Student-Athlete Spotlight: Tracie Okumura, Softball

July 28, 2021 by | Uncategorized

Earlier this month, the SCIAC released its 2020-2021 All-Academic Team. The SCIAC All-Academic Team recognizes student-athletes who have achieved a grade point average (GPA) of 3.40 or higher and must have completed one full calendar year at their current institution. Chapman scored 259 student-athletes on the All-Academic Team – the highest number of student-athletes on


Alumni Hour: Gregg Murphy '84, Men's Soccer

July 27, 2021 by | Uncategorized

A familiar name around Chapman Athletics, Gregg Murphy just finished his 15th season as the Associate Head Coach of the Santa Clara University women’s soccer team. That’s right – the team that just won the 2020 National Championship back in May. To get to know Gregg a little better, we have to re-wind to his


Mary Cahill '86, Head Coach Women's Volleyball

July 27, 2021 by | Uncategorized

How long have you been working at Chapman / how did you get here? I grew up in the City of Orange, graduating from Orange high school. After high school I attended Golden West College before transferring to Chapman to play volleyball.  After graduating from Chapman College in 1986, I stayed at Chapman as an


Alumni Hour: Kent Paisley '15

May 27, 2021 by | Uncategorized

Kent Paisley’s path to his current job was non-linear and took him all over the country, but he wouldn’t have it any other way. Now a writer for Golf Digest covering the LPGA, Kent has made his way through Northern California, Texas, New York and Florida in just the last six years. After earning his


Student-Athlete Spotlight: Kaila Higgins

May 25, 2021 by | Uncategorized

For just the second time in program history, a women’s golfer represented Chapman University at the NCAA National Championships. Freshman Kaila Higgins earned the honor after ranking No. 9 in the nation, travelling to the campus of Michigan State in East Lansing, MI for the tournament. Kaila helped the Panthers jump into the national rankings


May is for Mothers

May 4, 2021 by | Uncategorized

What’s the greatest thing about being a mom? “Experiencing the world through their eyes,” says Ami Garvin. For Sarah Buckley, it’s unconditional love, and “being someone’s favorite person.” Judy Crum ’59 has kids and grandkids, now, but still prizes the time spent with family more than anything else. “I am fortunate that both of my


Alumni Hour: Linda Ly '10

April 23, 2021 by | Uncategorized

If you followed the women’s basketball or volleyball programs in the late 2000s, you know the name Linda Ly. A two-sport athlete, Linda tore up the court in both sports, writing her name in the record books. She remains Chapman’s career digs leader in volleyball – a record she broke during her sophomore season. She

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