Division III Rewind
The following is a summary of Division III news from the week of April 28-May 2.
Division III Management Council member Jack Ohle will become president at Gustavus Adolphus in July after serving since 1998 as president at Wartburg. Ohle is one of two presidents who serve as Management Council members. In other news involving presidents of Division III institutions, Richard F. Wilson of Illinois Wesleyan was elected chair of the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin’s Council of Presidents.
The NCAA Winter Championships Highlights Show, which airs at 1 p.m. Eastern time Saturday on CBS, will feature highlights and stories from an assortment of championships -- including a segment about a Delaware Valley student-athlete who hopes to honor the memory of his brother with a Division III wrestling title.
G. Larry James, dean of athletics and recreational programs and services at Richard Stockton, was the honorary official at last weekend’s Penn Relays -- the site of some of his most memorable performances as a Villanova student-athlete. James was a member of the 1968 U.S. Olympic gold-medal 1,600-meter relay team in Mexico City and also won an individual silver medal that year in the 400-meter run. He joined the athletics staff at Richard Stockton in 1972 -- only a year after the school opened -- and the school named its track and soccer facility for James last year and established a scholarship fund in his honor.
Jennifer Martinez of St. Joseph’s (Long Island) pushed the number of Division III softball records she holds to four recently when she surpassed the five-year old mark for strikeouts in a season, and reclaimed a record she briefly surrendered for most strikeouts in a game of any length. Martinez pushed her season total over 400 strikeouts this week when she pitched both games of a doubleheader against Russell Sage, collecting 14 strikeouts in the first game and 16 in the nightcap.
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