Whether it’s on the course, in the classroom or in the community, Ignacio Veloz Bonilla knows only one way to approach his time at Valparaiso University — with an unwavering work ethic.
The Valparaiso University men’s and women’s track and field teams and head coach Ryan Moore have announced the signings of five new throwers for the 2020-21 season. The women’s team gained four throwers — Mackenzie Patten (Highland, Mich./ Milford), Lena Luebbering (Heyworth, Ill./ Heyworth), Victoria Gerhardt (Westville, Ind./ Chesterton) and Juel Wiseman (South Bend, Ind./ South Bend Riley). The men’s team also added a thrower in Jeremiah Johnson (Zion, Ill./ Benton).
Valparaiso University men’s track & field fifth-year senior Alexander Bruno (Bloomington, Ill. / University) continued to add to his impressive list of collegiate accolades on Thursday. He was named the 2019-20 Missouri Valley Conference Men’s Track & Field Scholar-Athlete of the Year for his excellence in competition and in the classroom.
The Valpo Athletics family is saddened by the passing of Floyd Henderson ‘57, who became the first African American to compete in intercollegiate athletics at Valparaiso University in 1951.
The Valparaiso University track and field teams had five athletes recognized by the Missouri Valley Conference as members of the league’s Scholar-Athlete Team, which was announced last week.