• Jamerson Named Head Athletic Trainer
    May 29, 2020
    SHERMAN, Texas – Austin College has named Hayley Jamerson its new head athletic trainer, athletics director David Norman has announced.
  • Senior Reflection: Katie Seibert
    May 22, 2020
    I can just imagine standing in Sid Rich Gymnasium, surrounded by fellow athletes, coaching and athletic staff, faculty, family, and friends for Athletics Convocation. Sometimes you can barely recognize the athletes around you – out of jerseys and uniforms, we are all dressed up for what feels like the first time in forever. It is a celebration – a celebration of the hard work and dedication both athletes, coaches, and training staff have put in over the last year.
  • Austin College Celebrates 2019-20 with Athletics Team Awards
    May 21, 2020
    SHERMAN, Texas – The Austin College coaches and team members have announced honors for more than 50 student-athletes with its annual end of the year awards, recognizing many of the standout members of the athletics department’s 18 varsity programs.
  • Mercadel Working to #BreakTheStigma
    May 08, 2020
    SHERMAN, Texas - This week, the NCAA launched its #BreakTheStigma campaign, a social media effort to bring awareness to mental health. The goal, as indicated by the campaign's hashtag, is to do away with the stigma surrounding mental health issues in general, and among student-athletes in particular.
  • Austin College SAAC Elects New Leadership for 2020-21
    May 04, 2020
    SHERMAN, Texas - In a vote by the members of the Austin College Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, new leadership has been elected heading into the 2020-2021 academic calendar. Men's basketball player Justice Mercadel will serve as the group's president, baseball player Aneurin Minson will be the vice president, and cross country and distance track runner Danielle Lozano will lead the group's communications and community outreach goals.
  • Four 'Roos Named ACWPC Division III All-America
    April 29, 2020
    SHERMAN, Texas - Austin College women's water polo player Lexi Wong was named a first team All-American by the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches, and Valery Piachonkina, Brooke Le, and Sophie Oliver were each honorable mention All-America selections.
  • No DFP, No Problem - Part 8!
    April 28, 2020
    Good morning, 'Roo Nation! Last time we talked about warming up, today’s topic is about cooling down. 
  • Former 'Roo Cicci Named TABC Small College Assistant Coach of the Year
    April 22, 2020
    RICHARDSON, Texas - After her first season with the UT Dallas women's basketball program, assistant coach Olivia Cicci has been honored as the Small College Assistant Coach of the Year by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches. Cicci is a 2017 graduate of Austin College, where she played for the 'Roo women's basketball program.
  • Men's Hoops Alum Burton Named TABC Small College Coach of the Year
    April 22, 2020
    SUGAR LAND, Texas – Texas A&M University-Commerce head women's basketball coach Jason Burton has been named the Small College Women's Head Coach of the Year by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches.
  • No DFP, No Problem - Part 7!
    April 21, 2020
    Today we want to talk about warming up before working out. The warm-up should gently prepare the body for exercises by gradually increasing the heart rate and circulation; this will loosen the joints and increase blood flow to the muscles.
  • Minson Named Modern Woodmen Student-Athlete of the Week
    April 17, 2020
    SHERMAN, Texas - Austin College Athletics is excited to announce the Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial Student-Athlete of the Week, an award highlighting our great student-athletes on and off the field of play each week. This week's honoree is 'Roo baseball player Aneurin Minson.
  • Legends Weekend 2020 Canceled
    April 16, 2020
    SHERMAN, Texas – After careful consideration, Austin College has announced the cancelation of this year’s Legends Weekend. The event was originally slated to take place August 7-9 on the Austin College campus.
  • Seibert Named Modern Woodmen Student-Athlete of the Week
    April 10, 2020
    SHERMAN, Texas - Austin College Athletics is excited to announce the Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial Student-Athlete of the Week, an award highlighting our great student-athletes on and off the field of play each week. This week's honoree is 'Roo women's tennis player Katie Seibert.
  • Postcards From Austin College - Hughey Gym
    April 09, 2020
    President Steven O'Day and First Lady Cece launch a new communication from campus called Postcards from Austin College. They lead the way on a quick tour of Hughey Gymnasium and progress on the new flooring of Jim Rolfe Court.
