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56 Seahawk athletes set to graduate

Kep Brown (36) during UNCW's matchup against Coastal Carolina at Brooks Field on March 26, 2019.

Noah Powers, Sports Editor

May 8, 2020

WILMINGTON — Despite adversity faced due to COVID-19, UNC Wilmington athletes still found the focus to finish the 2019-2020 academic year strong. 14 of UNCW's 18 athletic teams boast at least one graduate on their roster. The swimming & diving teams harbor the most with 14 — seven on both...

Soaring Seahawks: Feb. 6—12

Janel Gamache (9) throws a pitch during UNCW's matchup with Howard in the Fairfield Inn & Suites Seahawk Softball Bash on Feb. 15, 2019.

Noah Powers, Sports Editor

February 12, 2020

Each week, The Seahawk will recognize standout performers from UNC Wilmington athletics. Honorees are chosen based on overall performance. Generally, only one athlete will be honored per athletic event. MEN’S BASKETBALL Imajae Dodd, freshman Dodd's performance last week against both Elon and William & Mary, which included eight poi...

Soaring Seahawks: Jan. 30 – Feb. 5

Mike Okauru (4) during UNCW's matchup with North Carolina on Nov. 8, 2019 at Trask Coliseum.

Noah Powers, Sports Editor

February 6, 2020

Each week, The Seahawk will recognize standout performers from UNC Wilmington athletics. Honorees are chosen based on overall performance. Generally, only one athlete will be honored per athletic event. MEN'S BASKETBALL Jaylen Sims, sophomore Sims was UNCW's leading scorer against Towson last ...

Schwier steps down as UNCW X-C, T&F coach

Layne Schwier

Brian Carpenter, Staff Writer

June 28, 2018

UNC Wilmington track and field and cross country head coach Layne Schwier has stepped down UNCW Athletics announced Thursday. Schwier took over head coaching duties in August 2016 after serving as an interim head coach for a year. He had been an assistant coach with the program for the prior 12 years....

Named permanent coach, Schwier looks to rebuild X-C, T&F

Layne Schwier

Calvin Shomaker | Assistant Copy Editor | @cshomaker12

September 27, 2016

UNC Wilmington named Layne Schwier permanent track & field and cross-country head coach Aug. 26 after serving as interim head coach for a year and as an assistant coach for the previous 12.Schwier competed in track and cross-country for four years at Wittenberg University. He began coaching at a Kentu...

Women end track and field season on a high note

Team photo of the women's track and field team along with their coaches.

Contributing Writer: Maegan McUmber

March 3, 2016

The women’s track and field team ended their indoor season on a high note this year. After a crippling cut to the program, Chancellor Jose Sartarelli, interim head coach Layne Schweir and the rest of the team worked relentlessly to bounce back stronger than ever.During his first year as head coach...

UNCW inducts four into Athletic Hall of Fame

The UNCW Athletic Hall of Fame welcomed four new members to its elite membership (from left to right) Rick Jones, Tressa McKeithan, John Goldsberry, and Anna Marbry on Feb. 13 at the Burney Center. 

Assistant Sports Editor: Noah Thomas

February 25, 2016

On Feb. 13, UNC Wilmington’s athletic department held its 11th Hall of Fame induction ceremony in the Burney Center. The inductees consisted of four UNCW sports legends, all of whom have left marks on the university that will last for a lifetime.The inductees entailed basketball icons John Goldsberry and...

New year brings optimism to track team

Casey McAnarney | Staff Writer

August 20, 2015

UNCW’s Track Team has a lot to look forward to this coming year.With a new head coach, new strength coach, and a solid stake in the athletic department, track team members and their family have a lot to be optimistic about.“We raised the $250,000 last year and this summer we met with new Chancell...

Track & field continues push to remain on campus

UNCW hurdlers compete during the Bill Carson Invitational earlier this month.

McLeod Brown | Sports Editor

April 16, 2015

When UNCW’s track & field teams were offered a chance to keep their programs running on Feb. 26, emotions and optimism ran high for members of those teams that felt they were unfairly on the athletic department’s cutting board.Nearly two months after that lifeline was made available, and the belief that the...

Track teams works toward $250,000 goal

Casey McAnarney | Contributing Writer

March 30, 2015

Since the February announcement regarding UNC Wilmington's track teams’ possible return to campus, the SaveUNCWTrack group is working diligently to reach their goal of $250,000.So far the team raised $87,555 and planned upcoming opportunities for students and members of the community to help. Coach Layn...

“Save UNCW Track” and University reach agreement

Newton running shoes are displayed in the shoe department at Deka, a women's activewear store in Chicago, Illinois, on September 28, 2012. (Chris Walker/Chicago Tribune/MCT)

Joe Lowe | News Editor

March 2, 2015

Chancellor Dr. William Sederburg released a statement Thursday indicating the university intends to sustain the men and women’s track and cross country teams upon reaching two fiscal quotas.Together Roy Love, representative of the “Save UNCW Track” group, and Sederburg finalized an agreement th...

Track, cross country living in the moment amid program cuts

McLeod Brown | Sports Editor

February 26, 2015

EDITOR'S NOTE: This story was published before reports of the team's resurgence began surfacing.The whirlwind of events surrounding the UNCW track & field and cross country teams over the past two-plus months has been well documented.But that doesn’t mean it’s gotten any easier for those involved wit...

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