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Hall of Famers: 2011-12 Golf Team

From left: Dan Ott, John Perrine, Jerry Temple, PJ Tighe, Cameron Sprowls, Head Coach Harry Jennings, Assistant Coach Mark Hall, Andrew Baldo The Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference has inducted the 2011-12 Wilmington University men’s golf team into the CACC Hall of Fame.  During a thrilling season that featured numerous team and individual honors, the 2011–12 group won both the Northeast…
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Kim Huggins-Habbert: Setting a High Ceiling

Kim Huggins-Habbert has good memories of the days when her women’s volleyball team played at the Pratt Student Center. But she’s grateful that Wilmington University chose to invest in its state-of-the-art Athletics Complex in Newark, Delaware, which opened in 2012.  …
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Nick Papanicolas: Coaching ‘The Beautiful Game’

Nick Papanicolas When Dimitrios and Maria Papanicolas arrived in the United States from Greece in 1968, their plan was to stay only a few years to help Dimitrios’ brothers with their new restaurant on Kirkwood Highway in Wilmington. Hundreds of past and present Wilmington…
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Recruiting Champions Worldwide

Soccer Wildcat Manuela Restrepo Ramirez hails from Medellin, Colombia. They come from Austria, England, Spain, the Czech Republic, Jamaica, South Africa, Colombia, and other countries throughout the world. With skills that could take them to many colleges, these student-athletes choose Wilmington University.  WilmU may not offer the typical campus environment, with dorms, sororities, and…
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Powerful Words from Student-Athletes

Support. Family. Educate. Care. Team. Leaders. Express. Speak. Listen. Wilmington University staff, faculty, and students will be seeing those words in various formats and venues this fall. They are among the most prominent elements in a word cloud created by the…
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On the Road with Juan-Pablo Bernal

left to right:Henric Karlsson, club director at Kramfors Alliansen, Sweden, shaking hands with Juan-Pablo Bernal. sealing Juan’s first professional contract as a soccer player. For Juan-Pablo Bernal, soccer — “the global game” — opened a door to the world.
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Wildcats Have Made Their Mark In Division II

It’s been 15 years since Wilmington University sports transitioned from NAIA to the more competitive NCAA Division II status, and the numbers indicate the move has been successful. Back in 2004, the University fielded teams in nine sports: baseball, softball, women’s volleyball, men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s soccer, and men’s and women’s basketball. Golf was…
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Wildcat Athletes Take Their Games to Europe

Two former Wildcat athletes are pursuing their sports in Europe on the professional level after record-setting careers at the University. Amelia Simmons Amelia Simmons, class of 2010, the only basketball All-American (Division II) in WilmU’s history, has played in Germany…
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Athletics Hall of Fame Inducts Dr. Robertson

Long-time Faculty Athletics Representative (FAR) Dr. Clinton Robertson, also assistant dean of the College of Business, was inducted into the Wilmington University Athletics Hall of Fame on April 15. Dr. Clint Robertson and his wife, Angie, at the Wilmington University Athletics Hall of Fame induction ceremony The University’s first FAR, Dr. Robertson was instrumental in guiding the Athletics…
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