Howard Grotts (Mathematics, '14) won his fourth cross-country national title at the USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Championships
The Durango Chamber of Commerce presented a check for $1,505 to support the Skyhawks women's golf team following the Chamber's "Girls Gone Golfing" event at Hillcrest Golf Club.
2018 RMAC Outdoor Track Athlete of the Year and the 2017-18 RMAC Indoor Track Athlete of the Year Skylyn Webb (Psychology, '16) won the women’s 800-meter run in May at the 2018 NCAA Division II track & field championship in Charlotte, North Carolina, with a record time.
Senior Sport Administration major Rasmus Bach became the all-time winningest player in Fort Lewis College men's basketball program history on February 3 with his 93rd victory.
The Skyhawks ice hockey club team is celebrating one of its best seasons ever, ranked 15th out of 29 in the American Collegiate Hockey Association Pacific Division.
Twelve Skyhawks were honored at FLC's Athletics Banquet on December 4. The Jan Wilson Hetzler Outstanding Senior Female Athlete of the Year was cross country runner Erin Renner and the Don Whalen Outstanding Senior Male Athlete of the Year was soccer midfielder Nathan Roberts. MVPs were also named for each fall sport.
Sophomore Exercise Science major Riley Farris tied a school record on December 2, while scoring a career high 31 points. His 12-for-12 field goal performance matches best field goal percentage in a game (minimum 10 attempts) with Kevin Hatch's 11-for-11 field goal mark.
Senior Psychology major Becca Bramley won first place among 57 runners in the University of Colorado - Colorado Springs Rust Buster 5K race in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with a time of 18:49.5.
Luma Randolph, a freshman Environmental Studies major, was featured in the Sun Valley Mag for her prowess on a mountain bike.
FLC's new athletics streaming portal, the Skyhawks Sports Network, will debut on September 2 with the first football game of the season.
Just a few days after graduating, Malik Badawi (Sport Administration, '17) served as the center referee for a National Women's Soccer League game between the Boston Breakers and the North Carolina Courage.
The Division I FLC cycling team finished their season ranked #2 in the nation.
Daniel Steffensen (Business Administration, '12), FLC men's basketball associate head coach, was named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches Under Armour 30 Under 30 list, recognizing up and coming young coaches in men's college basketball.
Three FLC students representing the FLC Taekwon-Do Club -- Cory Patterson, Eric Van Geet, and Scott Johnson -- competed in the 2017 Yom Chi Colorado State Championships and won multiple gold, silver, and bronze medals across varied events.
Junior point guard Daniel Hernandez, 5'8", was featured on ESPN.com for his incredible block of a 6'8" Colorado Mesa player.
Bob Pietrack ('04, Exercise Science), the men's basketball head coach, was named HoopDirt.com Coach of the Week for Week 9, an honor he also achieved in the 2015-16 season.
The FLC Cycling Team won third place at Cyclocross Nationals in Hartford, Connecticut, on January 5.
Moreen (Baylis) Sawyer was inducted into the Fort Lewis College Hall of Fame this past October. Sawyer (Exercise Science, ’05) is a three-time Skyhawks volleyball MVP, from 2001 to 2003. She was named to the 2003 All-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference second team and earned RMAC honorable mention in 2001 and 2002. One of FLC's most productive hitters, Sawyer holds the career record for total attempts and is second all-time in kills.
In October, Matt Gutierrez was welcomed to Fort Lewis College Hall of Fame. Gutierrez (Exercise Science, ’07) was a four-year quarterback for Skyhawks football, from 2003 – 2006. He led the Skyhawks to their first-ever postseason win and earning the game’s MVP award in the 2006 Dixie Rotary Bowl. He also earned All-RMAC first team honors in 2005 and 2006 and was the RMAC Quarterback of the Year in 2005.
Junior Exercise Science major Joshua Blaylock was named the 2016-17 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Preseason Player of the Year.
Ed Rifilato is returning to his post as head coach for the Skyhawks football team. He served as head coach / defensive coordinator from 2004-09, and served as defensive coordinator under John L Smith since 2013.
Senior Psychology major Missy Fundora was voted the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Softball Academic Player of the Year for two straight years.
Kylie Santos (Senior, Business Administration) was named the 2016 RMAC Summit Award winner for women’s basketball.
David Oberholtzer is the new head men's soccer coach – he played on the 2006 and 2007 Skyhawk soccer teams, and assistant coached from 2009-2012, taking the team to two NCAA National Championships (2009 and 2011).
Bob Pietrack (Exercise Science, ’04), in his first year as head coach of the Skyhawks men’s basketball team, was named the NABC South Central Region Coach of the Year, RMAC Coach of the Year, and the Hoopdirt.com Coach of the Week in late February. He was also a finalist for the Auerbach College Coach of the Year.
Joshua Blaylock (Junior, Exercise Science) was named to the to the NABC All-South Central First Team, First Team All-RMAC Honors, 2016 RMAC Men's Basketball Tournament MVP, and 4-time Student Athlete of the Week.
Senior Exercise Science major Sofia Gomez-Villafane took the gold at the USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships in Asheville, NC, then finished 19th overall in the UCI Cyclo-Cross World Championships in Heusden-Zolder, Belgium.