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Voices of Linfield retire 2 2 - l i n f i e l d m a g a z i n e Winter 2014 Universally appreciated for neutrality and professionalism by Linfield fans as well as visiting teams and supporters, public address announcers Craig Singletary and Roald Berg ’62 wrapped up long tenures of service to the athletic department. Singletary announced his final football game on Nov. 30, having served more than 40 years behind the microphone. His voice became synonymous with the fall Saturdays at Maxwell Field. A Linfield professor emeritus, Singletary originally joined the college faculty part time in 1958, teaching both mass communication and speech communication until retiring in 1993. In addition, he served as forensics director, department chair and faculty advisor to KSLC, the student-run radio station, and the Linfield Video Club. The Singletary Communications Arts Scholarship Fund was created in 1992 and provides an annual award for a student active in speech or debate. Berg recently concluded an 11-year volunteer stint as public address voice for the basketball Wildcats. He first dabbled in announcing while a student at the college. He served both the men’s and women’s basketball programs. Priester named to academic all-America team Jacob Priester ’14 has been named to the Capital One Academic All-America team, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America. A biology major who plans a career as an orthopedic surgeon, Priester has a 4.0 grade point average and was the starting tight end for the Wildcat football team. Alley represents athletes at NCAA convention Courtney Alley ’14, an athletic training major and member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), represented Linfield College at the NCAA Convention Jan. 15-18 in San Diego, Calif. A track and field athlete, Alley is one of approximately 35 members, one or two from each sport, who make up the SAAC at Linfield. At the national level, SAAC takes positions on proposed changes that could affect the studentathlete experience. Alley said the experience allowed her to look at athletics from the administrative side and develop a deeper understanding of what it means to be a student-athlete. “It is nice having your voice heard and taken into consideration when controversial legislation is being presented,” she added. At the campus level, SAAC is charged with encouraging communication between student-athletes and the athletics administration, identifying and addressing the needs and concerns of Linfield student-athletes, promoting Linfield athletics and enhancing the image of student-athletes. The group plans several events through the year, including volunteer opportunities with Special Olympics, the annual Division III Week, fundraisers and speaking engagements. Committee members also provide feedback for and vote upon proposed NCAA legislative changes. “Being a Division III student-athlete has allowed for me to be multi-dimensional,” said Alley. “I was able to pursue an education in athletic training, be involved with Greek life and volunteer for community causes while still being an athlete.” Wildcat Open tees up The annual Wildcat Open will be held Friday, July 18, at the Reserve Vineyards and Golf Club in Aloha. Build your own team of four players or be assigned to a group. Lunch, drinks and dinner are provided, as well as range balls, motorized cart, prize bag and a few surprises. A shotgun start is set for 1 p.m. For more information, go to linfield.edu/sports/wildcat-open Craig Singletary


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