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GCU Launches Track and Field Program

March 29, 2010 / by / 0 Comment

Full competition will start next school year in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference under new coach Tom Flood. By Zane Ewton Communications Staff Grand Canyon University increased its intercollegiate athletics teams to 22 with the addition of men’s and women’s track and field in late December, and new coach Tom Flood is excited about the prospects. Flood thinks GCU track and field will give current students an opportunity to compete and will quickly become an attractive option for local high school talent. “We want student-athletes who are willing to work hard, have a great attitude and show up every day,” he says. “GCU is a great institution, and the good Lord will bless us with the students he wants for this campus.” GCU now has more sports than any other intercollegiate athletics program in Arizona. Flood is using this spring to give the University’s cross-country athletes an opportunity to continue training and compete. He also is recruiting for the 2010-11 season. Flood’s assistant coach is Dr. Kim Sims, head coach of GCU’s cross-country program. Next school year will kick off a full competition schedule, indoor and outdoor, for both the men’s and women’s track teams. GCU will compete in the […]

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GCU Inducts Three Into Athletics Hall of Fame

February 03, 2010 / by / 0 Comment

GCU honored three new inductees into its athletics Hall of Fame at the 2010 Homecoming Hall of Fame Dinner, Friday, January 29. The honorees included former baseball star Tim Salmon, ex-men’s basketball coach Ben Lindsey and the 1996 NCAA Division II national champion men’s soccer team. Tim Salmon Major League Baseball fans affectionately know Salmon as “King Fish.” A 14-year veteran of the Los Angeles Angels, he is considered one of the greatest players in the franchise’s history. The former right fielder and World Series champion also is recognized for hitting it out of the park for the families he supports through his many humanitarian projects, which earned him an honorary doctor of public service degree from GCU in 2006. Like most baseball players, Salmon’s journey began as a Little Leaguer in Long Beach, Calif. While he was a student at GCU in the mid-1980s, he set numerous baseball records, met his future wife, Marci, and began a spiritual relationship with his Savior. In 2009, he received his Bachelor of Science degree in applied management from GCU, completing the degree program that he started as a freshman in 1986. After three record-setting seasons at Brazell Stadium, Salmon made his major […]

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