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Golf outings bring a chance to get out and support PNW athletes

Pioneer Staff with Sports Information

September 18, 2020

PNW cancelled fall league sports because of COVID-19, but the school is still hosting two golf fundraisers in September and October. The two events – the Sept. 21 Chancellor’s Invitational Golf Outing at the Sand Creek...

Pride athletes struggle to stay motivated, fit in off-season

Megan Granados, Jeremy Garcia-Leibas, and Joshua Beauduy

September 18, 2020

Though the fall season’s events were canceled, PNW student athletes remain committed to their sports. Although they aren’t happy about the loss of competition, they are  trying to make the best of the situation. For example, they...

Student athletes show they have more than just brawn

Pioneer Staff with Sports Information

September 18, 2020

The school’s student athletes are fighting the stereotype of “dumb jock” by setting a new collective GPA record of 3.43 during the spring 2020 semester. It is the second consecutive semester that all 13 NCAA varsity p...

New assistant coach brings a winning spirit

Pioneer Staff with Sports Information

September 18, 2020

A former college basketball star who served as an assistant coach at University of Illinois at Springfield is PNW’s new assistant men’s basketball coach. Nic Reynolds, who helped lead UIS to 14 wins last season during his single season a...

Once-top 10 League of Legends player to coach esports team

Kayla Green, Reporter

May 5, 2020

PNW’s newest sports team has a new coach. Justin Bragg will lead the Pride’s esports team, which will compete in online games with teams across the nation. “I am very excited to be able to join the community here but...

B-ball coach named top female administrator

Pioneer Staff

March 11, 2020

Courtney Locke, hired as PNW head women’s basketball coach in April, has been named interim senior woman administrator, the highest-ranking female position at the school’s athletic department. The senior woman administrator designation i...

SAAC: The campus group you don’t know

Tatiana Spak, Reporter

March 11, 2020

PNW’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) may be the most powerful campus organization you’ve never heard about. SAAC’s mission is to enhance the student athlete experience by promoting opportunity, protecting at...

Hall of Fame honors two former star athletes and generous donor family at Saturday event

Pioneer Staff

February 26, 2020

Two former PNW athletes and a generous supporter of the school’s athletics department were inducted into the PNW Hall of Fame for 2020. Former basketball stars Ben Simmons and Stephanie Beck, and the Graegin family were hono...

PNW baseball heads to Florida

Comron Fouladi, Staff Writer

March 18, 2019

The PNW baseball team struggled under the sun as they notched a 1-7 record during their opening spring games in Florida. Following an initial 7-3 victory against Ave Maria University, the team recorded losses against Warner ...

PNW welcomes men’s ice hockey

Kevin Cole, men’s club
hockey head coach

Ashley Granados, Staff Writer

March 4, 2019