LMU this Week

ATHLETICS | LMU athletics is initiating the first annual Teddy Bear Toss as part of Wednesday’s men’s basketball game against Portland State. Bring a stuffed animal to toss on the court at halftime and receive a discounted ticket! All donated items benefit children in need. As a bonus, the first 500 fans in attendance will receive a free LMU Lions ugly holiday sweater t-shirt. Want to see it? Check it out on Coach Mike Dunlap.

The women’s basketball team has been ranked No. 8 nationally in the latest mid-major polls. After a midweek trip up to UC Santa Barbara, Coach Charity Elliott’s Lions are back on campus for a 2 p.m. Saturday game against Cal State Northridge. We welcome all of our young fans to attend as it will be our Kids Day and Camp Reunion. Before the game, all kids can participate in pregame activities with a face painting, poster making station and more, with postgame autographs to follow the action!

Ten Loyola Marymount Cross Country runners received 2017 West Coast Conference All-Academic accolades following the season. Junior Jack Polerecky and redshirt senior Danielle Shanahan were named to the men’s and women’s All-Academic teams, respectively. Polerecky, a biochemistry major with a 3.72 GPA, was a consistent top-finisher for the men’s team this season, most recently running a career-best 30:40.9 in the men’s 10K race at the NCAA West Regionals to finish 50th overall. The following Loyola Marymount Cross Country runners received 2017 WCC All-Academic Honorable Mention: Branden EstradaHarry LoasbyJordan McLennanKoby PedersonJoey RodgersEmily HubertMaddi Vorgitch and Hannah Wohlenberg.

LMU was well-represented on the 2017 West Coast Conference Volleyball All-Academic Team as well, as six Lions were lauded, including sophomore Emma Johnson who took home a spot on the first team. Kristen CastellanosJessie PrichardTess ReidSavannah Slattery and Kekai Whitford all earned honorable mention selections. At the conclusion of each athletic season, the WCC selects an all-academic squad for each WCC-sponsored sport. To be considered, a student-athlete must maintain at least a 3.20 cumulative grade point average, while also being a significant contributor to her team.

The OneWest Bank Community Corner, in collaboration with LMU Athletics, is a new initiative that invites local schools, youth groups, charity organizations and underserved youth to attend LMU Men’s Basketball games at Gersten Pavilion. Complimentary tickets–courtesy of OneWest Bank–are available on a limited basis for each game. To register your group, please select the games your group can attend and an LMU representative will reach out to you to confirm a date. Please complete the full registration form to submit your request. For any questions, contact Dwayne Polee at 310.338.7246 or Dwayne.Polee@lmu.edu.

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