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November 2010


From the A.D.

By Craig Taylor, Director of Athletics

Craig Taylor, Director of Athletics, George Fox University I look forward to the beginning of fall semester every year. Connecting with returning student-athletes, hearing about their summer experiences and meeting the new group of Bruins is energizing. As I meet with all our teams at the beginning of their seasons, one of the most important things we talk about is the Bruin history and tradition they share with those student-athletes who went before. Each team has its own way of teaching new players about what it means to be a Bruin and the obligation they have to continue the tradition. Our coaching staff does an outstanding job of sharing that history as well. More...

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Player Spotlight

Kate Freiheit
Kate FreiheitFor anyone who questions the value of an Internet presence in recruiting students, Kate Freiheit, a sophomore on the university’s women’s cross country team, is a testament to the fact it works. “I went to Wisconsin-Stout last year, but it became obvious pretty quickly that it was not the place for me,” Freiheit said. “I was doing a random Internet search for Christian colleges when I came across the ‘George Fox’ name. I was intrigued by what I read, and I knew that Oregon was a big running state... More...

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On the Sidelines

Michael Meek
Michael MeekWhen 14-year veteran coach Scott Rueck left George Fox to take over the women’s basketball program at his alma mater, Oregon State University, Director of Athletics Craig Taylor was faced with the monumental task of determining the best choice among a floodtide of applicants to lead the Bruins’ nationally recognized program. When the decision was finally made to bring in Michael Meek, the coach at Southridge High School in Beaverton, Ore., he said, “We have hired arguably Oregon’s most successful current high school girls’ basketball coach. I can’t imagine a better fit for our university. We’re excited about his basketball credentials, but we’re also excited about the ways he will invest in the lives of our students off the court as well.” More...

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