Last week in Pippa Passes was extra busy with exciting sports action. The men’s and women’s basketball teams competed in the River States Conference (RSC) Tournament and represented Alice Lloyd College well. In men’s basketball competition, the men fell to Indiana University Southeast 90-77 on Wednesday in the RSC Quarterfinals and then were defeated by Asbury 88-70 in the NCCAA Mideast Regional Championship on Saturday. The women’s team won their RSC Quarterfinals matchup against IUSE 74-73 and advanced on to the Semifinals. In the semifinals, the Lady Eagles were defeated by Midway University 76-60.
The baseball and softball teams also represented ALC well last week with several wins. On Tuesday, the baseball team defeated Pikeville 4-2 and on Friday they split games with Wright State-Lake Campus winning their first game 4-2 before falling 3-2 and 5-3. The softball team is on a win streak of four games as they swept Berea College with scores 13-0 and 25-3 on Thursday and they swept Miami-Hamilton by scores of 4-0 and 8-4 on Sunday evening.
Outside of sports action, ALC hosted several community events last week starting with a convocation on Tuesday in the Campbell Arts Center auditorium. The guest performer was former ALC student Cody Howard. Cody performed several original songs inspired by his hometown roots in Eastern Kentucky. For more about Cody, his music, and the event, click here.
On Thursday, Student Activities hosted a cornhole tournament in the evening and the Resident Advisors conducted dormitory room checks. Later that night, at 8:30pm, Student Activities partnered with the Student Government Association to host a Valentine’s Dance in Cushing Hall.
This week in Pippa Passes students will take midterm exams and prepare for spring break. While this week won’t be as busy as last week, there will still be community events to attend and sports action to watch.
On Tuesday at 1 pm, participating students will compete against each other in the 30th Annual James V. Mongiardo Speech Competition. This year’s theme is Resilience and there are $1300 in prizes at stake. For more information about the competition, check out this previous edition of This Week in Pippa Passes. When the competition concludes and the results are in, be on the lookout for an article under the Latest News tab on our website’s home page.
Later in the week, the Resident Advisors will host Open Dorms in the men’s dormitories on Thursday from 7pm to 9 pm. Then, on Friday and Saturday the baseball team will take on Point Park University while the softball team faces off against the University of Cincinnati Clermont. The Lady Eagles basketball team will play Friday at 5pm in the first round of the NCCAA Mideast Regional Championships. Both basketball teams are hoping for a bid to this year’s NCCAA National Championships. Next week’s edition of This Week in Pippa Passes, as well as our Athletics Page, will keep you up to date on our basketball teams’ postseason play.
Next week in Pippa Passes is Spring Break, so there will be no convocations, no open dorms, and no room checks. Though there will be no classes or campus events during spring break, there will be some athletic events to attend during the week. On Monday, the baseball team will take on Johnson University in Tennessee, and then the Eagles will take on Kentucky Christian at home on Tuesday before facing Johnson University again on Wednesday at home. The baseball team will also play against West Virginia University Tech on Friday and Saturday of next week. For more information about athletics, such as schedules, rosters, and scores, check out our ALC Athletics Page here.
For more information on what’s happening this week and the rest of the semester, check out the latest edition of The Campus Voice. The Campus Voice newsletter is published weekly by the office of Student Services. The newsletter contains announcements not found in This Week in Pippa Passes as well as campus events, sports schedules, weekend duty information, and much more!