Location: Chicago, Ill.
Colors: Indigo Blue & Flame Red
Joined Horizon League: 1994
Interim Chancellor: Dr. Eric Gislason
Faculty Representatives: Dr. Sylvia Furner and Karrie Hamstra-Wright
Athletic Director: Jim Schmidt
815 Student-Athletes Earn 2015 Spring Horizon League Academic Honor Roll Distinction
INDIANAPOLIS -- The 2015 Spring Academic Honor Roll is comprised of 815 student-athletes representing all nine Horizon League institutions and each of the 19 League sponsored sports. As an affiliate member, Belmont distinguished student-athletes only in the sport of men’s soccer. Candidates for the Honor Roll must meet three criteria in order to qualify: 1) participation in at least one of the League’s 19 sports during the most recent (or current) season; 2) completion of three semesters ...
Horizon League Announces Spring 2015 Academic All-League Teams
Academic All League Release INDIANAPOLIS – Honoring student-athletes for their success both in competition and in the classroom, the Horizon League announced its 2015 Spring Academic All-League Teams on Wednesday. A total of 90 student-athletes from eight spring sports were honored in balloting by the League’s faculty athletics representatives and sports information directors. Youngstown State led the Horizon League with 18 honorees, followed by 16 from Oakland, 15 from Valparaiso and ...
WSU's Boyd Receives N4A Wilma Rudolph Achievement Award
Boyd's Award Essay Senior Courtney Boyd of the Wright State women's basketball team was one of five recipients of the 2015 Wilma Rudolph Student-Athlete Achievement Award as she was honored at the N4A National Convention Award Luncheon Saturday in Orlando, Florida. The N4A Wilma Rudolph Student-Athlete Achievement Award recognizes those that have overcome great personal, academic and/or emotional odds to achieve academic success while participating in intercollegiate athletics. Boyd was ...
Septet of Players Selected in Final Day of MLB Draft
SEACAUCUS, N.J. -- Seven Horizon League baseball standouts were taken on the final day of the 2015 Major League Baseball Draft. UIC's Jeff Boehm, Youngstown State's Frank Califano, Andrew Elliott of Wright State, Valparaiso's Drew Hasler and the Milwaukee trio of Justin Langley, Sam Koenig and Mitch Ghelfi all were tabbed in the draft. The quintet joined UIC left-hander Ryan Hinchley, a ninth-round selection by the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday, as Horizon League players selected in the ...
Former WSU Standout Umotong On Nigeria's Women's World Cup Roster
Former Wright State women’s soccer player Ini Umotong has been named to the 23-player Nigerian 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup team. The tournament began on Saturday, June 6 and will run until Sunday, July 5, in Canada. "It's an incredible feeling to know I'll be representing Nigeria at a World Cup," Umotong said. "It still feels like a dream, one I'll be trying to make last for as long as possible this summer. This really is the biggest thing I've done so ...
Milwaukee's Koenig Selected Baseball Academic All-American of the Year
AUSTIN, Texas– Milwaukee senior outfielder Sam Koenig (Prairie du Sac, Wis.) was named the 2015 Capital One Academic All-American of the Year for Division I Baseball, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). As an education major at Milwaukee, Koenig held a 3.86 grade-point average and is the third student-athlete in Horizon League history to be named an Academic All-American of the Year, joining Andy Matko (Wright State, baseball, 1997) and Matt Howard ...
Wright State's Historic Run Ends in Regional Final
NCAA Baseball Tournament -- Champaign Regional: (1) Illinois 8, (3) Wright State 4 CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Wright State gave Illinois all it could handle in the regional final, but the No. 6 national seed Fighting Illini used a dominant relief effort from Tyler Jay to knock off the Raiders, 8-4, claiming the Champaign Regional and advancing to the super regional round. Wright State saw its season end at 43-17, the second-most wins in program history. The Raiders became the first Horizon League team to ...
Wright State Advances to Champaign Regional Final
Champaign Regional Scores, May 31: (3) Wright State 8, (4) Ohio 3 (3) Wright State 4, (2) Notre Dame 0 CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Wright State stayed alive on Sunday, winning two elimination games to advance to the finals of the Champaign Regional in the NCAA Baseball Championship. Knocking off Ohio and Notre Dame, the Raiders will face the No. 6 national seed, Illinois, on Monday at 2 p.m. ET. Wright State (43-16) becomes the first Horizon League baseball program to reach the regional final in the tournament's ...