Bucky Buchanan and Freddie Lipata, both assistant directors of the Campus Recreation Services office, walked away with distinctive honors from the annual Salute to Student Affairs awards program held Wednesday, May 23, 2018 in the Alumni Center.
Buchanan, who heads the recreation fitness programming and facilities, won for Outstanding Support Staff awarded to the individual whose job is to maintain the everyday operations of their department and/or the Division. The individual assists departments, students, and the campus as a whole and makes a positive impact on everything he does.
Lipata, a 10-year veteran of the intramural recreational sports side of things, collected the very prestigious Victor K. Wilson Service to Students Award. The award is given to an individual who demonstrates a student-centered approach of advocacy and empowerment to provide exemplary service to College of Charleston students. This award may also be given to someone who consistently inspires individuals or student organizations to go beyond normal expectations to accomplish goals, institute change, or make a difference.
Congratulations to each of our assistant directors who are instrumental in making a lot of people happy each day!
Club captain, Legare Hay, submitted these results from members of the College’s running club who participated in this year’s Cooper River Bridge Run, April 7, 2018.
Blake Mino – 45:44
Ty Andres – 49:08
Melissa Cote – 1:04:06
Sofia Troya – 1:11:37
Sofia Troya, Melissa Cote, and Legare Hay pictured above at the post-race gathering in Marion Square.
Even former club president Jake Peters was spotted at the race finishing in a very respectable 47:19 time.
The superior effort given by this group of students could not go unnoticed. The story was picked up in The College Today.
You have to hand it to club captain Jacob Anders. Close to two years ago he walked into the Campus Recreation Services office with a dream. He played high school baseball and wanted a chance to do this in college so he would tackle this huge task to create a club from scratch. Not only that but he had no field to play baseball either. Undaunted he made small gains here and there and finally this year a club team materialized. The fun was only beginning. There were now associations to join, uniforms to buy, fields to rent, paperwork, and more. He came this far, why stop now?
Come cheer on our new club team as they take on Wofford University this weekend out in Summerville. A story this good needs a happy ending and that is where you come in. Get your carpool together and head on out for a true American game. Hope to see you there!
Field location: 184 W. Boundary Street, Summerville, SC 29485
Game times: Saturday, doubleheader starting at 11 a.m. and Sunday, one game at 11 a.m.
The men’s lacrosse club spring season is about to begin and the team is ready with a great line-up of games. Whether you are new to lacrosse or not, the boys will love having you attend any of their games. What better way to spend a Saturday afternoon in Charleston!
February 3 @ 2pm: College of Charleston vs. UNF (home)*
February 4 @ 12pm: College of Charleston vs. Davidson (home)
February 10 @ 3pm: College of Charleston vs. Wake Forest (home)
February 17 @ 4pm: College of Charleston vs. ECU (home)
February 24 @ 2pm: College of Charleston vs. Georgia Southern (home)*
March 3 @ 2pm: College of Charleston vs. Kennesaw State (away)
March 23 @ 7pm: College of Charleston vs. FAU (away)*
March 24 @ 2pm: College of Charleston vs. FGCU (away)*
April 1 @ 11am: College of Charleston vs. App State (home)
April 7 @ 2pm: College of Charleston vs. Columbus State (home)*
April 8 @ 1pm: College of Charleston vs. Citadel (away-football stadium)
April 14 @ 2pm: College of Charleston vs. Coastal Carolina (home)*
Home games are played at CUSABO Nation, 2045 Austin Avenue, Charleston.
Yes it happens, and when it does, oh is it so sweet! The CRS & Friends team did the unthinkable when they upended The Alley Cats unprecedented run for a fourth consecutive championship in the faculty and staff bowling league.
What makes this all the more surprising is the CRS team is what some may call a cellar dweller. While everyone loves a “from last place to first place” storyline, this team is surely deserving but also humble in victory.
The College of Charleston women’s lacrosse club placed 6 members on the prestigious roll of Academic All Americans in the Women’s Collegiate Lacrosse Associates Division 2. Complete listing of the WCLA 2017 Division II All Academic award winners.
The College is one of 16 teams of the 146 teams that compete in the WCLA D2 to receive this distinction. Of the roughly 3000 players that comprise the D2 only 46 garnered the award.
Qualifications include a student GPA of at least 3.70 and a significant level of participation, which is generally accepted as a majority attendance at games and practices.
College of Charleston team members receiving the award were:
Nicole Hill, senior
Abby Rhodes, senior and team captain
Madison Crow, sophomore
Courtney Walsh, freshman
Reilly Walker, freshman
Isabelle Natale, freshman
The Wild Cougars upset the Cougar Sharks, 6-2 in Monday’s championship game. A team of free agents representing many different departments strung together an improbable run to the title ousting the 3-time defending champion from the Athletics Department.
This humble group deserves the chance to have the spotlight shine on them, so let’s list them here: Katie McCampbell, Bryan Granger, Kaylee Lass, Wood Marchant, Brendan Laubner, Daron Calhoun, Brandon Lewter, Jeri Cabot, Bill Olejniczak, Freddie Lipata, Tim Callahan, and Josh Bloodworth. Though there is no official MVP award for this league, the team bestowed the honor on Tim Callahan.
Well done gang!