  • 'Roo Tennis Celebrates Senior Class
    April 09, 2020
    SHERMAN, Texas - The Austin College men's and women's tennis teams are celebrating their graduating seniors today, with head coach Jeff Kutac recognizing the his five women and four men who wrapped up their careers in 2020.
  • No DFP, No Problem - Part 5!
    April 09, 2020
    Good morning, Roo Nation! Over the past few weeks we have covered cardio respiratory fitness and muscular endurance components. Another health-related fitness component is flexibility. 
  • Celebrating National Student-Athlete Day 2020
    April 06, 2020
    Thank you to all of our student-athletes! #RooNation #Fierce
  • Schedule a Virtual Visit to Austin College!
    April 06, 2020
    In support of our nation's call to prohibit the spread of the COVID-19 virus and practice social distancing, we are cancelling all in-person campus visits through the end of the semester, or until the CDC allows for movement among our communities. We are offering weekly virtual visits and invite you to participate and explore our campus from the comfort of your living room.
  • No DFP, No Problem - Part 4!
    April 04, 2020
    Good morning, 'RooNation! Today, we wanted to talk about the intensity of physical activity. There are many methods for quantifying intensity but today I would like to focus on metabolic equivalents (METs). 
  • Nagy Named Modern Woodmen Student-Athlete of the Week
    April 03, 2020
    SHERMAN, Texas - Austin College Athletics is excited to announce the Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial Student-Athlete of the Week, an award highlighting our great student-athletes on and off the field of play each week. This week's honoree is 'Roo softball player Caitlin Nagy.
  • Coronavirus Message from President O'Day
    April 02, 2020
    A week ago, I shared a message letting you know that Austin College would continue to evaluate the circumstances of the ongoing pandemic in real-time before making the next critical decision about extending remote-only teaching beyond April 10. During the past few days, our nation has watched the crisis unfold in more cities and states, resulting in official mandates to limit travel for many parts of our country.
  • No DFP, No Problem - Part 3!
    March 30, 2020
    Good morning, Roo Nation! Last week, we shared with you some excellent information about aerobic fitness and some campus routes. Hopefully, you took advantage of this past week's beautiful weather for your outdoor fitness. Today we’d like to offer some suggestions of how you can incorporate some resistance work into your aerobic 'ROOtine!
  • Padilla Named Modern Woodmen Student-Athlete of the Week
    March 27, 2020
    SHERMAN, Texas - Austin College Athletics is excited to announce the Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial Student-Athlete of the Week, an award highlighting our great student-athletes on and off the field of play each week. This week's honoree is 'Roo men's tennis player Andres Padilla.
  • A Message from President O'Day - 03.26.2020
    March 25, 2020
    We are more than halfway through our first week of classes of remote learning, and I wanted to share with you a few updates and thoughts as we navigate these challenging times together. We continue to send our good wishes for health and safety to our students, their families, our staff, and faculty.
  • No DFP, No Problem - Part 2!
    March 26, 2020
    Good morning, 'Roo Nation! Earlier this week we gave you three of the best body weight exercises to do without equipment. oday we want to give you more suggestions on what you can do to keep up or start your fitness 'ROOtine!
  • 'Roo Tales: The Perfect Game of Charlie Robertson
    March 24, 2020
    On April 30, 1922, an Austin College Kangaroo threw a perfect game in the Majors. It’s only been done 21 times since 1901. Very few states, let alone alma maters, can claim a perfect game pitcher as one’s own. Amazingly, Austin College can.
  • Important Health Resources Information
    March 24, 2020
    We hope that everyone in 'RooNation is taking your health seriously and doing what you can to take care of yourselves physically and emotionally.
  • No DFP, No Problem!
    March 23, 2020
    Greetings from the Austin College Exercise and Sports Studies/Athletics Department! Welcome back to campus and greetings if you are reading this remotely! As you know, the Mason Complex indoor facilities are closed until further notice. Today, we are starting our "NO DFP, NO PROBLEM!" series.
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