Capital University is proud to welcome four new members into the Athletics Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2017. They include Tom McCurdy '79 (football), Nici Workman '04 (volleyball), James Mayer '96 (baseball), and Pam Briggs (volleyball).
Capital had a wildly successful Saturday morning of volleyball, winning both of its matches in straight sets to finish their stay at the Ginny Hunt Kilt Classic with a 3-1 mark and improve its overall record to 7-6.
A blend of new talent and seasoned veteran leadership was headlined in Friday night's split at the Ginny Hunt Kilt Classic in Wooster. Leighann Osborne put down 17 kills in the first match, while Graysan Braun tallied 15 in the nightcap.
On Sept. 2, Capital SAAC embarked on a relief effort to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey by collecting clothes and money to donate to the Houston Food Bank. SAAC raised more than $225 and combined with Cap Athletics to send six boxes of clothes to Houston, Texas.
Kasey Parkhurst reset her career high in kills, and Bryanna Masters recorded her first career double-double. Despite these and other notable Capital performances, the Crusaders were unable to put away the Big Red on Wednesday night.
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Capital Volleyball was searching for win number four in a row on the final day of the Quaker Classic, but fell in straight sets to Indiana-East despite another day with double-digit for senior Kasey Parkhurst.
Freshmen Madison Watt and Maria Sadek had successful debuts for Capital Women's Tennis after posting wins in their respective singles matches, though the Crusaders dropped a 7-2 decision to Transylvania University.
Capital received its second strong test when nationally-ranked Carnegie Mellon visited Purmort Field at Bernohr Stadium on Friday afternoon. The Tartans scored early and often to take an early advantage and ride that out to a 5-0 victory over the Crusaders.
Capital opened its season at home with a 3-1 (25-22, 25-20, 18-25, 25-20) victory over Ohio University-Chillicothe on Wednesday night. Senior Kasey Parkhurst had a demonstrative performance with 21 kills to lead the offense.
The 2016 campaign ended far too soon and in a less-than-desirable way for quarterback Thomas Wibbeler. Healthy, determined, and focused, the junior is back under center and ready to lead Cap Football to more improvement in 2017.