Mills Athletics News
Mills Athletics hosts Cyclone Showcase for Prospective Student-Athletes
The Cyclone Showcase will include time to talk to current student-athletes, meet the coaches, see the athletic facilities, and more. All participants will continue to explore Mills during the afternoon and the following day with the Overnight Program offered by the Admissions Department.
Interested high school students must be in their senior year and have applied to Mills College by January 31, 2013.
To register for the Cyclone Showcase, or to learn more about the Overnight Program, please contact Sara Nevin at 510.430.3256 or email@example.com.
Mills Swimming Makes Two Big Splashes
February 23, 2012 This past week has shown that Mills Swimming is full of exemplary student-athletes, demonstrating their excellence in the classroom, as well as in the athletic arena.
Congratulations to Mills Swimming for earning the Team Scholar All American Award from the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) for the Fall 2011 semester. The team achieved a 3.65 cumulative grade point average, the highest GPA across the country among NCAA Division III schools and second highest GPA among all divisions, which includes over 500 colleges and universities.
The CSCAA Team Scholar All American award is presented to college and university swimming and diving teams who have achieved a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher. The award is presented to teams achieving this standard in the fall semester and in the semester of the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships (Winter/Spring). Click here to see the award recipients for Fall 2011.
The Cyclones also made a notable appearance at their first year participating in the Liberal Arts Championships, hosted by Principia College in Elsah, Illinois last weekend. The team had five relays and three individuals qualify for finals over the course of three days, breaking six school records and setting numerous personal record times. In particular, sophomore Jessica Lix swam 14 times at the championship, qualifying for a final in every event she swam and set three school records. The Liberal Arts Championships hosted 13 liberal arts colleges and universities in 2012, the 30th annual event for women teams.
Loke Davis Receives USTA Diversity ACES Leadership Award
February 7, 2012 The United States Tennis Association (USTA), Northern California section named Loke Davis '09, Head Tennis Coach, the recipient of the 2011 Diversity Committee Leadership Award at the organization's annual award banquet, Awards Celebrating Excellence in Service (ACES). The Diversity ACES Leadership Award is given for superior coaching, mentoring and serving as a role model to others through their work in the field of tennis, and in so doing, encouraging others to play.
Ms. Davis has demonstrated outstanding leadership in several areas, including coaching the intercollegiate team at Mills, directing the Mills College Community Tennis Program (MCTP), and coaching at the USTA NorCal's All-Girl Multicultural Tennis Training Camp.
As the director of MCTP, Ms. Davis leads volunteer efforts to provide a comprehensive community outreach initiative which expands opportunities for inner-city youth through tennis coaching, academic tutoring, and mentoring. According to Themy Adachi, Director of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation, "Loke puts energy and passion into making a difference in the lives of others. I've witnessed MCTP participants beaming from their MCTP experience and Mills College student volunteers elated to discover that they have lots to offer children in the Oakland community. Loke not only works hard to keep this worthwhile program thriving, she teaches Mills students how to become change agents and reach out to connect with others."
The award was presented on Friday, February 3, 2012 at the USTA Northern California's Awards Celebrating Excellence in Service (ACES) Awards Banquet at Ruby Hill Winery in Pleasanton, California.
Cyclones Earn AD3I All-Independent Team Honors
Chelsea Satterwhite, junior Biology major from Mountain View, CA, earned first team recognition for her leadership and performance as the team's key midfielder this year. Chelsea scored two goals and an assist this season, leading the Cyclones in their offensive game this season. Head Coach Colette Bowler commends Chelsea for her ongoing energy and positive attitude in competition. Chelsea has been an integral player for the team in each of her three years at Mills.
Meghan Hinsch, sophomore Psychology major from Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, earned a place on the second team for her significant offensive and defensive skills on the field this year. As an outside midfielder, Meghan's endurance and strategic plays made her one of the strongest support players on the team, creating opportunities for teammates with long crosses and power plays. Meghan scored two goals for the Cyclones this season, her first year with the team.
Darcel Sanders, Interim Head Coach for the Cyclones, was named the AD3I Volleyball Coach of the Year. Darcel stepped up from assistant coach to lead the team during the last month of the season, providing solid leadership and team continuity while Head Coach Susan Forbes was on leave. This honor is shared with the entire volleyball program, including Head Coach Susan Forbes, Interim Assistant Coach Loke Davis, and the student-athletes, highlighting the program's success over the last year.
