All-American center Hannah Munger recently checked in with an update on the knee injury she suffered during last season’s NCAA Div. III championship game.
Hello again everyone!
I just wanted to give a quick update on my knee. Thanks again to those who have been praying and asking about me. My Juniors Abroad trip to East Africa in the month of May was absolutely fantastic! I got to see and experience so much while traveling through Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Zanzibar for three weeks. The Lord blessed me with good health and a strong knee the whole trip. I felt his presence very strongly while traveling and his hand of protection over me the entire time.
And now it has been over six weeks since my surgery in Portland on May 30th. Dr. Colville took such good care of me and delivered the good news of a successful surgery. There was no other damage found besides a torn ACL, which was repaired with my hamstring tendon. Dr. Colville even expressed his surprise when he didn’t find any meniscus damage, and I know the Lord had a hand in that.
My mom drove up from California to stay with me and take care of me post-surgery, and my roommates and teammates continue to support me now. I have been meeting with a physical therapist and doing pool therapy, and have been told my recovery is right on target.
This summer I am living in Newberg and have been blessed with job opportunities that allow me to focus on my recovery and getting ready for the upcoming season! I am most definitely planning on having another great season and am going to come back fighting even harder! Again, thank you to all who have expressed concern and prayer for me during this time. I am overwhelmed with how taken care of I am in this community and am so thankful for the encouragement and support.
A perfect 32-0 record heading into the NCAA Div. III championship game gave way to injury and disappointment for the George Fox women’s basketball team, as they fell to Illinois Wesleyan University 57-48. But despite not reaching their ultimate goal, it was nothing short of an inspiring and memorable season for the Bruins, filled with pride, emotion and last second heroics. Join us as we take a look back at a special season through photos, video, and messages from President Baker, All-American center Hannah Munger and the fans. Continue reading →
Earlier today All-American center Hannah Munger sent President Baker an update on the knee injury she suffered in last Saturday’s NCAA Div. III championship game, and a message for her fans.
First, I want to tell everyone in the Newberg and George Fox community how much your support and prayers have meant to my teammates and I this past season. We have been incredibly blessed to be a part of such a faithful and loving community. This support has been especially encouraging to me during the time of my injury from Saturday’s game. My doctor and the George Fox Athletic Training staff received the results from my MRI and have informed me that I tore my ACL and bruised a bone in my right knee. I am in the process of scheduling an appointment with an orthopedic surgeon to discuss what the next steps will be. There are many things I have to consider before making any future decisions so please continue to pray for me as I talk with my family, the coaching staff, my teammates, and the athletic training staff to make these decisions. Ultimately, these uncertainties will become clearer after I meet with my surgeon when I get back from spending time with my family in California for spring break. I will be sure to keep everyone informed as I begin to gather information and make my decisions. Again, thank you to everyone for offering up so much support. I feel truly blessed to be a part of such a community.
Junior Chris Lumsden got the chance to follow the George Fox women’s basketball team to the NCAA Div. III Sweet 16 in Fredericksburg, Va. But first there was a stop in front of the White House, followed by a Presidential traffic jam.
By Chris Lumsden
This has been a truly incredible trip. Getting to broadcast a Sweet 16 game in Virginia is one thing, but being able to go visit the White House? Epic. Shortly after recording this video yesterday, my friend Justin and I were leaving town until an SUV cop blocked the road right in front of us. We were so mad. Why is this guy blocking the road? Ten minutes after that, about 30 cops and a big black limo came rolling through the street. Any guesses? It was the President’s motorcade. First we visit his house, then we see him driving down the road. Truly unbelievable. It just goes to show how awesome my experience attending George Fox has been.
On Tuesday, Feb. 28 George Fox University announced the hiring of Chris Casey to lead its new football program in 2014. The move to acquire Casey, who won a state championship with Aloha High School in 2010, was big news on the local sports scene. Here’s a taste of the coverage:
The men’s basketball team won their fifth straight game Sunday thanks to the last second heroics of Anthony Sanchez. The Bruins improved to 6-2 in conference play, good for a share of second place. Read the full game report here, but don’t forget to view the video below first! Junior Chris Lumsden brings us the call and postgame commentary.
Recently I had the pleasure of meeting up with and interviewing several former and current student athletes. Take a look at the above video to hear them share their stories, memories and experiences with the athletics department here at George Fox.
Several special events during the George Fox basketball doubleheader Friday, Jan. 28. GFU fans, athletes, and coaches participated in the “Pink Zone” night, originated by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association to raise breast cancer awareness and collect donations for cancer research. A portion of the proceeds from the evening went to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation.
Fans were encouraged to contribute to a “Pink-Out” by wearing pink to the games. The women’s basketball team warmed up in pink shirts and shoelaces, and pink T-shirts were given away to fans all evening
At halftime of the women’s game, the women’s golf team was recognized for its outstanding 2009-10 campaign that carried them to their first Northwest Conference title and a first appearance in the NCAA Division III National Championship Tournament. A banner celebrating their NWC crown was presented to the team.