Jayson Hyman ’09: Life Coach
Feb05

Jayson Hyman ’09: Life Coach

To Coach Jayson Hyman, being able to lead a team is more about off-court role-modeling than the actual game itself. Don’t get him wrong, winning is very important, but how you win is equally important. These traits helped Hyman secure the job as the third head coach of the IU men’s basketball team. The Mighty Macs’ first men’s basketball coach, Jamie Chadwin, had a young player who excelled as a small forward, a power forward, and...

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Disciplined Musician, Dedicated Teacher
Feb05

Disciplined Musician, Dedicated Teacher

Music Education major Jonathan Bernhard ’17 has a teaching method that might surprise you. It’s simple: say hello to students in the cafeteria. Ask them how their field hockey game went. Say, “Oh, you’re on the lacrosse team? I played lacrosse in middle school too. What position do you play?” If you simply relate to students, Bernhard says, they’ll be more engaged and learn better. Talking about the sports his students play serves...

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2016 Athletics Hall of Fame Induction

As members of the 1990 field hockey team anxiously awaited the arrival of their teammate, Susan Kane Hally ’90, who was being inducted into the Immaculata Athletics Hall of Fame, the anticipation and excitement was high. As a surprise to Hally, 12 of her classmates attended the induction ceremony—some flying from across the country to participate. A stellar athlete, Hally was captain of both the field hockey and softball teams during...

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Going Head to Head with Concussion Risks
Sep29

Going Head to Head with Concussion Risks

“I hate Friday Night Tykes,” states Michele Monaco, DSc, ATC, associate professor of Human Movement Sciences and clinical coordinator at Immaculata, referring to the popular cable TV reality show that takes  an inside look at the wild world of Texas youth football. “Go get ’em” is what the coaches tell the young players, perpetuating the idea that a concussion is just ‘getting your bell rung.’” It’s a very simple question: how many...

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Championship Mighty Macs to be inducted to Philadelphia Hall of Fame
Jun10

Championship Mighty Macs to be inducted to Philadelphia Hall of Fame

The Immaculata University Mighty Macs’ basketball teams of the early 1970s will be enshrined into the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame on November 13, 2014, at the Sheraton, Society Hill at 7:00 p.m. Several of the Mighty Macs have been enshrined into the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame based on their individual achievements.  Coach Cathy Rush was inducted with the Class of 2005; Theresa Shank Grentz is a 2007 inductee, and Marianne...

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