The York College Panthers ousted the Duer Bracket’s top seed St. Francis (Joliet, Ill.) in the first round of the NAIA Div. II Championships 87-79 on Thursday and nipped No. 5 Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.) 78-77 in Friday’s second round. However, The Panthers exciting run in the tournament came to a hault Saturday night at the hands of No. 2 Indiana Weselyan in an 89-64 defeat. The Wildcats shot an impressive 58% from the floor to the Panthers' 40%. York's leading scorer for the year, Cameron Coleman, a 6-5 junior from Allen, Texas, had a season-ending injury in the first half of the contest.
Congratulations to Coach Deal and the entire team on a wonderful 25-10 season!
Read the NAIA's coverage of the game.
In another of the fantastic finishes at the NAIA Division II Men's Basketball Championship, the Cinderella team of 2016, No. 8 York College, held on to defeat No. 5 Dakota Wesleyan, 78-77.
Head Coach Delton Deal commented on the win, "It was a tough game from the beginning. We got down a little bit early but kept clawing and fighting back. Really, we won the game because of our defense. We had about five incredible stops at the end of the game. I can't be more proud of these guys; we just refuse to lose."
When asked how he felt about making it to the elite eight, Coach Deal said, "It's awesome to make history. It's one step up from where we've been before. We say, 'We're not done; we're just getting started.'"
The poetry, prose, and graphic arts of 19 York College contributors are featured in the most recent issue of Unvarnished Words, the student literary magazine, released last week.
The publication is the work of Sigma Tau Delta, the English honor society, under the guidance of the English department faculty, Beverly McNeese and Jennifer Dutch.
A student editing team collected works from among classmates, compiled the content and completed the layout of the publication. More than a vehicle for arts on campus, the publication is a real world opportunity for students to practice workplace skills that they may employ in the print industry.
YC Panthers pulled off the biggest upset in NAIA Div. II men's basketball history with an 87-79 upset over #1 seed Univeristy of St. Francis in the late game Thursday night. York rallied from 10 points down in each half to become the first team to ever defeat a number one seed in the first round of the event (this is the initial year of having a number one seed in each of four brackets). York, now 24-9, advances to meet No. 5 Dakota Wesleyan tonight at 9:15pm.
Read the NAIA's coverage of the game Click here for a recap of the tournament's first round.
York College Associate Professor of History Tim McNeese will be featured on NET Television later this month, talking about General John J. Pershing on the program Nebraska Stories.
Nebraskans can tune in to NET-1 on Thursday, March 24 at 7 p.m. CST to see the program.
Today, Pershing’s name is recognized by few Americans, even in Nebraska where an important part of Pershing’s life unfolded. In 1891, Pershing began a four-year stay at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he led the cadet training program while attending law school.
More than 40 high-achieving students from Christian high schools in six states will meet on the beautiful York College campus for a weeklong course in character-driven leadership, July 10-16. The Presidential Leadership Institute will be taught by college faculty, leadership experts, CEOs, and politicians who will provide a multifaceted look at leadership.
The program is offered only to schools in the National Christian School Association. Each of the eight schools participating will send a delegation of students who will address a specific challenge facing their school. The students will learn about leadership through lectures and activities, then put the information to work as they spend the week creating plans to address their school’s needs.
York College announced today the recipients of its most prestigious academic financial award, the Presidential Scholarship.
The Presidential Scholarship, valued at full tuition for four years, was established in 2006 to recognize the merits of incoming freshmen and reward academic achievement as well as moral character.
Qualified candidates were invited to the campus to be interviewed by a panel of the college’s faculty. This year, the panel selected two recipients, Marissa Bressler and Alexis Martens, who will represent the very best of York College starting in the fall 2016 semester.
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