News: Knights

2013 Welcome Back Lunch

Northwood Texas faculty and staff held their annual Welcome Back Lunch August 21.  Participants enjoyed a Fiesta provided by Taco Cabana, while dining on a beautifully decorated table of Northwood spirit gear adorned with the new Knight Mascot. The Knight to Knight Spotlight Awards were also awarded this summer. Faculty and staff were given the opportunity to anonymously recommend a fellow co-worker who went above and beyond to assist a fellow knight in the workplace.  This...

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Knights Athletic Conference

Longtime Sooner Athletic Conference commissioner John Hudson welcomed Northwood University to the SAC at convocation this Thursday.  Northwood begins play in the SAC this fall after competing for many years in the Red River Athletic Conference.  Texas Wesleyan and Southwest Assemblies of God Universities joined Northwood in leaving the Red River for the SAC.  The move became official for all three schools earlier this summer. “These three Metroplex schools...

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Men’s Head Soccer Coach Nasko Arsov

CEDAR HILL, Texas – In the latest preseason coaches' poll, the Northwood Men's soccer team was picked to finish 9th out of the 11 members of the Sooner Athletic Conference.  The Knights received 33 out of the possible 100 points, while the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma was the unanimous decision at the top of the preseason poll collecting 10 out of 11 first place votes and all 100 possible points. “I am looking forward to the season because...

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Knights New Logo

New Knights Are Ready to Call Northwood Home CEDAR HILL, Texas – The Fall semester is about to begin and the Knights are slowly starting to emerge on campus. This week you will begin to see trucks and carloads full of eager students ready to begin a new chapter of their life.  Along with the students you may also notice a few changes around campus. This summer the Northwood University staff has been busy adding special touches to the Texas Campus.  The most...

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Professor Michael Lansing

Professor Michael Lansing, this year’s winner of the Samuel Marotta Faculty Ethics Award, is a hero. He saw the smoke and flames bellowing from his neighbor’s home and called 911 and rushed into the house to save the woman and her dog on Lambeth Lane in Fort Worth. On June 6 at 3:30 a.m. Thursday morning, Lansing’s neighbor of 25 years was in her bedroom asleep when her smoke alarm went off. She thought it was malfunctioning and called Professor Lansing to help...

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Bill MyersAssistant Golf Coach 

Bill Myers to Assist the Knights CEDAR HILL, Texas, August 9, 2013 – Northwood University, Texas is happy to welcome Coach Bill Myers as the Assistant Golf Coach for the Knights.  Coach Myers was born in Wichita Falls, Texas and graduated from Electra High School in May 1966.  He received his Bachelor's degree in History from Texas Tech and was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army Field Artillery in May 1970.  From 1970 to...

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Elvin Rodriguez, Collegiate Division Player of the Year Award

Knights shortstop Elvin Rodriguez has been honored as the 2013 Collegiate Player of the Year by the Metroplex Hall-Ruggles chapter of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR). A senior from Rio Grande, Puerto Rico, Rodriguez was the Red River Athletic Conference Player of the Year.  He was also named to the NAIA All-American first team.  Rodriguez is only the second Knights player to be named an NAIA first team All-American, joining former catcher Johnny...

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New Knights Logo

A new Knight has shown up on Northwood University’s Texas campus.  The Knight, which is actually a redesigned graphic rendition of the school’s longtime Knights mascot, will be used in conjunction with not just athletic teams, but across the university. “We felt we needed a fresher, more aggressive looking Knight – one that has a more college-mascot look and feel,” explained Northwood Athletics Director Jack Allday. ...

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Colton Reavis

Colton Reavis, who saved eleven games during a 2013 baseball season that saw the Knights advance to the Avista-NAIA World Series for the first time in school history, has been drafted by the Tampa Bay Rays. A 5’11”, 205-pounder from Paris, Texas, Reavis was taken in the 30th round.  In his senior year Reavis had a 2.73 ERA while saving eleven games.  He struck out 32 opposing batters and walked only 16 in 33 innings.  Reavis held opponents to a...

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Pitcher Cody Faulkner threw a World Series no-hitter, the first since 1992.

This was a season like none other for Northwood’s gritty baseball team.  Consider: The team made its first ever appearance in the AVISTA-NAIA World Series Shortstop Elvin Rodriguez was only the second player in school history to be named an NAIA first-team All-American Pitcher Cody Faulkner threw a World Series no-hitter – the first since 1992 and only the fourth in the event’s 57-year history Northwood was conference champion in its final year in...

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Joss Gosling

Harpenden, England’s golfer Joss Gosling has been named a first team NAIA All-American.  Additionally, Californian Derek Trofimczuk was named a third team All-American. Both Gosling and Trofimczuk are sophomores, and both competed with the Knights at the 2013 NAIA Men’s Golf National Championship.  The event took place May 14-17 at the Creekside Golf Club in Salem, Oregon. Northwood finished the grueling, four-rounds tournament in 12th...

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Fariza Zain

CEDAR HILL, Texas –Northwood Lady Knight golfer Fariza Zain, a freshman from Singapore, has been named a first-team NAIA All-American.  Another freshman, Flower Mound’s Laura Deleonardis, was named a second team All-American.  And Honorable Mention was awarded to Northwood Senior, Esther Kang from Dallas, TX. The honors capped a great year for Northwood’s lady golfers, who were ranked seventh in the nation in the 2013 NAIA  post-season...

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Northwood’s Lady Knight Seniors Taylor Jones, Bethany Armstrong, Katie Cowan and Shelby Johnson

Northwood’s Lady Knights finished their final season in the Red River Athletic Conference in style, winning both the conference and the conference tournament, and advancing to the NAIA Regionals in Lubbock.  Additionally, Houston senior Bethany Armstrong was named NAIA second team All-American. The Lady Knights finished the year with a 29-19 record and were 19-5 in conference.  Their season came to an end when they were eliminated by Houston-Victoria in the...

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