WESTMINSTER - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/WESTMINSTER News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Westminster student in new volley of women in Army artillery http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57758584-90/chavez-artillery-field-army.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57758584-90/chavez-artillery-field-army.html.csp">Westminster student in new volley of women in Army artillery</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Nate Carlisle</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-07T10:52:35.004-06:00">Updated Apr 7, 2014 10:52AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Cadet Rosa Chavez didn’t know what the lieutenant colonel had just said. Field artillery? Did that mean she was going into infantry or armor? Chavez wondered, as the rest of her ROTC classmates stood in the hallway hearing their postings. The lieutenant colonel explained later. Field artillery entails soldiers hauling modern-day cannons onto the battlefield and firing them at the enemy. After Chavez earns her commission as a second lieutenant next month and graduates from Westminster College,...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57758584@www.sltrib.com Mon, 07 Apr 2014 10:52:35 MDT Westminster women lose to Wiley 75-58 in NAIA quarterfinals http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57718283-77/westminster-wiley-naia-percent.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57718283-77/westminster-wiley-naia-percent.html.csp">Westminster women lose to Wiley 75-58 in NAIA quarterfinals</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-22T23:15:58.658-06:00">Updated Mar 22, 2014 11:15PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The No. 1 seed Westminster women’s basketball team lost to No. 3 seed Wiley (Texas) 75-58 on Saturday in Frankfort, Ky., in the quarterfinals of the NAIA Division I national championship. The Griffins (26-3) shot well (45.7 percent, including 40 percent on 3-pointers), but couldn’t keep up with the hot-shooting Wildcats, who made 60 percent (33 of 55) of their shots from the field. Wiley (30-4) also forced Westminster into 21 turnovers. Wiley, which advances into the NAIA semis for the first tim...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57718283@www.sltrib.com Sat, 22 Mar 2014 23:15:58 MDT Westminster women’s basketball team wins, advances to NAIA quarterfinals http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57714923-77/westminster-naia-women-griffins.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57714923-77/westminster-naia-women-griffins.html.csp">Westminster women’s basketball team wins, advances to NAIA quarterfinals</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-21T22:11:02.431-06:00">Updated Mar 21, 2014 10:11PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The No. 1 seed Westminster women advanced to their third NAIA quarterfinals in four seasons with a 65-56 win over No. 4 seed Mid-America Nazarene (Kan.) on Friday in Frankfort, Ky. The Griffins jumped out to a couple of big first-half leads, but the Pioneers kept fighting back and trimmed Westminster’s lead to 25-21 heading into halftime on a buzzer-beater by Brooke Rinehart. In the second half, however, the Griffins (26-2) went on a 13-3 run to take a double-digit lead. Mid-America Nazarene nev...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57714923@www.sltrib.com Fri, 21 Mar 2014 22:11:02 MDT State colleges: Southern Utah, Westminster women win tournament openers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57709872-77/westminster-points-colorado-game.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57709872-77/westminster-points-colorado-game.html.csp">State colleges: Southern Utah, Westminster women win tournament openers</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-20T22:13:35.765-06:00">Updated Mar 20, 2014 10:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Southern Utah women’s basketball team didn’t just show up Thursday night at Moby Arena in Fort Collins, Colo., in the opening round of the NIT. The Thunderbirds (23-9) blew by the Colorado State Rams 71-56 to move into the second round against Colorado. That game will be at 7 p.m. Saturday in Boulder, Colo. The Rams finished 25-8. Southern Utah’s Hailey Mandelko had a game-high 19 points. Desiree Jackson and Maylinn Smith each chipped in 11 points. The Thunderbirds dominated on the glass, ou...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57709872@www.sltrib.com Thu, 20 Mar 2014 22:13:35 MDT State colleges: SLCC men bumped from NJCAA on 3-pointer at buzzer http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57705242-77/westminster-buzzer-pointer-points.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57705242-77/westminster-buzzer-pointer-points.html.csp">State colleges: SLCC men bumped from NJCAA on 3-pointer at buzzer</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-19T22:02:02.11-06:00">Updated Mar 19, 2014 10:02PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Salt Lake Community College men’s basketball team got a huge boost Wednesday night when Gary Payton II drilled a 3-pointer to tie the game at 78 with 4.1 seconds to go. But the elation evapoated on the next possession as Columbia State Community College’s Arturs Bremmers knocked down the game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer to give CSCC (29-3) an 81-78 win over SLCC (27-7) in the “Sweet 16” of the NJCAA Division I championships in Hutchinson, Kan. Jaden Jackson and Neal Monson had 18 points ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57705242@www.sltrib.com Wed, 19 Mar 2014 22:02:02 MDT Westminster basketball: Griffin women want it all in NAIA tourney http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57698292-77/griffins-jarrard-utah-naia.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57698292-77/griffins-jarrard-utah-naia.html.csp">Westminster basketball: Griffin women want it all in NAIA tourney</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lya Wodraska</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-18T23:48:24.292-06:00">Updated Mar 18, 2014 11:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The school colors are purple and gold instead of red and white and the mascot is named after a mythical creature, not a Native American tribe, but in many ways Westminster’s women’s basketball team could be thought of as another version of the University of Utah. The Griffins, named for a fabricated creature that is a cross between an eagle and a lion, have quietly grown into one of NAIA’s best women’s basketball programs in the country. The Griffins (24-2) are one of the top seeds in the tourna...