Athletics & Recreation

Men’s lacrosse team steps up its game in transition to NCAA Division II

Westminster College's men's lacrosse team was Utah's first-ever club to become affiliated with the NCAA Division II. Since then, the new requirements have led to adjustments in the program to better p...Read More

Westminster’s winter athletes retire from competitive skiing and snowboarding: some by choice, others by fate

Westminster College had 23 students compete in the 2014 Winter Olympics, but many other skiers and snowboarders have retired from competition altogether since coming to college. Many factors cont...Read More

Westminster student has more on the brain than homework

Ryzen Benson, a junior bio-medical and translational research major, has more on his brain than the average student. Aside from attending classes, Benson coaches Highland High School’s football team w...Read More

Parson to Griffin… to nothing at all: Westminster mascot’s evolution and confusion

Fans and athletic supporters once walked into Westminster College's Dumke Field House and saw the mascot, Griff, interacting with the crowd, players and referees. However, as of spring 2017, Westminst...Read More

Salt Lake City’s inversion affects athletes across campus

Salt Lake City had the nation's worst air quality at the end of January, according to the Environmental Protection Agency's Poor air can become dangerous for at-risk groups, including athl...Read More

Westminster alumna pursues her calling as assistant coach for women’s soccer

Madison Roemer graduated from Westminster College last semester and traded in her cleats and shin guards for a whistle and a clipboard. She’ll be fulfilling what she called a long-awaited personal cal...Read More

Mountain Accord seeks student input for future of Central Wasatch Mountains

Many students at Westminster College enjoy recreational activities in the Central Wasatch Mountains but some aren't aware of the Mountain Accord and how the future planning will affect transportation,...Read More

Powder days affect students’ schoolwork

For some students at Westminster College, the desire to ski prioritizes what classes they register for. Those students who look forward to skiing “the greatest snow on earth” said they try to stack th...Read More

After injuries, Westminster’s climbing wall plans to improve its facilities

Staff at the climbing wall located in Westminster College's Health, Wellness and Athletic Center, known as Bishop’s Wall, look to improve facilities after some students have been injured.  B...Read More

Some Westminster skiers and snowboarders lack backcountry knowledge

Utah avalanches have killed 116 skiers and snowboarders since 1958—an average of two deaths per year. Around 20 percent of those killed in avalanches are between the ages of 18 and 25—the typical age ...Read More