NAIA Scholar Athletes
Congratulations to Bethany Chew (cross country), Matt McKenzie (cross country), and Kelly Plach (volleyball) for receiving NAIA Scholar Athlete honors this fall. To earn the award, the varsity athlete must be at least a third-year student and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.
Chew McKenzie Plach
Sarah Pollmann is Conference Champion!
Second-year women's cross country runner Sarah Pollmann won the 2013 KIAC Women's Cross Country Championships on Saturday, Nov. 9. She finished the 5K race in 20:11, qualifying for the NAIA Championships on Nov. 23 in Lawrence, Kan. She is the second individual cross country runner in STLCOP history to win the conference meet. At nationals, she ran a 5K PR of 19:43 and finished 167th of 319 runners.
Menckowski Scores 1,000 Points
In the first game of his last season of eligibility, fifth-year guard Shawn Menckowski joined STLCOP's "1,000 Point Club" on Friday, Nov. 1, at the STLCOP men's basketball "Tip-Off Classic" in the Pillbox. He became the 11th STLCOP player to join the "club" and the first one to do so since 2009.
Upcoming Athletic Events
Friday, Jan. 17
6:00pm - Women's Basketball vs. Alice Lloyd College at Asbury University
8:00pm - Men's Basketball vs. Alice Lloyd College at Asbury University
Saturday, Jan. 18
2:00pm - Women's Basketball at Asbury University
4:00pm - Men's Basketball at Asbury University
Sunday, Jan. 19
1:00pm - Women's Basketball at Brescia University
3:00pm - Men's Basketball at Brescia University
St. Louis College of Pharmacy Eutectics
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The Athletic Department of St. Louis College of Pharmacy offers a variety of athletic activities designed to meet the interests and needs of students, faculty, and staff.
At the intercollegiate level, student athletes compete in NAIA men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s cross country, men's and women's tennis, men's and women's track and field, women’s volleyball, and women's softball.
The College's intramural program and club sports provide an outlet for those looking to engage in competitive sports without a large time commitment. A free fitness incentive program awards participants for establishing and maintaining exercise habits.
The Fitness Center on campus includes basketball/volleyball courts, free weights, weight machines and a variety of cardiovascular fitness machines. Membership is included in tuition costs.
Student-Athlete Selected for Leadership Training
One of 14 in the Country
Donated blood helped save Samantha Bryant’s brother. Now she is working on saving more lives. Bryant, a second-year student, basketball, and track and field athlete at St. Louis College of Pharmacy, was one of just 14 student-athletes across the country selected to attend the Red Cross NAIA Collegiate Leadership Program. She’ll travel to the Red Cross national headquarters in Washington, D.C., in June. There, Bryant will take part in coaching, mentoring, and professional leadership training.
For Bryant, the opportunity is a chance to give back.
“It is vital for me to promote the importance of giving blood, after blood transfusions helped save my brother’s life during cancer treatments,” Bryant says. “I’m proud to be working with the Red Cross. It was a big surprise to be selected to attend the leadership program.”
Once her training is complete, she’ll be organizing and promoting blood drives on campus and across the region. Bryant is from Baring, a small community in northeast Missouri.
“This is a big honor for Samantha,” says Athletic Director Jill Harter. “She’s the first Eutectic to be selected for the leadership program. We are very proud of her.”
“In my time at St. Louis College of Pharmacy, I’ve seen how pharmacists positively impact the community,” Bryant says. “I know I’ll come back from this training with a deeper knowledge that will make me and my classmates stronger health care leaders.”