Natasha Martin led the Wildcats to a pair of non-conference victories last week as Ria Denny collected her first wins as manager and JWU evened its record at .500. In the opening win of the week, Martin buried the only goal of the contest to lift the Wildcats to a 1-0 win over Bethel College (Kan.) on Friday. Martin then returned Sunday to explode for four goals as JWU defeated Mills College, 8-0. The eight total goals marked the program’s highest mark since 2017 when the team posted 10 in a win over Lincoln Christian. On the week, Martin finished with 10 points on five total goals.
Johnson & Wales University has successfully completed the first provisional year of its NCAA Division III membership process, the NCAA Division III Membership Committee informed University President Dr. Richard Wiscott on Thursday.
Jorden Smith is a former JWU Denver men’s volleyball player who captained the Wildcats to the NAIA National Invitational tournament in 2011. Smith returned to campus this week as a keynote speaker for the College of Hospitality Management’s ‘Innovation in Sports, Entertainment & Event (SEEM) Management Conference.’ Prior to Friday’s conference, Smith sat down for lunch with faculty, staff and student-athletes to discuss a variety of topics.