Last month was also momentous for Marlin athletics astwo track and field athletesearned spots in the national meet, and Marlins softball continued their quest for a third national championship by winning the NCAA Atlantic Regional, which was hosted at home at Tom and Betty Broyles Field at TowneBank Park.
The NCAA Division III men's and women's outdoor track and field championships began last weekend at North Carolina A&T University in Greensboro, NC. Geni Roberts competed in both the long and triple jumps after winning both events at the 2021 ODAC Outdoor Championships. He placed 11th in the long jump and 6th in the triple jump, earning him All-American honors while becoming the highest placing male student-athlete in Marlin history. Jaylyn Lane headed into the meet as the seventh-seeded athlete in the nation in the women's triple jump and placed 13th. Congratulations to Geni and Jaylyn on their great performances all season long. I thank them for representing VWU so well at the national level.
VWU softball began competition for the national title over the weekend in Salem, Virginia. Led by three All-Americans (Jessica Goldyn, Hanna Hull, and Emily Seale) and Head Coach Brandon Elliott (who collected his500th career win in May, too), the Marlins soundly won thequarterfinalsand semifinals. For the title, the Marlins won Game 1 in a best of three series against Texas Lutheran yesterday. Game 2 and Game 3 (if needed) will be played today. Let's go, Marlins!
Congratulations to all of our students, especially to the resilient Class of 2021. We wish them the very best as they pursue meaningful personal and professional goals in their lives.
Celebrating the Class of 2021
VWU celebrated with a virtual Baccalaureate Service and five socially-distanced ceremonies during COVID-19. Read More ❘ Photo Gallery❘ Watch
Marlins Softball is Dancing
The Virginia Wesleyan softball team is competing for a third national title in Salem, Virginia, after winning the 2021 NCAA Regional Tournament in exciting fashion at home. Read More
VWU Track & Field at the National Championship Meet
The Virginia Wesleyan outdoor track and field Marlins sent two athletes to the National Championship meet in Greensboro, NC. Read More
BHC Capstone Ceremony
All Batten Honors College graduates were presented with a medallion to wear during the Commencement Ceremony.