4/21: NCAA DIII National T&F Championships - Umar Moore: 7th in Long Jump (23-07.50) - Becomes Bethany Track's First Three-Time All-American!
Senior Jessica Kusnierz (pictured with head softball coach Jan Forsty, and Director of Athletics Brian Rose), was one of the 22 athletes from all across the conference honored at the second-annual Presidents' Athletic Conference Scholar-Athlete Awards banquet. Kusnierz was a four-year starter for the Bison softball team, earning the Derek Hoffman Memorial Award (athletics) while also being honored with the S. Elizabeth Reed award (physical education) from Bethany. Along with Kusnierz, senior Brooks Kursey of the Bethany football team was also honored. (Photo courtesy of the Presidents' Athletic Conference)
Junior Umar Moore became Bethany Track & Field's first ever three-time All-American as he captured a seventh-place finish in the long jump at the 2015 Division III Outdoor National Championships on Thursday. Moore posted the second-best mark of his career, tallying a distance of 23-07.50 on his third attempt of the day. The award wraps up Moore's best year as a Bison. During the 2014-15 campaign, he also earned All-American status at the Indoor Championships (8th in long jump) after being named Field MVP and Most Outstanding Performer at the PAC Indoor Championships.
May 21 – CANTON, N.Y. – For the first time in the history of the Bethany College track & field program, the Bison are able to boast a three-time All-American. Junior Umar Moore (Coraopolis, Pa./Moon) became the first in the annals of the program to accomplish the feat, capturing a seventh-place finish (23-07.50) in the long jump at the 2015 Division III Outdoor National Championships, hosted by St. Lawrence University.
PITTSBURGH, Pa. – 2015 Bethany College graduates, softball’s Jessica Kusnierz (New Castle, Pa./Shenango) and football’s Brooks Kursey (Martinsburg, W. Va./Hedgesville) were recently honored as part of the second annual Presidents’ Athletic Conference’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year Banquet on Tuesday evening.
May 17 – INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – For the fifth time in his last six semesters, Bethany College track and field junior, Umar Moore (Coraopolis, Pa./Moon), will get an opportunity to compete for a National Championship. The two-time All-American has qualified for the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s Division III Outdoor National Championships in the long jump, announced the NCAA on Sunday.
May 14 – SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - Led by performances from the men’s and women’s 4x100-relay teams, the Bethany College track teams competed in the second day of the Eastern College Athletic Conference Championships hosted by Springfield College.
May 14 – The Bison track and field team kicked off the two-day Eastern College Athletic Conference Championships competing in two separate events on day one. Junior Umar Moore (Coraopolis, Pa./Moon) competed in the triple jump, while Whitney Martin (Wintersville, Ohio/Indian Creek) competed in her first of three events, running the 100-meter dash prelims.
MAY 14 – BETHANY, W. Va. – The Bethany College football team has released its 2015 schedule, in which the Bison will compete against the same ten programs that it saw from a 6-4 regular season one year ago.