Category - Sports

Alumni in the Outfield Nicole Provansal ’07 (MBA ’09) finds her dream job at Angel Stadium, where “Think Chapman First” is second nature to team leaders.

As a child, Nicole Provansal ’07 (MBA ’09) loved it when her dad would take her out to the ballgame. She grew up in San Diego, so she and her dad were Padres fans, and she would pepper him with questions about baseball...

Change Agent Diana Day (JD ’07) leads a fast break with history to earn a position of power in the male-dominated world of pro sports.

Photographed on the sidelines with NBA star James Harden, Diana Day (JD ’07) occasionally has been confused by gossip-hungry fans for a girlfriend. That is part of the background of sexist assumptions Day has overcome...

Chapman Athletics

Panthers Win SCIAC Titles Spring was a season of success for Chapman’s athletic programs, two of which won conference championships. For the women’s basketball team, the Panthers’ first Southern California...

Olympic Training

Think of Kelli Stavast ‘02 before you complain about the temperature in your cubicle. She spent two weeks as an NBC broadcaster at the blisteringly cold Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Stavast’s true...

The Boys of ‘68 – Buoyant moments mingle with the bittersweet during a 50-year reunion of Chapman’s first national championship team. Buoyant moments mingle with the bittersweet during a 50-year reunion of Chapman’s first national championship team.

Fifty years have gone by, but the memories of a 3-2 count or a hanging slider haven’t faded. Hitter by hitter, pitch by pitch, players from the 1968 baseball team that won the first national championship in the history...

Kelli Stavast ’02 Takes on Olympic Assignment for NBC

For the next two weeks, Kelli Stavast ’02 has a glamorous job as an NBC broadcaster at the Winter Olympics. Think of her before you complain about the temperature in your cubicle or your car. Stavast’s assignment is...

Smashing Success – The new Lastinger Tennis Center quickly wins the hearts of Chapman’s coach and players. The new Lastinger Tennis Center quickly wins the hearts of Chapman’s coach and players.

For two years, Chapman University’s intercollegiate tennis players were vagabonds, practicing and playing as far as 12 miles from campus as they awaited construction of the new Erin J. Lastinger Tennis Center at the...

Lastinger Tennis Center

New Lastinger Tennis Center opens

The first “thwack” of balls hitting racket strings came a little after 9 a.m. on the second day of fall semester classes. Seven students in instructor Beri Dwyer’s beginning tennis course became the first class to take...

One Giant Leap – For athlete and mentor, a shared journey culminates in a singular propulsive moment. For athlete and mentor, a shared journey culminates in a singular propulsive moment.

Call it the track athlete’s dichotomy: Doing something extraordinary starts with doing the routine. For Chapman University long jumper Mitchell Bouldin ’17, each competitive leap begins the same way – by measuring off...

A Q&A with former Chapman water polo player Jake Gross ’15 from Maccabiah Games in Israel

Former Chapman University water polo player Jake Gross ’15 competed in the 2017 Maccabiah Games, an Olympic-style athletic competition now held every four years in Israel for some 10,000 Jewish athletes from around the...