The Newman University community celebrated several outstanding student-athletes, coaches and supporters Feb. 5 at a banquet and induction ceremony for the Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2011.
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For some students, college is all about academics and studying hard to make good grades. For others, it’s about getting involved in activities on campus or helping others in the community. For still others, it can be about sports and giving your all to be the best athlete you can be.
Drew Bogner, Ph.D. graduated from Kansas Newman College in 1979, returned to Newman as a faculty member in 1987, and served as provost from 1991 to 2000. He is now president of Molloy College in Rockville Centre, N.Y., and has served as chair of the NCAA Division II Presidents Council since 2009. In the interview that follows, Bogner speaks on the rationale and value of the DII “Life in the Balance” initiative, and his role in its creation.
The Newman University Athletics Department has enthusiastically adopted the NCAA Division II “Life in the Balance” initiative to help students have a well-rounded collegiate experience (see story, page 6). Here is a quick look at a few Newman student-athletes living a life of balance on and off the court.
An important key to success in most any endeavor is balance. A painter, for example, seeks a balance among different colors, shapes and proportions. Doctors urge us to eat a balanced diet from many food groups to maintain good health. In our daily lives we strive to find the right balance between work and play, spending and saving, dreaming and acting.
For the third consecutive year, Newman student-athletes achieved the highest combined Grade Point Average (GPA) among all Heartland Conference athletics programs.