Bruin Notes

2009 Fall Sports Highlights

Cross Country - Cam Eberhart (Sr., Albany, Ore.) finished 25th in the NCAA Division III West Regional men's 8K race, earning all-region honors for the third time in his career.

Men's Soccer - Defender Peter Luginbill (Jr., Caledonia, Ill.) and midfielder Kyle Story (Sr., Graham, Wash.) received honorable mention All-Northwest Conference honors. Midfielder Zach Sanders (Sr., Puyallup, Wash.) was named to the ESPN The Magazine / CoSIDA Academic All-District VIII Men's Soccer College Division First Team.

Women's Soccer - Defender Nicole Akiu (Jr., Honolulu, Hawaii) was named First Team All-Northwest Conference; forward Jenny McKinsey (Sr., Spokane, Wash.) was Second Team; and forward Kirsten Cardwell (Jr., Springfield, Ore.) was honorable mention.

Volleyball - Middle blocker Eliza Pledger (So., Wilsonville, Ore.) was named honorable mention NCAA Division III All-West Region and Second Team All-Northwest Conference; outside hitter Lyndsay Hovee (Sr., Belfair, Wash.) was Second Team All-NWC; and middle blocker Kaitlyn Maddams (Fr., Gresham, Ore.) was honorable mention All-NWC. This was the 21st winning record for head coach Steve Grant in 28 years at George Fox, giving him a career record of 556-365, which ranks him among the top 15 for victories among active D-III coaches.

Men's Golf - Kyle Wilson (Fr., Scappoose, Ore.) set a new Bruin record for best individual 18-hole score with a 71 on the second day of the Pacific Invitational.

Women's Golf - The Bruins captured the Northwest Conference Fall Classic for the first time in the program's four-year history and were ranked No. 18 in the nation by Golf World magazine. Jill Westendorf (Fr., Redmond, Ore.) shot an even-par 72 on the second day of the NWC Fall Classic to establish a Bruin 18-hole individual record.

Eating locally

Food Meet 2010Local farmers and community businesses in January shared how to find delicious, healthy food close to home, and attendees tasted everything from cupcakes and chocolate to fresh goat cheese - all of which was produced locally. Bon Appetit, the food service provider at George Fox, spends more than $300,000 annually on food grown within 100 miles of campus.

Redeeming lives

John PerkinsJohn M. Perkins, one of the leading evangelical voices to come out of the American Civil Rights movement, spoke five times over two days in February about achieving racial justice and reconciliation. Perkins is president and founder of the John M. Perkins Foundation for Reconciliation and Development.


More than 100 George Fox joined 1,200 students from colleges and universities in the Portland area to serve various communities on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. After a rally at Concordia University, students fanned across Portland. Projects included refurbishing schools, churches and community centers; packing hundreds of bags of food; construction projects; and landscaping.
Rally at Concordia Students painting

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