Willamette University, Students at the Mill Stream

Athletics alumni events continue through fall

Following several successful athletics events connected to reunion weekend, there is still a lot going on this fall. Here's a rundown of what to plan for.

Softball reunion event (Oct. 9)

Mica Romero and the rest of the Bearcats will welcome back softball alums on Oct. 9.The Willamette softball team will host a softball reunion event on Saturday, Oct. 9. The team will recognize their 2010 Distinguished Alumna, Wendy Gregory '88. The 2000-10 All-Decade Team also will be recognized.

The event kicks off with an intrasquad Cardinal & Gold scrimmage at 11 a.m., and the alumni game will follow at 1 p.m.

Later in the evening the team will host a dinner in the Cat Cavern (2nd floor, University Center). Social time will begin at 5:30 p.m., with dinner following at 6 p.m. Dinner will be $25 per person and can be paid for at the door.

For more information, contact Coach Damian Williams at 503-370-6656.

Alumni swim meet and tailgate (Oct. 16)

The current swim team will host a meet and tailgate for swimming alumni -- warm-ups will start at 8 a.m. at the Sparks Center pool.

Alumni swimmers can choose 50s of any strokes to swim as well as relays with the current Bearcat swimmers.

They can also, of course, just hang out with old friends and maybe meet some new ones. The swim team will provide a tailgate for all swimmers, friends and family after the meet, and anyone wanting to attend the football game vs. UPS at 1:30 p.m. the same afternoon welcome to do so. Swimming can provide tickets.

For more information, contact Coach Leslie Shevlin at 503-370-6601.

Alumni basketball game (Oct. 29)

Back after a year hiatus, this is our first invitation to any and all Bearcat Hoop alumni with that competitive itch to join us here in Salem on Friday, October 29th for our alumni game.

Final format will depend on the actual number of alumni with an interest in playing, but the 2010 squad will be playing against a collection of former players at 7:30 pm. More details will be mailed in the coming months, but anyone with a desire to play should RSVP to Coach Ioane at kioane@willamette.edu or call 503-370-6063.