Want to Become a Blue Angel?
MILWAUKEE - The Mount Mary Department of Athletics is looking to find talented, hard-working student-athletes to round out all of its athletic rosters for the 2013-14 school year. Do you have what it takes to sport the Blue Angels uniform? Fill out one (or for multi-sport athletes, as many as you are interested in) of the surveys below and a coach will be in contact with you.
Mount Mary Student-Athlete Prospect Questionnaires
AD3I Names Fall 2012 All-Academic Team
OVERLAND PARK, Kan.— A total of 150 student-athletes from eight member institutions were named to the 2012 fall sports All-Academic Team and announced today by the Association of Division III Independents. The All-Academic Team awards were issued to student-athletes in the sports of men's and women's cross country, men's and women's soccer, volleyball, and men's golf (one school). Only sophomores, juniors and seniors were eligible for the awards. A minimum grade-point average of 3.5 (achieved during the fall semester) was required.
Mount Mary College boasted 17 award winners in its three fall sports honored by the AD3I (Cross Country, Soccer and Volleyball). Congratulations to our hard-working student-athletes!
Barker, Emily - Cross Country
Inaugural A.D. Honor List Released
MILWAUKEE – Mount Mary College Director of Athletics Michelle Guyant-Holloway announced the inaugural Athletic Director's Honor List this week, recognizing Mount Mary student-athletes who earned a 3.20 grade point average or better in the Fall 2012 semester.
"This award is to honor those that have shown a strong commitment to academics and athletics throughout their career at Mount Mary," Guyant-Holloway said. "We have some very strong student-athletes and they deserve to be recognized for their hard work.
"It showcases the success of our student-athletes and shows to the community the time, effort and dedication they have on the court and/or field as well as the classroom."
Thirty-three Blue Angels received this first-ever recognition, well over half of the current student-athlete body.
FALL 2012 ATHLETIC DIRECTOR'S HONOR LIST
Mount Mary cancels 2012-13 basketball season
MILWAUKEE – The Mount Mary College Department of Athletics announced this week that it will be canceling its 2012-13 basketball season due to the inability to field a complete roster.
“The difficult decision was based on the fact that only three healthy players could play to start—everyone else had medical issues that they were unsure if and when they could participate,” first-year head coach and Mount Mary Director of Athletics, Michelle Guyant-Holloway said. “We had low numbers at the start of the season and through several and a variety of efforts to gain interest of other students on campus, no one else could commit to the season.”
Guyant-Holloway was forced to withdraw the basketball squad from Mount Mary’s first five contests, including a season-opening Tip-Off Classic tournament at crosstown rival Alverno College in mid-November. As roster numbers failed to increase after the Thanksgiving break, Mount Mary decided to sacrifice the rest of its 18-game slate for the remainder of the 2012-13 season.
Under the governance of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, membership stipulations assert that each institution’s athletic programs must compete in a minimum number of contests—for basketball that minimum is 18. Upon cancelation of Mount Mary’s home game against Northland College, the institution is in violation of this rule (184.108.40.206 of the NCAA Handbook).
Guyant-Holloway said the Department is looking into waiver-filing options with the NCAA, but should they be denied, “we will most likely have a year of probation—meaning we will have to field all our teams with a full schedule next season without issues.”
Guyant-Holloway said she was very gracious toward the handful of athletes that were practicing hard for the last few weeks, despite the uncertain status of the season. And the Department was apologetic toward Mount Mary’s opponents this season, as the late notice may have put their own schedules in a bind.
“It was a very hard decision and I feel bad for the players that wanted to play,” Guyant-Holloway said. “It’s not an easy way to potentially end someone’s career or the work that they put in to prepare for the season. It’s also tough for opponents to try and find a make-up game at this point, but most coaches have been understanding.”