Athletics Updates – Fall 2019

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CENTRAL TO ADD WOMEN’S TRIATHLON

With a $50,000 USA Triathlon grant, Central will become the 31st school nationwide to add women’s triathlon as a varsity sport.

It serves as a club sport this year before receiving varsity status. Triathlons feature sprint-distance races including a 750-meter open-water swim, a 20-kilometer bike ride and a 5-kilometer run.

It will be Central’s 20th intercollegiate sport and the first new offering since women’s soccer was introduced in 1995.

Will Daniels ’19

DANIELS WINS TOP NATIONAL ACADEMIC HONOR

NCAA Division III decathlon and heptathlon champion Will Daniels ’19 was named the CoSIDA Academic All-American of the Year Award for Division III men’s cross country and track and field. He also swept the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Men’s Scholar Athlete of the Year honors for both indoor and outdoor track and field.

Daniels graduated in just three years with a 3.99 GPA while majoring in biology. He is the third Central athlete ever to receive the CoSIDA honor.

Basketball in Netherlands

DUTCH MEET DUTCH IN NETHERLANDS BASKETBALL TRIP

A young Central men’s basketball squad posted a 3-0 mark on a nine-day trip to the Netherlands Aug. 19-27. Coach Craig Douma’s squad stayed in Dordrecht, mixing games against Dutch club teams with sightseeing.


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