JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Sterling College alum, Jess Langvardt, begins his first season as an assistant strength coach with the Jacksonville Jaguars this year. This is Langvardt's second stint with a National Football League (NFL) franchise after interning with the Indianapolis Colts during the 2011 season.
Two Sterling Warrior products Matt Eshleman and Stephen Rodgers have signed professional contracts.
Eshleman, a member of the 2013 World Series team, signed with the Fort Worth Cats in the United League. Eshleman was the 2012 KCAC conference reliever of the year posting 7-1 record, 4 SV, 1.58 ERA in 40 IP. In 2013 Eshleman posted a 2-1 record with 13 Saves, 3rd most in the country.
The final group of students, faculty and staff from Sterling College returned to the United States on June 11, coming back from nine locations from around the world. The teams learned about the other cultures and participated in service projects including working with local churches, teaching in schools, giving out school supplies, preparing meals for distribution and many other tasks.
The Kansas Athletic Trainers’ Society named 12 Sterling College students on the list of academic honors recipients. College and university students from across Kansas must show outstanding achievement through the calendar year to qualify for the list.
Dr. David Briones, assistant professor of theology and ministry at Sterling College, has presented several lectures on the apostle Paul at conferences and in the classroom. In November, his work on Paul can be on your living room bookshelf. Briones’s Ph.D. thesis on Paul’s financial policy will be published as a part of the Library of New Testament Studies series by T&T Clark.
Caleb Watney of Sterling, Kan., sophomore at Sterling College, took part in Exploring Liberty, an economic conference, from May 25-31. The conference was sponsored by the Institute of Humane Studies in Winston-Salem, N.C., at Wake Forest University and focused on exploring libertarian thought. It included sessions on the historical, economic and philosophical foundations for a free society.
The athletic teams are not the only Sterling College students traveling to national competitions this year. Sterling College’s Phi Beta Lambda will test their business knowledge against students from across the country at the Future Business Leaders of America – Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, Calif.
The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced the 2013 NAIA Baseball All-America teams, selected by the NAIA-Baseball Coaches Association (NAIA-BCA) All-America Selection Committee. Three Warriors were named to the NAIA Honorable Mention All-America team. KCAC Player of the Year Joe Williams headlines the group for Sterling.