Pinkerton, Crossett, Gerken going to Cross Country National Tournament

As Hastings College first-year Veronica Pinkerton crossed the finish line at the GPAC (Great Plains Athletic Conference) Cross Country Championship meet on Nov. 7th, the three HC National Championship Qualifiers could not help but be overcome with joy. Pinkerton, who finished in tenth place (19:38.18), crossed the finish line and before fellow first-year teammate Madison Gerken, who had just finished in ninth place (19:32.58), had … Continue reading Pinkerton, Crossett, Gerken going to Cross Country National Tournament

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Gilbert’s talent and leadership inspires her team, hopes for nationals

As unpredictable as the game of soccer can be, Hastings College’s Jacqueline “Jackie” Gilbert, a junior forward from Chandler, Arizona, has been as consistent as they come this season. Consider these stats: In the Broncos’ eight wins, four of them have been decided by one goal. Gilbert, who has five game-winning goals on the season, has scored the game-winning goal in all four of those … Continue reading Gilbert’s talent and leadership inspires her team, hopes for nationals

Fall Sports Mid-Season Update

The fall sports regular season schedule has reached the midway point, despite the six championships being moved until the spring semester due to COVID-19 precautions. Thus far, the Hastings College men’s soccer team has dominated their competition, winning their first six games pretty handily. The Broncos have outscored their opponents, all of which were conference opponents, 26-4. HC has been led offensively by Lukas Goetz … Continue reading Fall Sports Mid-Season Update

NAIA Passes Landmark Name, Image, and Likeness Legislation

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) passed the first legislation of its kind in college sports to allow its student-athletes the opportunity to be compensated for use of their Name, Image and Likeness (NIL). The legislation approved today by NAIA membership follows a year-long discussion on the topic and extends previous legislation relaxing NAIA rules related to amateurism and NIL.  … Continue reading NAIA Passes Landmark Name, Image, and Likeness Legislation

Even with a final loss, Mason takes gains from the court

As Carter Mason left the court following his three-set singles loss in the GPAC (Great Plains Athletic Conference) Invite semifinals two weeks ago on Saturday, he had to take a moment to understand the reality that he had just played his last college tennis match. “I definitely took a moment after I lost. I just needed to gather myself because I realized it was my … Continue reading Even with a final loss, Mason takes gains from the court

Teams’ annual rosters include a line-up of new coaches

Adding to the overall changes this year, Hastings College has made multiple changes to its coaching staff, including Cara Romeike, who will take over the startup of the women’s wrestling program. Romeike spent last year coaching at Cyprus High School in Utah, but was ready to move into the college ranks. “I always knew that I wanted to be a head coach of a college. … Continue reading Teams’ annual rosters include a line-up of new coaches

Pumroy holds hope for season in midst of virus concerns

While navigating through the unknowns of COVID-19, second-year Athletic Director B.J. Pumroy remains confident that the protocols and precautions put in place by the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) and Hastings College will be a success. “I feel very confident. We’ve worked with our Health District; we’ve worked with the governor’s phasing of operations,” Pumroy said. “Within the GPAC, we’ve worked together as all 12 … Continue reading Pumroy holds hope for season in midst of virus concerns

Earnest qualifies for U.S. Open

As the Hastings men’s bowling team continues their historic season, currently ranking third in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) poll, Senior Blake Earnest is adding to the list of accomplishments. On Feb. 16, the senior from Wood River, Nebraska qualified for the U.S. Open. After invitations are sent out to members of Team USA and Junior Team USA, as well as other major … Continue reading Earnest qualifies for U.S. Open

Grasso makes history as women’s basketball blocking machine

From coming off the bench her first two seasons to being a key player for the Broncos women’s basketball team the past two years now, Omaha native Gabby Grasso, has played a significant role for Hastings during her four years.  “I wasn’t getting a ton of playing time freshman year until someone got hurt,” Grasso said. “Our group of seniors have been taking charge and … Continue reading Grasso makes history as women’s basketball blocking machine