North Central College - Naperville, IL

Men’s cross country No. 2 in initial national rankings

Men’s cross country No. 2 in initial national rankings

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The defending national champion North Central College men’s cross country team heads into the 2010 season as the No. 2-ranked Division III team in the nation, according to the initial rankings released Sept. 1 by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). On Aug. 24, the USTFCCCA ranked the Cardinal team second in the Midwest Region in the preseason regional rankings.


“Going pro” means coaching, mentoring, teaching, scouting

 

Former Cardinal basketball player Tony Thompson ’90 of Nashville, TN, knows a thing or two about college basketball and he’s using his experiences to influence the lives of hundreds of young players.

Phil Munson

Phil entered North Central as a member of the football and baseball teams and chose to minor in coaching for the opportunity to pursue his passion in sports after graduation. He was able to complete an internship assisting with the administration of a summer baseball camp for children and develop leadership skills, which have proven beneficial in his pursuit of dual degrees in sport management and entrepreneurship. He hopes eventually to coach baseball at the high school level, in addition to owning his own business.

“The faculty are very generous with their time and expertise. Not only do they have the real-world experience to teach the skills you need, but they show you how to become a better person.”

Majors Minors and Programs : Coaching

Frank Gramarosso named head men's track & field coach

Frank Gramarosso named head men's track & field coach

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For the first time in more than 40 years, North Central’s men’s track and field program will experience a coaching change, as longtime associate head coach Frank Gramarosso has been promoted to the position of head coach, effective Aug.


North Central College in the news

North Central College in the news

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Illinihq.com: “Know who Allen Carius is?” features Al and his many coaching achievements on his 68th birthday The Journal-Standard: “Rough road back” highlights senior Matt Wenger and his recovery from last year’s football injury Sun-Times Media: “Sax man Sanborn aims beyond the expected” previews July 31 concert in Wentz Concert Hall


Biology major wraps up stellar academic, athletic career at North Central

Alex Knobloch becomes both the College's 2010 Outstanding Major in Biology and the 2010 College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin Man of the Year.

Alex Knobloch of East Moline made the most of his experience at North Central College, excelling in both academics and athletics.

Among other honors, the Alleman High School graduate and son of Craig and Barb Knobloch was named the College’s 2010 Outstanding Major in Biology and the 2010 College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin Man of the Year, an award that recognizes the conference’s top male student-athlete.

Chicago Fire to hold free soccer clinic at North Central

Young soccer players are welcome to a free Chicago Fire soccer clinic.

Young soccer players are invited to meet Chicago Fire soccer players Sean Johnson and Steven Kinney on June 24 at North Central College.

As part of its Community Soccer Series, the Fire—Chicago’s Major League Soccer club—will hold a skills clinic from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 24, at North Central College’s Benedetti-Wehrli Stadium, 455 S. Brainard St., Naperville.

Jim Miller receives White First Citizen of the College Award

Jim Miller was named the 19th recipient of the Harold and Eva White First Citizen of the College Award during North Central College's Commencement exercises.

Naperville resident and Director of Athletics Jim Miller was named the 19th recipient of the Harold and Eva White First Citizen of the College Award during North Central College's Commencement exercises on June 12.

The First Citizen of the College Award recognizes a student, faculty or staff member who exemplifies the best of North Central College and honors a "unique spirit and legacy," that of Harold and Eva White, longtime editors and publishers of The Naperville Sun and alumni of the College.

Red Sox draft North Central's Nick Robinson

Red Sox draft North Central's Nick Robinson

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Senior Nick Robinson, who played shortstop for the conference champion Cardinals this season, has been drafted by the Boston Red Sox, according to a report. Robinson, the son of Red Sox Texas-area scout Jim Robinson, likely will sign with the organization and begin his career with the Lowell Spinners, SoxProspects.com reports. Robinson batted .427 with 56 runs scored and set new North Central records for hits (76) and at-bats (178) this season, finishing among the Cardinals' career top 10 in hits (199), at-bats (560), runs (123), total bases (245) and triples (7).


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