The Lindenwood University Lions have placed 11th for 2018-19 among 308 NCAA Division II programs in the Learfield Director’s Cup, which uses a point system based on post-season appearances to rank the most successful athletic programs in the country. The ranking is the second highest that Lindenwood has achieved since joining the NCAA Division II.
Presidential Scholarship recipient Guadalupe Medina was included in an article in YR, a national publication produced by young journalists, regarding the difficulties faced by DACA recipients seeking to attend college. Medina was presented as an exception to the rule in that her scholarship afforded her the opportunity to attend at Lindenwood.
Lindenwood University and the city of Wentzville, Mo., announce the sale of the Lindenwood Ice Arena by the university to the city. The purchase was approved by the Wentzville Board of Aldermen at its meeting on June 12. The sale price of $2 million will be paid in annual increments of $100,000 over the next 20 years.
During the 2018-19 academic year, 50 Lindenwood University sport management students took internships and practica with organizations like the PGA, the St. Louis Cardinals, the St. Louis Sports Commission, the Kansas City Chiefs, and many others. Five of those students had internships at the St. Louis Blues and had a rare perspective on a team in the midst of a historic playoff run.
Nearly 4,500 soccer fans came to Lindenwood University’s Harlen Hunter Stadium for a professional soccer match between Saint Louis FC and the MLS’ Chicago Fire. Lindenwood stepped in when the original venue became unavailable due to minor flooding. Saint Louis FC won in an upset by a score of 2-1.
Lindenwood theatre student Anthony Elliott, who did the sound design for the Theatre Department’s recent production of Our Town, was at the center of a May 22 article in a national trade publication, Stage Directions, for the work he did for the production. It’s a great example of how Lindenwood programs provide real experience for students.
Lindenwood University’s Harlen Hunter Stadium on its St. Charles campus will host the U.S. Open Cup Fourth Round soccer match between the Saint Louis FC and Major League Soccer’s (MLS) Chicago Fire at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 11, due to minor flooding at World Wide Technology Soccer Park.
STLToday.com ran an article on June 6 by Lindenwood history professor Steve Gietschier to correspond with the anniversary of the 1944 allied D-Day invasion of Normandy in World War II. The article focuses on baseball Hall of Famer and St. Louis native Yogi Berra, who was involved in the invasion as a member of the U.S. Navy.
Danielle Laramore, classes of 2017 and 2018, came to Lindenwood University-Belleville after transferring as an undergraduate student to complete her bachelor’s degree, and she credits the relationships she built at Lindenwood Belleville as the reason she is now poised to start law school at Southern Illinois University Carbondale in August 2019.
Christian Rodriguez, who plays rugby for the Lions, was featured in the U.S. edition of The Guardian. Lindenwood’s rugby teams are playing this weekend (June 1 and 2) in the Collegiate Rugby Championships in Philadelphia. Lindenwood is the defending champion at the event, portions of which will be televised on ESPN’s network of channels.