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Sports spotlight: Natalia Ebrahimian

Name: Natalia Ebrahimian Year: Junior Major: Psychology Sport: Women’s basketball Position: Forward 1. Your team was 14-2 last year in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) and 21-7 overall. What will it take this year to propel you to be even more successful this year? Last year was my first year. I learne...

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Men’s basketball opens season with victory

Chapman’s men’s basketball team opened its 2014-2015 season Tuesday night with a dominating 78-52 win against West Coast Baptist. “Basketball is a game of run,” said senior captain and guard Collin Zavrsnick. “We were able to shut (West Coast Baptist’s) run down.” Last year, Chapman won the Southern California Intercollegiate At...

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Women enjoy their best finish at NCAAs

Chapman women’s cross country placed 13th at the NCAA West Regionals in Salem, Oregon Saturday, placing higher than any other Chapman cross country team in the university’s history. The combined efforts from the women put Chapman in 13th place in the 6-kilometer race with 343 points, an average time of 24:31. The Panthers were just 2:06....

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The 2013 team may have been just as good

While watching Chapman’s football team lay waste to the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) for the second year in a row, it got me thinking, what separates the last two seasons? This season will undoubtedly be remembered more fondly. This was the year Chapman broke through and won its first SCIAC Championship a...

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Sports Spotlight: Jacob Speer

Name: Jacob Speer Year: Junior Position: Center Sport: Football Junior center Jacob Speer is a three-year starter on a Chapman offensive line that has led the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) in rushing three years in a row, and helped Chapman maintain an 18-3 in the conference during that span. Speer ...

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All-SCIAC linebacker leaves a legacy

Gregory Johnson pulls on his leg pads and walks out onto Wilson Field. He puts his headphones in and listens to his pump-up music as he walks around and imagines himself making the big play. “I close my eyes and visualize success,” said Johnson, a senior linebacker. “Preparing for the game is not all just the physical aspects. I’m no...

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Women aiming for the postseason

After losing in back-to-back Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) championship games in the program’s first two seasons in the conference, Chapman’s women’s basketball program will try to get over the hump this season. Chapman, which earned an at-large bid into the NCAA tournament last season, will have its w...

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Men primed for another tourney run

After winning the program’s first Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) title last season, the men’s basketball team’s goal is to do it all over again. “I think realistic expectations would be to win conference and go to the NCAA tournament,” said senior guard Colin Zavrsnick. Zavrsnick, along with seni...

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Rematch with Linfield for first round of playoffs

Chapman (8-1, 7-0) will travel to Linfield (8-1, 7-1) for a rematch of the season opener between the two schools in the first round of the NCAA playoffs Saturday, Nov. 22 at noon. The Panthers lost to the Wildcats 21-14 in their lone loss of the season, while Linfield lost its only game of the season to Willamette 31-28. Chapman is currently riding...

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Football finishes undefeated in SCIAC

iOne week after beating Redlands in the de facto Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) championship game and securing a playoff bid, the Chapman football team crushed Whittier 45-19 to finish out its regular season with eight straight wins. With the victory, the Panthers (8-1, 7-0) officially won the league and ende...

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