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Frank Gramarosso named head men's track & field coach

Frank Gramarosso named head men's track & field coach

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For the first time in more than 40 years, North Central’s men’s track and field program will experience a coaching change, as longtime associate head coach Frank Gramarosso has been promoted to the position of head coach, effective Aug.


Biology major wraps up stellar academic, athletic career at North Central

Alex Knobloch becomes both the College's 2010 Outstanding Major in Biology and the 2010 College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin Man of the Year.

Alex Knobloch of East Moline made the most of his experience at North Central College, excelling in both academics and athletics.

Among other honors, the Alleman High School graduate and son of Craig and Barb Knobloch was named the College’s 2010 Outstanding Major in Biology and the 2010 College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin Man of the Year, an award that recognizes the conference’s top male student-athlete.

Alex Knobloch named CCIW Man of the Year

Alex Knobloch named CCIW Man of the Year

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Alex Knobloch ’10 was named the 2010 College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin Man of the Year. Recognized as the conference’s top male student-athlete, he was chosen through a voting process conducted by the CCIW Senior Woman Administrators and Faculty Athletics Representatives. There were five other nominees. Knobloch, a biology major who graduated with a 4.0 GPA, was a member of the travel squad as an alternate for North Central’s national championship-winning cross country team this past season.


Cardinals 25th in Final Directors’ Cup Standings

Cardinals 25th in Final Directors’ Cup Standings

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North Central finished 25th among all NCAA Division III athletics programs in the final Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup all-sports standings for the 2009-2010 academic year, released June 23 by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics. The College’s 25th-place finish is its third highest Directors’ Cup placing ever and is its highest since finishing 22nd in the final standings in 1998-99. North Central finished 30th last year.


Jim Miller receives First Citizen of the College Award

Jim Miller receives First Citizen of the College Award

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Director of Athletics Jim Miller received the Harold and Eva White First Citizen of the College Award during the College’s Commencement exercises June 12. In presenting the award to Miller, President Harold R. Wilde said, “Jim has helped shape this institution in many important ways. … His energy and passion for North Central have helped inspire our recent successes in football, baseball and wrestling and our national championships in cross country and track and field.


Jim Miller receives White First Citizen of the College Award

Jim Miller was named the 19th recipient of the Harold and Eva White First Citizen of the College Award during North Central College's Commencement exercises.

Naperville resident and Director of Athletics Jim Miller was named the 19th recipient of the Harold and Eva White First Citizen of the College Award during North Central College's Commencement exercises on June 12.

The First Citizen of the College Award recognizes a student, faculty or staff member who exemplifies the best of North Central College and honors a "unique spirit and legacy," that of Harold and Eva White, longtime editors and publishers of The Naperville Sun and alumni of the College.

Red Sox draft North Central's Nick Robinson

Red Sox draft North Central's Nick Robinson

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Senior Nick Robinson, who played shortstop for the conference champion Cardinals this season, has been drafted by the Boston Red Sox, according to a report. Robinson, the son of Red Sox Texas-area scout Jim Robinson, likely will sign with the organization and begin his career with the Lowell Spinners, SoxProspects.com reports. Robinson batted .427 with 56 runs scored and set new North Central records for hits (76) and at-bats (178) this season, finishing among the Cardinals' career top 10 in hits (199), at-bats (560), runs (123), total bases (245) and triples (7).


Year-end rally honors student-athletes, celebrates great year

Year-end rally honors student-athletes, celebrates great year

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During the end-of-year rally at Championship Plaza on June 3, student-athletes who participated in national tournaments this year heard congratulations from President Wilde and Al Carius, longtime head coach of the men’s cross country and track and field programs. “There’s never been a year as good as this one for North Central athletics,” Wilde told student-athletes. “It begins with you and with a team vision that extends to study halls, the faculty and the whole community.”


North Central celebrates rare "triple crown" of national championships

North Central College student-athletes are celebrating a rare “triple crown” of national championships.

Contact: Ted Slowik, Director of PR and Media Relations, 630-637-5307, tjslowik@noctrl.edu

June 3, 2010—North Central College student-athletes are celebrating a rare “triple crown” of national championships.

The Cardinals completed their sweep of national titles on May 29 by winning the 2010 NCAA Division III Men’s Outdoor Track and Field National Championship in Berea, Ohio, becoming just the second team in Division III history to sweep the national cross country, indoor track and field, and outdoor track and field championships in one academic year.

Join the national championships celebration June 3

Join the national championships celebration June 3

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Join our student-athletes in celebrating the College’s three national championships this year in men’s cross country, men’s indoor track & field and men’s outdoor track & field. The celebration begins at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, June 3, in Merner Field House. President Harold R. Wilde and head coach Al Carius will give some remarks, and student-athletes will be recognized for their academic and athletic achievements. Go Cards!


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