Amy Fowler, freshwoman Environmental Science major from Bainbridge Island, WA, was named to the second team as the only middle blocker for her impressive blocking and hitting in her first season at Mills. With more than 23 solo blocks/20 block assists and 69 kills in 14 matches, Amy proved to be solid and smart at the net. She also provided strong back row defense (in digs and serves) to support the Cyclones.
Erika Colstad, freshwoman from Manhattan, MT, earned second team recognition as an outside hitter and leader on the team. With fierce competitiveness and an amazing vertical jump, Erika blocked hits from opponents nearly twice her height and consistently attacked above the net. Coaches consider Erika an excellent all-around player and noted how her presence on the court affected the performance of the whole team.
Jessica Lord, freshwoman Biopsychology major from Santa Rosa, CA, received second team honors as the Cyclone's setter. In her first year with the team, Jessica became a leader with her ability to produce quality sets and smart plays. Her great ball handling skills allowed the Cyclones to keep the ball in play and make attacks throughout the season. Jessica also served nearly 40% aces per game.
Lauren Olsen, freshwoman from Irvine, CA, was nominated for Rookie of the Year by AD3I coaches and earned honorable mention for her noteworthy debut this fall with the Cyclones. Lauren finished a strong season at the NCAA West Regional meet with a personal best 6K time of 25:25, a time that was a minute and forty seconds faster than her previous record. Head Coach Lache' Bailey attributed this significant drop in time to Lauren's aggressive running, especially in big races.
Lizzy Hoyt, freshwoman Pre-Nursing student from Los Osos, CA, received honorable mention for her solid first season as a collegiate runner. Lizzy ran 26:46 at the NCAA West Regional meet, only 12 seconds slower than her personal 6K record of 26:34. Lizzy was voted MVP by her teammates and admired for her great attitude and consistent, smart running.
Sara Nevin appointed as Head Rowing Coach, Fond Farewell to Carrie Davis
August 5, 2011–Sara Nevin joins the Cyclones as the Head Women's Rowing Coach this fall after serving ten years as Assistant Coach for the Cal Golden Bears. Her accomplishments at Cal have been impressive to say the least. In 2004 under Nevin's leadership, the Golden Bears' novice eight captured the Pac–10 crown for the first time since 1989. Cal's 2008 novice eight capped off an undefeated season with an open-water victory at the Pac–10 Championships. The Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association acknowledged Nevin's ability and success by naming her the 2008 CRCA Assistant Coach of the Year as well as the 2008 CRCA West Region Assistant Coach of the Year. Before going to Cal, Nevin worked at the Seattle Training Center where she coached eight women who all earned spots on the 1992 Olympic team. During her collegiate rowing career at the University of Washington, Nevin won three varsity eight national championships, and was undefeated in U.S. collegiate competition. She was a member of the U.S. national team in 1985 and 1986.
With fondness and gratitude we say farewell to Carrie Davis. While serving as the Head Women’s Rowing Coach for the past two years, Davis led the team to the best competitive season in recent history, elevating the team and Mills Athletics to the national spotlight. Carrie’s vision, humor, unwavering commitment to advancing the Mills crew program, and her dedication to helping students become successful in the classroom, on the water and in life will be deeply missed.
Mills Crew Ranked Third in NCAA Pacific Region
April 21, 2010–Mills College rowers have been steadily working their way into the rankings of the NCAA regional poll this month. Mills varsity rowers made their debut on April 7 as the third team in the Pacific region, trailing University of Puget Sound and Willamette University, based on early season race results. This is the first time Mills College Crew has been ranked in the regional poll since their appearance at NCAA Rowing Championships in 1998.
The second regional poll of the season released by the NCAA Division III Women's Rowing Committee ranked Mills College third in both the team and I Varsity Eight categories. To be ranked as a team, an institution must have results reported in both I Varsity Eight and II Varsity Eight events. The I Varsity Eight rankings are based on any school that races a I Varsity Eight.
Catch the Cyclones in action at the Western Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championships on May 1-2 at Lake Natoma, CA.
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Mills College Cross Country Sweeps Cal Pac Conference and Advances to Nationals
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Satterwhite earns California Pacific Conference Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week