Saint Mary’s joins Cristo Rey national partnership

first_imgThe Cristo Rey Network announced Jan. 18 that Saint Mary’s College is among its list of 14 National University Partners. As a National University Partner, Saint Mary’s has teamed up with the Cristo Rey Network of 24 high schools across the country to ensure that low-income students have an equal opportunity of obtaining a secondary education. “The partnerships demonstrate Cristo Rey’s ongoing commitment to ensure that all of the graduates of its network high schools have access to the academic, social and financial supports they need to complete a college degree,” Saint Mary’s media contact Gwen O’Brien said in a press release. As part of this partnership, Saint Mary’s sends admission counselors to recruit at nearly all of the network high schools. “This means we work with the network, the high school personnel and other partners in opening doors to postsecondary education to their students,” Mona Bowe, vice president of Enrollment Management, said. “But it goes beyond that,” Bowe said. “We participate in the annual Summit, where we can exchange ideas with the guidance counselors and learn from them about their students and their success stories.” According to Bowe, Saint Mary’s alumnus Janae Renteria is now the guidance counselor for one of the Cristo Rey High Schools in Tucson, Ariz. The college is very proud and honored to say they sponsored her to attend a national conference last fall. Saint Mary’s involvement with the Cristo Rey Network stems back even before the Network’s launch in 2001. Bowe said she visited the original Cristo Rey High School in the 1990s. “As I learned more about the high school, and about the network as it was formed, I realized how close their goal and mission were to ours,” Bowe said. “In particular, these caught my eye: learning in a context of faith, rigorous Catholic secondary education and a real world Corporate Work Study.” Saint Mary’s Office of Admissions has enrolled a number of Cristo Rey students at the College, who have contributed their diverse views to the developing community. Bowe said she is proud to note the contributions of the Cristo Rey students, and also expressed that the college gives the students something in return. “The partnership gives us the best of both worlds,” she said. “We [offer] Cristo Rey students an outstanding Catholic education paired with women’s leadership development, and in return, we get some of their best and brightest women to join our community of learners, and their experiences enrich our community.”last_img read more

Team Nigeria win gold, silver, bronze at African Track Championship

first_imgRelatedPosts Igali praises Team Nigeria’s performance in Rome tournament Team Nigeria wins 11 medals at African Track Championship Tokyo 2020: Team Nigeria to participate in 11 sports Team Nigeria at the ongoing African Track Cycling Championship in Cairo, Egypt have won one gold, one silver and a bronze. The championship, organised by the African Cycling Confederation, began on Thursday and will end on Sunday. According to the competition’s website, Grace Ayuba won gold in the junior category from the scratch 7.5km event. Former world number five on track cycling in the junior category, Mary Samuel, led the Nigeria team to win silver in team pursuit women elite. Others in the team are Tawakalt Yekeem, Ese Ukpesersye and Rita Oven. Team Nigeria also won a bronze in the team sprint women elite as the championship continues.Tags: Africa Track ChampionshipsAfrican Cycling ConfederationGrace AyubaTeam Nigerialast_img read more

Syracuse forces 32 turnovers in blowout win over No. 12 Duke

first_img Published on January 3, 2016 at 5:45 pm Contact Paul: [email protected] | @pschweds Crystal Primm was trapped along the sideline just beyond half court. She tried pivoting to create space and move the ball. But surrounded by Syracuse defenders, there was nowhere to go.Primm was called for a five-second, closely-guarded violation and Orange head coach Quentin Hillsman pumped his fist as he took steps onto the court.Duke’s next two possessions ended on turnovers by freshman Kyra Lambert. While waiting for the inbounds pass after the second, SU point guard Alexis Peterson slammed her foot into the ground and screamed, “Let’s go, let’s go, let’s go.”Syracuse began the game on a 17-3 run — the Blue Devils committed seven turnovers in that span — and played with the urgency it discussed at a team meeting earlier on Sunday morning.“We knew that if we could get into our pressure, we could cause some problems,” Hillsman said. “And we did.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Orange (11-3, 1-0 Atlantic Coast) obliterated the No. 12 Blue Devils (11-4, 0-1) by forcing 32 turnovers and scoring 27 points off them en route to an 86-50 win in the Carrier Dome. With the win, Hillsman picked up his 200th as SU’s head coach and Syracuse beat a ranked opponent for the first time in four tries this season.“We were all locked in,” Peterson said. “Once we got locked in from the beginning, we stayed there and we never let up.”With less than three minutes left in the second quarter, Duke pulled within nine, the closest it would be the rest of the game.But then Maggie Morrison recorded a steal, hit a 3 and got another steal. A minute later, Morrison stepped in front of the Blue Devils’ Azurá Stevens, who travelled near half court while being smothered by defenders.“You can really exploit (the press) if you move the ball and find your teammates,” Duke head coach Joanne P. McCallie said. “If you hang onto the ball and dribble two or three times, suddenly two people are upon you.”Another turnover and another made 3 off it gave Syracuse a 16-point lead, ending the half on a 9-2 run.The Orange jogged off the court to a standing ovation having already forced 17 turnovers, just two fewer than Duke’s season average.Following the win, Hillsman recognized his team was running out of chances to beat a ranked opponent after losing to then-No. 4 Tennessee, then-No. 5 Maryland and then-No. 24 Arizona State.Two days ago, the head coach said his goal is to get to 20 wins to make the NCAA tournament, but added that his team could use a couple resumé boosters. By beating Duke, the Orange got the one it was looking for.With six minutes left in the third quarter, Duke’s Oderah Chidom drove toward the basket but Brianna Butler stepped in front of her and drew a charge. About 30 seconds later, Cornelia Fondren caused Stevens to turn the ball over, forcing the Blue Devils to call timeout down by 20.As Syracuse’s bench flooded onto the court, Briana Day yelled, “That’s how you fricken play, y’all!”And that’s how the Orange has been playing all season. SU nearly always presses and McCallie said she knew it was coming.Syracuse had averaged about 19 steals per game in its last four games, but all of those were against much weaker nonconference teams. With the 36-point win on Sunday, the Orange handed Duke its biggest conference loss since 1993.“You can’t ask for a better win, in a better fashion, than that,” Peterson said. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more