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A baseball coach and athlete

Sports Management and Educational Athletics

Posted on 4/20/2018 by Tom White - 2 minute read

It is important to differentiate between two contrasting areas of emphasis within graduate sport studies.  Clarifying these differences will assist prospective students make an informed decision regarding the course of study that best is suited for them.

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Tags: coaching, sports


Matthew Hansen

Matthew Hansen: Distinguished Service Award

Posted on 3/22/2018 by CUI Magazine - 2 minute read

Matthew Hansen '84, mathematics teacher and dean of academics at Orange Lutheran High School, received this year’s Distinguished Service Award from CUI, honoring his more than thirty years of teaching and pioneering in the sciences.

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Tags: alumnus, leadership, sports


CUI's Gym (CU Arena)

Facilities Upgrades Enhance Playing Experience

Posted on 1/8/2018 by CUI Magazine - 1 minute read

Fans of Eagles athletics will notice significant upgrades to two playing surfaces where players are enjoying a cooler, springier playing experience.

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Tags: sports


Bailee Blankemeier in CUI breezeway

Bailee Blankemeier '18: A Balanced Life

Posted on 1/8/2018 by CUI Magazine - 2 minute read

I started swimming competitively when I was six and became obsessed with the sport in middle school and high school. I never went to a football game because I was at swim practices in the evenings. I woke up daily at 4:30 or 5 a.m. to practice. When people asked, “What do you do?” all I could say was “Swimming.” I didn’t have any other interests and that scared me.

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Tags: sports


NCAA logo gets added to the CU Arena entrance

It's Official! CUI Joins NCAA Division II

Posted on 12/15/2017 by CUI Magazine - 10 minute read

In a historic move, Concordia University Irvine has completed a three-year journey to become a member of NCAA Division II, a change that is already enhancing academics, athletic competition and CUI’s visibility and reputation nationwide.

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Tags: sports


Cruz and PGA pro talking

Joe Cruz: PGA Dream Job

Posted on 8/24/2017 by CUI Magazine - 3 minute read

Joe Cruz ’07 left a real estate job to be a golf caddy. Today, he caddies for PGA Tour golfer Adam Hadwin.

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Tags: alumnus, sports


Men's Lacrosse team Won Nationals

Men's Lacrosse Makes History at CUI

Posted on 8/22/2017 by CUI Magazine - 2 minute read

CUI’s men's lacrosse program capped a historic season with their first national championship in May. For a team that had just 12 players a few years ago, “It’s been a pretty incredible turnaround,” says fourth-year coach Ryan Brent, who coached the men’s and women’s club teams.

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Tags: sports, team


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