TU Softball team named sun conference cHampions, compete in naia national tournament
Thomas University's 2018 Softball Team had a monument run as they fought their way to victory in both the Sun Conference Regular Season and Tournament Championships. The Night Hawks Softball Team won TU's fifth and sixth overall Sun Conference Championship titles in the university's history. Softball Team members played in the Sun Conference Tournament Championship on May 5.
Some graduating team members missed participating in Commencement in order to help their teammates bring home the title. The Night Hawks continued their momentum on to the NAIA Softball National Championship in Gulf Shores, Alabama. Their run came to an end on May 15 when they were defeated by two other teams. The Night Hawks finished the season 29-16.
For their efforts, Night Hawks Pitcher Lauren West was named The Sun Conference Pitcher of the Year and Coach Bill Wilson was named the Sun Conference Coach of the Year. West was also named NAIA First Team All-American.
Two members of Thomas University's Enactus organization and their adviser attended the 2018 Enactus USA National Exposition in Kansas City, Missouri, May 20-22, thanks to a travel grant from Walmart-Sam's Club. Participating in the event are (from left) Logan Moriarty, TU Enactus member; Mina Haretos, TU faculty member and TU Enactus adviser; and Brandon Krambeck, TU Enactus member.
TU's Enactus receives 1 of only 6 grants to attend national event
Thomas University's Enactus organization is less than a year old, but its members are already preparing for future activities and competitions. From May 20 to 22 a trio representing TU's Enactus attended the 2018 Enactus USA National Exposition in Kansas City, Missouri, thanks to a Walmart-Sam's Club Enactus USA National Exposition Travel Grant. TU was one of only six Enactus groups in the U.S. to receive the grant. "As a young developing team, we have so much to learn and so much we are eager to accomplish," said Mina Haretos, TU Enactus adviser. "The Enactus-Walmart grant gave us the opportunity to travel and experience the very best U.S. Enactus teams have to offer in a competitive and collaborative environment. Because of this grant, we were able to observe several teams present, and shadow the St. Francis University team, which I know was and will continue to be one of the most meaningful relationships we have built." Read more.
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