This week the Aurora University Athletic program is celebrating NCAA Division III Week. The university sponsors 24 Div. III men’s and women’s teams, which engage some 20 percent of the university’s student body.
The 2014-2015 Women’s Soccer Team was recognized as the recipient of the Jim Scott Award during the spring 2016 honors convocation. This was the eighth time the team has received the award.
It takes more than pumping iron to get the most out of a strength and conditioning program. For one thing, it takes hours of meticulous behind-the-scenes planning, which is exactly what Chad Trudo and his staff are doing this summer.
In recent years, the university invested heavily in the renovation of training, conditioning, practice and competition environments in or near Alumni Hall. And to ensure all of our Spartan teams experience a distinctive home field advantage, AU concurrently launched a search to identify a site for development of additional facilities.
Nicki Pieart, assistant athletic director and head athletic trainer, is an excellent example of the “service before self ” mantra. Her dedication to serving both the campus and greater Aurora community through numerous service initiatives is admirable.