February 2, 1986
Azusa Pacific guard Denise Duncan moved into second place on the school's career scoring list Saturday night scoring 21 points, and pacing the Lady Cougars to a victory over Cal Lutheran in an NAIA District III basketball game. Center Cindy Deyoung, Azusa Pacific's career scoring leader, added 20. Guard Joni Thompson paced Cal Lutheran (10-10 overall, 3-8 in conference) with 12 points, and teammate Gloria Phillipps had 10 points and 12 rebounds. Azusa Pacific is 19-4, 8-1 in District III play.
January 25, 1994 |
Jaime Martinez, standout cross-country runner from Orange High School, has made an oral commitment to Azusa Pacific, Orange Coach Ed Cantu said Monday. Martinez, The Times Orange County runner of the year, received offers from more than 20 colleges, including Notre Dame. But Martinez wanted to stay close to home, Cantu said, deciding on Azusa Pacific after visiting the campus. Azusa Pacific, an NAIA university, is giving Martinez a five-year scholarship to help ensure his graduation.
March 22, 2005 |
Lance Soderberg and Brice Prather had 17 points apiece to lead Azusa Pacific past Robert Morris (Ill.), 96-88, on Monday night in an NAIA semifinal. In the title game tonight, the Cougars (29-9) will meet John Brown of Siloam Springs, Ark., which beat Carroll, 73-60, in the other semifinal. Azusa Pacific led by 15 points early and went up, 68-48, when Prather made two free throws after a technical was called on Robert Morris' Martell Taylor. The Eagles (29-5) never got closer than seven.
January 16, 1996
The Southern California College men's basketball team hosts Azusa Pacific, ranked third in the nation in the NAIA, in a Golden State Athletic Conference game at 7:30 tonight. The Vanguards (9-7, 1-1 in conference) are trying to stop a six-game losing streak in games against the Cougars (15-3, 2-0). At 5:30 p.m., the SCC women's team hosts first-place Azusa Pacific (11-3, 2-0), which has won five in a row. The Vanguards are 7-8, 0-1.
March 2, 1992
The Southern California College men's basketball team, reeling from a late-season slump, will play at Azusa Pacific in the first round of the NAIA District 3 playoffs Tuesday. The Vanguards (21-9) lost four of their last six Golden State Athletic Conference games after moving into first place. SCC, which is seeded fifth, finished the regular season Saturday with a 102-80 loss at Azusa Pacific (17-13). Eighth-seeded Christ College Irvine (14-15) will play at top-seeded Biola (28-3) Tuesday.
April 27, 2002 |
Spencer Foster, a 6-foot-8 forward from Glendora who averaged 16 points, 12 rebounds and three blocks last season, has signed with NAIA basketball power Azusa Pacific. Foster is a two-time all-section player and was All-Baseline League. Azusa Pacific has made it to the final four the last three seasons, but lost four players to graduation. In another signing: * Meghan Cochrane, a setter on the Placentia El Dorado girls' volleyball team, has signed with Marist College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
January 14, 1998 |
Southern California College played stingy defense and defeated Azusa Pacific, the 25th-ranked team in the NAIA, 61-47, in a Golden State Athletic Conference women's basketball game Tuesday at SCC. Elaine Whittemore had 21 points and 10 rebounds for SCC (14-4, 1-0 in conference), which limited Azusa Pacific (10-6, 0-1) to 29% shooting from the field in the first half as the Vanguards took a 38-21 lead.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 25, 1989
Azusa Pacific University has appointed the chairman of its board of trustees as interim president while it launches a nationwide search for a permanent president. Ted Engstrom replaces Paul E. Sago, who resigned after nine years to become president of Woodbury University in Burbank. Engstrom is president emeritus of World Vision, an international Christian relief organization. He served as president of World Vision from 1980-87 and was executive director and president of Youth For Christ.
March 18, 1993 |
Chris Runsewe, Lee Rood and Jason Cordes combined for all but two of Minnesota Morris' final 33 points Wednesday in an 83-68 victory over second-seeded Azusa Pacific in the opening round of the NAIA tournament. It was the first time since 1983 that a second-seeded team was eliminated in the first round. The unseeded Cougars scored the game's first 10 points and led, 39-23, with three minutes to play in the half before Azusa Pacific rallied to go ahead, 54-50, with 11:02 remaining.