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2016 Linfield Magazine Winter

Winter 2016 l i n f i e l d m a g a z i n e - 1 1 Back to family Lisa Macy-Baker joined the athletics department three years ago as head women’s tennis coach and NCAA compliance officer and is well aware of the contrast between student-athletes at DIII and DI. She attended Oregon State University on a full-ride basketball scholarship and played for one year. She ultimately gave up basketball to find a better balance, which allowed her to study abroad and explore other avenues in her academic life. Ultimately, she said, she got a richer academic experience than she would have received as a DI athlete. She said Linfield student-athletes get the ultimate experience because they have balance. A Linfield athlete can maximize college opportunities more so than at a higher division. “That’s not to say that our studentathletes don’t put in a lot of time on the practice field, but I think the commitment to academics and to not missing class time provides a better balance,” she said. “We encourage our students to study abroad. I know how rich an experience that is and every student should do it if they have the opportunity.” Linfield creates a family environment and that’s what makes the experience stand out. “When you have such a rich history and tradition, it breeds that connection with family,” she said. “I think our coaches preach that and we really emphasize what is happening off the court. When our student-athletes arrive on campus, we are going to take care of them off the court first, and then on the court. We’re going to ensure that they have the best college experience off the court and on the court.” – Mardi Mileham “When you have such a rich history and tradition, it breeds that connection with family. I think our coaches preach that and we really emphasize what is happening off the court.” – Lisa Macy-Baker Women’s tennis coach and NCAA compliance officer CoSIDA ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICANS 15 ALL-AMERICANS 150 = 87 MEN, 63 WOMEN Football 47 Softball 29 Women’s Track and Field 20 Baseball 15 Men’s Track and Field 15 Volleyball 6 Men’s Soccer 6 Women’s Swimming 3 Men’s Golf 2 Women’s Soccer 2 Men’s Swimming 2 Women’s Cross Country 2 Women’s Tennis 1 NCAA TEAM TITLES Softball 2 Football 1 Baseball 1 NCAA INDIVIDUAL TITLES Women’s Track 5 Men’s Track 2 NWC TITLES 56 = 31 MEN, 25 WOMEN Football 12 Softball 11 Baseball 8 Women’s Tennis 8 Women’s Golf 4 Men’s Golf 4 Men’s Basketball 2 Men’s Soccer 2 Volleyball 2 Men’s Tennis 2 Men’s Swimming 1 TOP 25 NATIONAL FINISHES Football 9 Softball 5 Baseball 3 Men’s golf 2 Men’s track 2 Women’s golf 1 Men’s soccer 1 Records are since 1998, beginning of NCAA Division III For a complete list, go to linfield.edu/linfield-news/records/ Linfield College athletic record book


2016 Linfield Magazine Winter
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