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57698292@www.sltrib.com Tue, 18 Mar 2014 23:48:24 MDT Westminster men face Benedictine in NAIA tournament http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57697934-77/tournament-benedictine-game-naia.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57697934-77/tournament-benedictine-game-naia.html.csp">Westminster men face Benedictine in NAIA tournament</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-18T23:48:24.402-06:00">Updated Mar 18, 2014 11:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Westminster men’s basketball team has qualified for the NAIA Division I national championship tournament for the first time since 2010, and will play a first-round game Wednesday against No. 11 seed Benedictine College (Kan.). The game will be played in Kansas City, Mo., and is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. MDT. The unseeded Griffins, who earned an at-large berth, are 19-12 overall and have won six of their last eight games. They finished the regular season ranked No. 21 in the NAIA Coaches’ ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57697934@www.sltrib.com Tue, 18 Mar 2014 23:48:24 MDT Westminster basketball: Griffins win Frontier Conference women’s tournament http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57667289-77/frontier-state-westminster-aggies.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57667289-77/frontier-state-westminster-aggies.html.csp">Westminster basketball: Griffins win Frontier Conference women’s tournament</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">Staff and Wire Reports</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-11T23:33:02.341-06:00">Updated Mar 11, 2014 11:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Alli Blake scored 20 points as the Westminster College women’s basketball team defeated Lewis-Clark State 59-58 on Tuesday at Behnken Field House to win the Frontier Conference tournament. Kelsi Wells added 11 points for the Griffins (24-2), who earned a spot in the NAIA National Championships, March 19-25 in Frankfort, Ky. Men’s golf BYU finished third in the Fresno State Classic, paced by Joe Parkinson’s ninth-place individual finish. Parkinson shot a 72 in the final round and finished 7-o...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57667289@www.sltrib.com Tue, 11 Mar 2014 23:33:02 MDT Westminster College claims eight medals http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsolympicsblog/57592732-229/former-gold-westminster-freestyle.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsolympicsblog/57592732-229/former-gold-westminster-freestyle.html.csp">Westminster College claims eight medals</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-24T15:16:01.515-06:00">Updated Feb 24, 2014 03:16PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">With contributions from three former students, including two athletes representing other countries, Salt Lake City's Westminster College ended up with eight medals in the 2014 Olympics - including four golds.Vic Wild, a former student who now competes for Russia after marrying a Russian snowboarder, won two gold medals in snowboarding. Jonathan Midol, another former student who's from France, earned a bronze medal in skicross. Westminster's U.S. medalists included former student Kaitlyn Farringt...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57592732@www.sltrib.com Mon, 24 Feb 2014 15:16:01 MDT Westminster, Winter Sports School enjoying students' success http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsolympicsblog/57578175-229/gold-ski-bronze-skiing.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsolympicsblog/57578175-229/gold-ski-bronze-skiing.html.csp">Westminster, Winter Sports School enjoying students' success</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-21T04:03:02.113-06:00">Updated Feb 21, 2014 04:03AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The schools are not rivals in any sense, and they share ties to a gold medalist. Just the same, it has been fun to track the success of The Winter Sports School in Park City and Westminster College of Salt Lake City in these Games. Through its partnership with the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Association, Westminster offers tuition grants to athletes. The school lists four 2014 medalists as current students: Joss Christensen (gold, ski slopestyle), Maddie Bowman (gold, ski halfpipe), Devin Logan (silver...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57578175@www.sltrib.com Fri, 21 Feb 2014 04:03:02 MDT Olympics: Utah’s Westminster College influential in Sochi http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57560700-77/skiing-westminster-alpine-nordic.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57560700-77/skiing-westminster-alpine-nordic.html.csp">Olympics: Utah’s Westminster College influential in Sochi</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kurt Kragthorpe </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-18T23:19:17.377-06:00">Updated Feb 18, 2014 11:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Sochi, Russia • As a teenager, Faye Gulini never pictured herself in a college classroom. She happily pursued a professional snowboarding career, made the U.S. Olympic team and figured her high school education would be good enough. “I didn’t want to go to college,” Gulini said. Now, at 21, she’s thriving in a partnership between Westminster College and the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association that enables the 3,100-student school in east Salt Lake City to claim the biggest collegiate representati...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57560700@www.sltrib.com Tue, 18 Feb 2014 23:19:17 MDT Ex-technician earns snowboardcross medal http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsolympicsblog/57560958-229/deibold-medal-among-medals.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsolympicsblog/57560958-229/deibold-medal-among-medals.html.csp">Ex-technician earns snowboardcross medal</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-18T06:14:02.277-06:00">Updated Feb 18, 2014 06:14AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Alex Deibold went from behind the scenes of the Olympics to the medals podium in four years.Deibold, who's from Vermont and is listed among Westminster College's 23 students on the U.S. team, earned a bronze medal in Tuesday's men's snowboardcross event. In 2010, he acted as a technician for the team, charged with waxing, scraping and grinding the snowboards for competition. He was a surprising medalist, after the more celebrated U.S. riders Nate Holland and Nick Baumgartner were eliminated in t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57560958@www.sltrib.com Tue, 18 Feb 2014 06:14:02 MDT