful information regarding staying healthy after college. Additionally, After The Game will share stories of former student-athletes who are continuing to give back to their communities, highlight a student-athlete’s success in college and beyond, and will also link them to other former student-athletes from their alma mater.
NCAA After The Game features a career center that fosters connections between former student-athletes and employers who want to hire them. Former NCAA student-athletes can post resumes, search for employment, and get job-seeking advice. Research shows that this is the number one service student-athletes wanted.
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Calvin Men's Golf Coach Part Of Research Effort Connecting Sport and Faith
More and more, athletes are displaying gestures of faith
in response to a moment of athletic achievement. This begs the
question as to what role faith plays in sports – or perhaps,
more importantly, what role sports play in faith.
The group largely came together through networking and
conversations at conferences where the idea for a declaration was
launched. The Declaration was developed over a two-year period at
meetings in Raleigh, N.C.; Waco, Texas; and most recently in Grand
Rapids, sponsored by the Calvin Center for Christian Scholarship.
The Declaration on Sport and the Christian Life was officially
released this week, when it was sent to media sources as well as
colleges around the nation. So far, the Declaration has been sent
to a few notable figures in sports and theology, and Bolt says the
response has been good.
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